The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. AFSP creates a culture that’s smart about mental health through education and community programs, develops suicide prevention through research and advocacy, and provides support for those affected by suicide. Led by CEO Robert Gebbia and headquartered in New York, and with a public policy office in Washington, D.C., AFSP has local chapters in all 50 states with programs and events nationwide. Learn more about AFSP in its latest Annual Report, and join the conversation on suicide prevention by following AFSP on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
The mission of the International OCD Foundation is to help everyone affected by obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders to live full and productive lives. Our aim is to increase access to effective treatment, end the stigma associated with mental health issues, and foster a community for those affected by OCD and the professionals who treat OCD. Based in Boston, the IOCDF is now celebrating its 30th anniversary as a donor-supported non-profit. The IOCDF has affiliates in 22 states and territories, as well as 11 global partners. With its $2 million annual operating budget, the IOCDF has granted millions of dollars for OCD research and is a vital resource for the estimated 1 in 100 individuals with OCD around the world.
The Massachusetts Association for Mental Health’s mission is to advance mental health and well-being by promoting prevention, early intervention, effective treatment and research to address social, emotional, and mental health challenges. MAMH strives to eliminate stigma and discrimination and advance full social, economic, and political inclusion in all aspects of community life.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Massachusetts (NAMI Mass) was founded in 1982. Through education, advocacy, and support, NAMI Mass strives to improve the quality of life for all those individuals diagnosed with a mental health condition and the families and friends who sustain them. With education programs and support groups, we give hope and help to people with mental illness and their caregivers. We advocate on a local, state, and federal level for legislation that we feel is in the best interest of those who are affected by mental health issues. NAMI Mass works on the community level too through its 17 local chapters throughout the state. NAMI Mass also has a constantly updated helpline called the COMPASS that can respond to most questions about mental health in Massachusetts such as housing, employment, treatment, insurance, substance use, and more. For COMPASS, please call 800.370.9085. For staff, call the mainline at 617.580.8541.
PROJECT 375 is passionately dedicated to to providing behavioral and mental health support to those who need it most – where and when they need it. PROJECT 375 provides parents and staff with Youth Mental Health First Aid Training which teaches the skills necessary to help identify youth who are developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. This helps ensure a safe and supportive environment for students everywhere, allowing youth to proactively take charge of their own mental fitness.