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!
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
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.
Family Resource Centers (FRCs) provide services by connecting families to resources and programming within their communities.
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.
This website helps both providers and individuals locate local openings in mental health and substance use disorder services.