Mental Health & Wellness Center

Mental/Behavioral Health/Crisis Prevention

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological and social well being. It affects how we think, feel, act and learn. It impacts our health, decisions, motivation and confidence. There is a clear connection between mental health and academic performance. Helping students maintain a healthy balance of emotional well-being and academic success is our number one goal here at Bay Path. Below are a list of resources and steps that you can take to access local supports:

Crisis Prevention

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

Samaritan's Hope

Crisis Textline

24/7 Crisis Services: 877-870-4673

Mobile Crisis Hotline: 1-877-750-3127508-765-3035

How to access counseling supports for your child

Call your pediatrician for recommendations in your area.

Call your behavioral health helpline on the back of your insurance card to provide you with a list of therapists that accept your insurance.

Contact your child's guidance/school adjustment counselor for recommendations in your town.

Utilize websites to locate substance and mental health services in your geographic area.

Find a Facility here:

Mental Health & Wellness Resources

YOU INC Resource centers will help you access a variety of supports such as: After-school & Recreational Activities, Caregiver/child activities, Child care, Clothing & Household Goods, Civic Engagement, CRA-Related Support, Education, Special Education, & School Support, Employment & Career Services, Family/Caregiver support, Financial assistance, Food access, DTA kiosk, Healthcare and Behavior Healthcare including Substance Abuse treatment, HLA MHAP for Kids Attorney, Housing, Legal Assistance, LGBTQ+ supports and services, Parenting Education & Support Groups, Transportation Access

Grief Support Services meetings will be held virtually via Zoom until further notice. Meetings will take place on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 6:30 - 8pm. Please visit the link for further information on virtual SafePlace meetings.

Community Education & Outreach Mental health is hard to talk about. Learn how at one of our suicide prevention webinars. Webinars are open to the public, but registration is required. For more details, including registration, follow the aforementioned link.

UMass Emergency Mental Health or Harrington Hospital Emergency Mental Health If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis please contact our locally-based crisis intervention/emergency services team. We provide around-the-clock, 24/7 mental health and substance use evaluations to people in crisis. Instead of going to the emergency room, services can be provided to you over the phone, in your home, at school, or in another community setting.

Anxiety and Depression High School Group(Pediatric Behavioral Health) Teens will learn a variety of methods to help manage mood and anxiety.  CBT and DBT skills will be introduced. Teens will learn how to manage and communicate their emotions in a healthy manner. Contact Adrienne @ 508-835-1735 ext. 113

Girls and Their People High School Group(Pediatric Behavioral Health) The following areas will be discussed and addressed: Girl drama, dating dos/don't's, setting boundaries, online interactions, red flags, being assertive, and more.  The participants will be given education in the various topics and reflect/practice these skills in a group based on their own experiences.  Contact Adrienne @ 508-835-1735 ext. 113

State & Local Resources for Parents and Families

How to help your child on their mental health journey with Handhold MA

Youth Mobile Crisis Intervention-Worcester Team - 1-866-549-2142

Emergency Mental Health Services (EMH) - 508-334-3562 - UMass Memorial Hospital is a resource directory that is searchable by zip code and type of service needed.  Food Source Hotline 1-800-645-8333

Support at School

There are many people at school who are willing to listen and talk. Please reach out to an adult at school if you need help.

National Resources

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)Text "HELPLINE" to 62640 between 10 a.m.–10 p.m. ET, Monday–Friday, to connect with the NAMI HelpLine.NAMI HelpLine is also available Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–10 p.m. ET by phone at 1-800-950-NAMI (6264), via the "Chat with us" web widget, or by email at

The Trevor Project  1-866-488-7386 or text "START" to 678678The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.

JED Foundation 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text "START" to 741-741The Jed Foundation (JED) empowers teens and young adults with the skills and support to grow into healthy, thriving adults.

If you are concerned about someone in a crisis, many of the following resources are available 24/7. Use links below for more information.  If you are dealing with an emergency, please call 911.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 for individuals who may be suicidal. If you are anxious about calling or would like information about what happens when you call a crisis line read this article. What happens when you call the suicide prevention lifeline?

National Crisis Text Line can be accessed 24/7 by texting HOME to 741741.


Mental Health Resources for the LGBTQIA+ Community