The NAMI Massachusetts office will be closed on the following dates, to give our staff time to relax, recharge, and spend time with loved ones during the winter holiday season. This includes our Compass Helpline and peer support, family support, and community education teams.* During this time, staff will be unavailable by phone or email.
- closed beginning Tuesday, November 22, 2022, at 5 pm
- closed November 23rd – 27th
- reopen on Monday, November 28, 2022 at 9 am
December & January
- closed beginning Thursday, December 22, 2022, at 5 pm
- closed December 23rd – January 2nd
- reopen on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2022 at 9 am
What you can do during these times
You can reach out to our Compass team by phone or email, and we will reply when we re-open. You can also schedule a phone call with us for a future date.
- call us at 617-704-6264 or 1-800-370-9085
- email us at email@example.com
- schedule a call with us at www.namimass.org/compass
Other NAMI Mass Programs & Teams
You can reach out to NAMI Mass staff by phone or email, and we will reply when we re-open. Visit our staff directory for contact information: www.namimass.org/staff.
For Connection support groups, Family support groups, and Family-to-Family classes, please check with your group or class leader about changes to the schedule.
Other resources you can access
If you or someone you support is experiencing a mental health crisis, you can find resources and ideas for navigating the crisis here: www.namimass.org/crisis.
Try a reddit community for some asynchronous peer support! Here are some favorite reddit communities that focus on mental health:
- r/ptsd – we are a supportive, respectful community for discussion and links of interest for people who have PTSD or have friends, family members, or partners with PTSD
- r/radicalmentalhealth – we have a different perspective of “mental health” & “mental illness.” We value diversity & see there’s no single model for a “healthy mind”
- r/selfharm – a subreddit for self-harmers to relate to each other, ask questions, and build up a community
- r/SuicideWatch – peer support for anyone struggling with suicidal thoughts
- r/traumatoolbox – Aa place to seek or share coping strategies, resources, art, music, videos, and other survivor tools
Check out these additional support opportunities:
- 7cups – free, anonymous chat from trained listeners
- Mental Health Forum – a peer support forum for people who experience mental health issues, a place where you can speak openly and anonymously about your mental health experiences
- Mental Health America forum on Inspire – a place for people with similar interests to support and encourage each other 24/7 online
Read these for helpful information and ideas for navigating the holidays:
- 5 Ways to Cope If the Holidays Feel Way Too Stressful Already – from Self Magazine
- The “Happiest” Time of The Year: Tips for Managing Holiday Stress – from NAMI
- Hope For The Holidays – from Mental Health America
- Guide to Managing Mental Health Around the Holidays – from McLean Hospital