Mental Health Resources

Teenage Substance Abuse Prevention

Preventing teenage drinking and drug abuse can limit the amount of negative consequences facing teens and society as a whole.

Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress

Whether you’re a new or expectant parent, a family of color, a sibling, father or grandparent of someone with Down syndrome, if you’re looking to connect with others in your shoes, the MDSC can help. We collaborate with more than 20 local support groups around the state.

Connecting Parents Program

Weekly Meetings

These groups offer a safe, supportive environment for caregivers to share stories, concerns and challenges, while gaining tools and resources to help meet the complex needs of their children. Meetings are facilitated by Connecting Parents’ staff – professionals who have personal experience being a caregiver of a child with mental health conditions. Day and evening groups meet weekly for two hours. Meetings are held every week at the following times and locations:

Monday Evenings

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Canton Library
Art and Activities Room
786 Washington Street
Canton, MA 02021

Families for Depression Awareness

What We Offer

The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Massachusetts

NAMI Connection is a free, peer-led support group for people who are concerned about their mental health. Groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitators who’ve been there. NAMI Connection groups allow you to talk about your experiences in a safe and confidential setting. The groups encourage empathy, productive discussion, and a sense of community. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others.

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Groups will help you:

  • Find hope and develop relationships
  • Find better coping skills
  • Help others while helping yourself
  • Find strength in sharing experiences
  • Work for a better future in a realistic way


  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800-273-8255) call or online chat
  • Call2Talk 508-532-2255 or text C2T to 741741
  • Advocates-Mental Health Crisis Hotline 800-640-5432
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) 800-950-6264 or text NAMI to 741741
  • Trevor Project (for LGBTQ Youth) 866-488-7386 (call or text)
  • Eliot Community Human Resources 800-988-1111
  • Samaritans Suicide Hotline – Teens: 800-252-TEEN (8336) or Adults: 877-870-4673 (Call or Text)
  • We provide information, resources, and treatment for people battling addiction and related conditions.

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