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SUPPORT INFORMATION
For Consumers (those with a mental illness) and
Family/Friends (those who are dealing with a person with a mental illness)

Peer Warm Line:
Friendly phone lines run by peers for peers.
1-877-733-7563
Hours of operation: Tuesday thru Sunday, 4 – 8 PM.
AND 1-800-243-5836
Hours of operation: 5-10PM weekdays and 4-9PM weekends

Psychiatric Emergency:
Instead of calling 911 or using the local hospital emergency rooms, call the Emergency Service Provider (ESP) 1-877-382-1609 and enter your zip code. This is a 24/7/365 toll free line.

Help Line:
NAMI of Central Middlesex maintains a helpline at 781-982-3318, covered by trained volunteers. Leave a message and someone will return your call within 24 hours.

There are three different types of NAMI support groups:

NAMI CONNECTION recovery support groups
(for consumers) facilitated by NAMI-trained volunteer peers
NAMI Family/Friends support groups
facilitated by NAMI-trained volunteer peers
NAMI Caring and Sharing (for family/friends) support groups
facilitated by NAMI volunteers


Information on Support Groups in other parts of Massachusetts: Contact the NAMI-Mass office at 781-938-4048 or 800-370-9085 or check the website at http://www.namimass.org in the Programs section.

Near-by Locations:

NAMI Connection: recovery support group for consumers (those with a mental illness) facilitated by NAMI-trained peers
Waltham: Every Thursday, 5:30-6:30 PM, sponsored by Quincy and Framingham Recovery Learning Centers, Waltham Public Library, Room 2, 735 Main St, Waltham. For info, call 617-472-3237 or 508-309-7008.
Marlboro: 1st Tuesday of each month, 7-9 PM, meets same time as family/friends support group, Employment Options, 82 Brigham St. Call Tina at 508-272-9061, website http://www.employmentoptions.org.
Somerville: Every Wednesday and Friday, 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon, Cambridge-Somerville Recovery Learning Center, 35 Medford St, a big red brick building, 2nd floor, room 201. For info and further directions, contact Janel at 617-863-5388 or tanj@vinfen.org.
NAMI Family/Friends: support groups for family/friends facilitated by NAMI-trained peers
*Acton/Littleton: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month, 7-9 PM. St. Matthew's United Methodist Church in Acton, 435 Central Street, Acton MA 01740. Facilitators are Susan McDougall, email at mcdougalletal@aol.com or call 978-263-8830, and Clare Cooper, email at ccooper@westfordconsulting.com, or call 978-692-8994.
*Bedford: Last Tuesday of each month, 7:30-9:30 PM, First Church of Christ, 25 Great Rd. . For questions or more info, call the NAMI Central Middlesex helpline 781-982-3318.
Fitchburg: 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month, 7-8:30 PM, Messiah Lutheran Church, 750 Rindge Rd. Contact Maryann Fairbanks at 978-342-0988 or maryfair123@yahoo.com.
*Lexington: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, 6:30-8 PM, Edinburg Center, 1st floor training room, 1040 Waltham St. For info call Janet at 617-816-5856.
Marlboro: 1st Tuesday of each month, 7-9 PM, meets same time as recovery support group, Employment Options, 82 Brigham St. Call Tina at 508-272-9061, website http://www.employmentoptions.org.
Newton: 2nd Tuesday of each month, 7 PM, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, 2nd floor, room #2. Contact Tricia Silverman at 617-232-5694 or ps81896@aol.com.
*Stow: 3rd Saturday of each month, 10 AM, Fellowship Hall, First Parish Church, near the intersection of Rt. 117 and Rt. 62. Call Trish Woods at 978-897-2962 for more information and directions.
NAMI Caring & Sharing: support groups for family/friends facilitated by NAMI volunteers
Cambridge: 1st and 3rd Monday of each month, 7:30-9:30 PM, Cambridge Hospital, 1493 Cambridge St, 3rd floor of main building, Learning Center/Conference Room A. Contact Elizabeth at 781-646-0397 for more information.
Lowell: 3rd Wednesday of each month, 7 PM, Solomon Mental Health Center, 391 Varnum Ave. Contact 978-677-0618 or email namigreaterlowell@yahoo.com.
*Wakefield: 2nd Monday of each month, 1-2:30 PM, Beebe Memorial Library, 345 Main St, for the winter. If Wakefield schools are closed, meeting cancelled. Call Kay at 781-438-1851 or Diane at 978-658-3567 or Dianeh23@yahoo.com.
DBSA Support Groups: sponsored by Depression Bipolar Support Alliance for either consumers (those with a mental illness) or family/friends.
Belmont: Every Wednesday, 7-9 PM, McLean Hospital, Demarneffe building cafeteria. Additionally there are drop-in groups on Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 1:30-3:30 PM in room 132. Phone 617-855-2795, email info@dbsaboston.org, website http://www.dbsaboston.org.
Lowell: Every Thursday, 6-7:30 PM, Lowell First Church of the Nazarene, 1195 Varnum Ave. Call 1-800-280-7773 or email info@dbsamerrimackvalley.org.
Wayside Parent Groups: support groups for parents of children/adolescents with mental health challenges, sponsored by Wayside Youth and Family Support Network
Framingham: 2nd and 4th Monday of each month, 2 meetings, either 10-11:30 AM or 7-8:30 PM, 88 Lincoln St. For more info call John Allen at 508-620-0010x189 or email John_Allen@waysideyouth.org.
Waltham: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, 7-9 PM, 118 Central St. For more info call Judi Maguire at 508-215-6008 or email judi_maguire@waysideyouth.org.

*Indicates sponsored by NAMI Central Middlesex


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