DBH Mental Health Hotline Website
Residents are encouraged to contact the Mental Health Hotline at 1-888-793-4357 (1-888-7WE-HELP) to talk with a trained mental health specialist if they’re feeling depressed, anxious, or just not themselves. Anyone who needs mental health support can get real-time help without enrollment in DBH. The Hotline operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The Mental Health Hotline was set up to provide counseling and support to residents experiencing increased anxiety and stress due to COVID-19 and has expanded to offer support to address post-pandemic and everyday stressors for individualized support.
On the Mental Health Hotline, callers can speak confidentially with a trained mental health specialist who provides counseling, help with problem solving, and referral to ongoing treatment if needed through a robust community-based provider network. The hotline is staffed by experienced professionals who can also help prevent negative coping strategies such as self-harm or self-medication with drugs or alcohol.