Boston Renaissance Mental Health Resources

Welcome to the Mental Health Team Website!

Hello Renaissance students, families, and all others! As stated in our school mission, we, as a whole school community, are dedicated to creating a safe and open environment that supports the social and emotional health of our students. In effort to follow through with that mission, we have created this website to offer resources for students and adults that may be helpful to you and your family. For additional support or for school specific information, please contact us directly, we are happy to help as best we can!

Throughout this site you will find resources and information to help you and your child navigate many kinds of mental health and social-emotional needs. At BRCPS we pride ourselves in offering supports that focus on the whole-child as the foundation for student growth. We understand that many students and their families are experiencing stress, and it can be overwhelming to know how to help your child through these unique times. Check out the Coping Strategies section for activities and skills your child (and the whole family!) can try to help them manage their emotions, work through feelings of stress, and improve their overall well-being.

For more individualized and tailored skills, be sure to contact one the members of the BRCPS Mental Health Team for recommendations and referrals.

Local and National Mental Health Crisis Support

Boston Emergency Services Team (BEST) Call 1-800-981-4357

Mobile Emergency Service Program that provides assessment, intervention, and stabilization services 24/7.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Call 1-800-273-8255

Available 24/7, talk or chat online.

SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746

Connect with a trained crisis counselor.

TrevorLifeline Call 1-866-488-7386

Hotline providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for LGBTQ Youth, 24/7

If you or a loved one are experiencing a mental health emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Additional Information for Accessing Behavioral Health Services

MassHealth Children's Behavioral Health Initiative

The Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI) community-based system of behavioral health services available to children with MassHealth or other commercial health insurance plans.

Massachusetts 2-1-1 Call 211 or toll-free at 1-877-211-MASS (6277)

Mass 211 connects callers to information about critical health, human services, and basic needs available in their community.

A family-friendly website designed for Massachusetts parents who are worried about their school-aged children’s mental health. This site is designed to help families figure if their child’s behavior is something to worry about and if so, what next steps can they take.

Boston-Suffolk County Family Resource Center or call 617-469-8501

Family Resource Centers (FRCs) provide services by connecting families to resources and programming within their communities.

Children's Advocacy Center

The CAC’s mental health staff is comprised of master’s level licensed clinical social workers with training and expertise in trauma and child abuse.

Massachusetts Behavioral Health Access (MABHA)

This website helps both providers and individuals locate local openings in mental health and substance use disorder services.