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Community and Online Resources

find a referral 

The following sites offer information about community referrals. They are listed here solely as informational services. Neither MassArt or the MassArt Counseling and Wellness Center endorse any of the following sites, their services or the professionals who may be affiliated with them.

National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Referral Line
By calling 617.227.9635 or emailing, you can ask a NASW professional to help connect you with a therapist that accepts your insurance and matches your preferences.

Psychology Today
You can use this site to search for a therapist or psychiatrist by your zip code and then narrow down your search by insurance, presenting issues, types of treatment and how the therapists identify. Each provider has an online profile so you can learn more about their practice and contact them directly if they seem like a fit. The site also gives the option of searching for support groups and treatment centers.

This site allows you to search for a mental health provider by health insurance, therapy budget, provider type, specialty and location. Providers have detailed profiles, including some use of video to describe their practices. You can contact individual providers through their online profile, and many allow you to schedule a free 10 minute phone consultation through their profile.

mental health resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Call 1.800.273.8255 for free 24/7 crisis support in the US

Set to Go
A guide to the transition from high school to college and adulthood

Jed Foundation
A resource for a broad range of mental health topics with supplemental resources

The Steve Fund 
Is a dedicated to the mental health and emotional well-being of students of color. The organization offers expert resources regarding mental health and students of color. The Steve Fund has created a special keyword, STEVE, that young people of color can text to 741741 to connect with a trained crisis counselor

Crisis Text Line
Free online mental health texting service. Text HOME to 741741 for free 24/7 crisis support in the US

The Trevor Project
Offers crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth with a 24/7 helpline and online and text support. Call 866.488.7386

Go Ask Alice
Has information on a variety of health and wellness topics


interpersonal violence and sexual assault resources

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center provides services to survivors of rape and sexual assault, their friends and family. Includes statistics and information on services

Beth Israel Center for Violence Prevention and Recovery offers services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and community violence, including advocacy, crisis intervention, counseling, and support groups

Safe Link: A Massachusetts domestic violence hotline with support and information about services for anyone affected by domestic or dating violence. SafeLink is run by Casa Myrna, an organization that provides housing, legal, and counseling services to survivors of domestic violence

Violence Recovery Program at Fenway Health offers counseling, support groups, advocacy, and referral services to LGBT victims of violence

Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence offers multilingual services to Pan-Asian survivors of domestic and intimate partner violence, including a 24 hour help line, crisis intervention, emergency shelter, case management (i.e. legal, medical and immigration advocacy) and referral assistance

The Network/La Red is a survivor-led organization that provides a 24 hour hotline, support, crisis intervention, referrals, legal assistance and support groups for LGBTQ survivors of domestic violence

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self-help library

Brown University's Online Self-Help Library is a resource with reading materials addressing many different issues and life circumstances such as test anxiety, depression, culture shock, body image, mental health, sleep, trauma, etc.