Mental Health

Referrals & Services

    • This organization runs a mental health and wellness referral help line where callers are matched with licensed mental health providers from their extensive database based on the location, insurance, and specialty needs of the caller. Their website has a wide range of valuable resources related to mental health and wellness for the benefit of the general public – children, adults and families – as well as educators and mental health professionals.
  • Riverside Community Care
    • Riverside Commuity Care provides therapy, psychiatry, home-based services and more. Needham families can self refer, but their school guidance counselor may help facilitate the process.
  • MassHealth Commonhealth program
    • CommonHealth is comprehensive health insurance similar to MassHealth Standard, for eligible disabled adults and disabled children through age 18 who cannot get MassHealth Standard because their incomes are too high.
  • Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH)
    • As the State Mental Health Authority, DMH assures and provides access to services and supports to meet the mental health needs of individuals of all ages. The Department establishes standards to ensure effective and culturally competent care to promote recovery, and sets policy, promotes self-determination, protects human rights and supports mental health training and research.

Information & Organizations

  • Child Mind Institute
    • Articles, information, and resources from an organization dedicated to transforming mental health care for children.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
    • This site is an excellent resource, offering parent education, discussion boards, and information of many kinds.
    • A website launched by the Department of Health and Human Services dedicated to providing information and resources on mental health. The site includes the basics of mental health, signs of common disorders, how to talk about mental health, and how to get help.


Blogs / Websites