Clinical resources in Massachusetts
Services for young adults experiencing psychosis
If you or someone you know is experiencing difficulties such as hearing voices, seeing things that are not there, or having trouble expressing their thoughts and feelings, there are several specialty clinics in the Boston area dedicated to helping young people who may be experiencing these types of symptoms for the first time:
- Center for Early Detection, Assessment & Response to Risk (CEDAR) clinic
- Prevention and Recovery in Early Psychosis (PREP) program
- Recovery in Shared Experiences (RISE), a Cambridge Health Alliance program
- First-Episode and Early Psychosis Program (FEPP) at Massachusetts General Hospital
- McLean OnTrack program
- Specialized Team for Early Engagement and Recovery (STEER) Program at the Bedford VA (Veterans only)
You can find more information through the Massachusetts Psychosis Network for Early Treatment.
General mental health resources
- Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation at Boston University: A program focused on promoting wellness, resilience, and recovery for adults living with serious mental illness
- Massachusetts National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): Includes information, resources, and available support groups for people living with mental health concerns and their families. Dedicated to mental health advocacy across the state.
- Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) Boston: Self-help support organization for people living with mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder and their friends and families.
- Emergency Service Programs in Massachusetts: Community-based assessment, intervention, and stabilization services for people experiencing mental health or substance use related crises (alternatives to calling 911/the police).