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Distance Learners

Due to the extensive programs at Fitchburg State University for Distance Learners, there are many students that may not be able to make use of Counseling Services at the main Fitchburg campus. However, we do want to help you 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.

Greater Boston

24-Hour Psychiatric Emergency

Cambridge/Somerville Psychiatric Emergency Room

Phone: 617.491.0600
Run by the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health

Outpatient Treatment

North Suffolk Mental Health Comprehensive

Phone: 617.884.HELP

Northeastern Massachusetts

24-Hour Psychiatric Emergency

Greater Lawrence Mental Health Center

Phone: 978.683.3128
Run by the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health

Outpatient Services

Community Health & Alternative Opportunities Services - O.C.E.R./Umbrella Library

Phone: 508.922.7791

Southeastern Massachusetts

24-Hour Psychiatric Emergency

Taunton Area Emergency Services

Phone: 508.823.5700
Run by the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health

Outpatient Services

Falmouth Human Services

Phone: 508.548.0533

Central Massachusetts

24-Hour Psychiatric Emergency

Advocates Psychiatric Emergency Service

Phone: 508.872.3333
Run by the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health

Outpatient Services

Mental Health Association of Central Middlesex

Phone: 508.369.7715

Western Massachusetts

24-Hour Psychiatric Emergency Service

Center for Mental Health Resources

Phone: 413.733.6661

Outpatient Services

Berkshire Mental Health Center

Phone: 413.663.6555

Cape Cod and the Islands

24-Hour Psychiatric Emergency

Cape Cod/Islands DMH - Emergency Services

Phone: 508.778.4627
Run by the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health

Outpatient Services

Cape Cod/Islands Community Mental Health Center

Phone: 508.563.2276

Find a Mental Health Provider

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 visiting the Online Student Center.