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Addressing Mental Health 

Local Resources

Center for Human Development (CHD)

(multiple locations - Chicopee is Ludlow’s catchment area)

Phone: 1-833-CHD-TALK

Behavioral Health Network & Crisis Services (BHN) 

Walk In: 417 Liberty Street, Entrance B, Springfield MA

Phone: 413-733-6661

Mental Health Association of Springfield (MHA) 

995 Worthington Street, Springfield MA

Phone: 413-734-5376

Ludlow Health Department 

413-583-5600 ext. 1266

State and National Resources 

988:  Suicide and Crisis LIfeline CALL/TEXT 988

MASS 211: Call: 211 OR 877-211-6277 

NAMI Massachusetts Helpline Phone: 1-800-370-9085 

Behavioral Health HelpLine (BHHL):

The Behavioral Health HelpLine (BHHL) is available 24/7, 365 days per year 

Call or text 833-773-2445. 

Psychology Today:  Find a provider near you.

Parent Professional Advocacy League: Excellent resource for families in MA. 

The Trevor Project:  24/7 crisis support services to LGBTQ young people. 

 Lifeline: 1-866-488-7386 OR TEXT “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200 

The Jed Foundation:  

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention:  

What to do if your child is struggling with their mental illness (resources)

Learn More 

Talking  With Children About Grief

Provides training resources specially designed for school professionals, including brief video modules on a range of topics. Each video module is accompanied by a handout that summarizes the key points covered in the video.


Recent Youth Mental Health Studies 

Youth Mental Health Roadmap for Western, MA (September, 2023)

Over the past year, the Public Health Institute of Western Mass has brought people together in our region to outline a mental health for our region.  

Roadmap Brief

Presentation (November,2023) 

CDC Mental Health Guide for School Leaders (December, 2023)

The CDC put forth six in-school strategies that are proven to promote and support student mental health and well-being. 

Action Guide