FSAO is available Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. For urgent support outside of these hours we recommend the following resources:
If this is a psychiatric emergency or you need to speak with someone urgently and it cannot wait until the next business day please call 911. If calling from a cell phone, your call will be directed to the nearest dispatch and you will be asked to provide your name, address, and type of emergency.
Other crisis resources:
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Call 1-800-273-8255.
The Samaritans 24 Hour Helpline: The Samaritans provides a free and confidential 24-hour phone befriending line: 617.247.0220 or 508.875.4500. Or you can reach them toll-free at the Massachusetts Statewide Samaritans toll-free helpline. Call 877. 870.HOPE.