The Behavioral Health Help Line (BHHL) connects individuals and families to the full range of treatment services for mental health and substance use offered in Massachusetts, including outpatient, urgent, and immediate crisis care. Call for real-time support, initial clinical assessment, and connection to the right evaluation and treatment.
The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline launched in Massachusetts on July 16, 2022. This new three digit dialing code is available nationwide and will expand and improve support for those experiencing crisis situations including mental health, suicide, substance use, and emotional distress.
The new, and easy to remember, 988 dialing code will operate through the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number (1-800-273-8255). The 988 dialing code does not mean that the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is going away - both numbers will remain available to callers.