Distance Learners

We know that due to the extensive programs at Fitchburg State University for Distance Learners, there are many students that may not be able to avail themselves of Counseling Services at the main Fitchburg campus. However, we do want to help you to access mental health services in your area. Below is a partial listing of mental health services in the Massachusetts area. Further down this page, there are three "find-a-provider" resource links, provided by national professional organizations (e.g., American Psychological Association). If you can not locate a service in your area and would like help doing so, please contact one of our staff at (978) 665-3152. For more general mental health information please look at our Resources page for interesting links.

Greater Boston

  • 24-Hour Psychiatric Emergency run by the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health - Cambridge/Somerville Psychiatric Emergency Room - (617) 491-0600
  • Outpatient Treatment - North Suffolk Mental Health Comprehensive - (617) 884-HELP

Northeastern Massachusetts

  • 24-Hour Psychiatric Emergency run by the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health - Greater Lawrence Mental Health Center - (508) 683-3128
  • Outpatient Services - Community Health & Alternative Opportunities Services - O.C.E.R./Umbrella Library - (508) 922-7791

Southeastern Massachusetts

  • 24-Hour Psychiatric Emergency run by the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health - Taunton Area Emergency Services - (508) 823-5700
  • Outpatient Services - Falmouth Human Services - (508) 548-0533

Central Massachusetts

  • 24-Hour Psychiatric Emergency run by the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health - Advocates Psychiatric Emergency Service - (508) 872-3333
  • Outpatient Services - Mental Health Association of Central Middlesex - (508) 369-7715

Western Massachusetts

  • 24-Hour Psychiatric Emergency Service - Center for Mental Health Resources - (413) 733-6661
  • Outpatient Services - Berkshire Mental Health Center - (413) 663-6555

Cape Cod and the Islands

  • 24-Hour Psychiatric Emergency run by the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health - Cape Cod/Islands DMH- Emergency Services - (508) 778-4627
  • Outpatient Services - Cape Cod/Islands Community Mental Health Center - (508) 563-2276

Find a Mental Health Provider Resources (click below)

American Psychological Association

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency and you live off campus, you can contact your regular health service provider, call 911 or proceed to the nearest hospital emergency room.

You may also access other information available to distance learners at Fitchburg State University by linking to the Online Student Center.