Mental Health/Substance Use Disorder Resources and Information 

Mental Health Services 

The Town of Acton Health Division provides the following information and resources in regards to prevention, education, and support on all Mental Health components. Please see below for a list of contact information and services that may support you or a loved one.

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger or experiencing a medical emergency Call 911

For more information please contact Acton Community Services Coordinator, Laura Ducharme at Lducharme@actonma.gov or TEL: 978-929-6651

Acton Veterans Agent James MacRae, JmacRae@actonma.gov TEL: 978-929-6614

Acton Health Director, Sheryl Ball at sball@acton-ma.gov or TEL:978-929-6632

Acton is currently participating in a collaborative Public Health Excellence Grant which includes Acton, Westford, Dracut and Lowell, MA.You may contact our shared Regional Community Health and Wellness Coordinator, Brittany Nash at bnash@westfordma.gov or TEL:978- 399-2564

Helplines

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) TEL:800-950-6264 or Text NAMI to 741741

William James College Interface)  Click here for more information
TEL:617-332-3666 ext 1 or TEL:888-244-6843 (Monday-Friday 9-5PM)

Advocates Mental Health Crisis Hotline TEL:1-800-640-5432

Samariteens Teen Suicide Hotline TEL:1-800-252-TEEN (8336) 

Eliot Center at Concord TEL:1-800-988-1111 or 978-369-1113 

 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline TEL:1-800-273-8255
https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/


Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor
https://www.crisistextline.org/


Trevor Lifeline for LGBTQ Youth
TEL://1-866-488-7386
Text ‘START’ to 678-678
https://www.thetrevorproject.org/


National Helpline
TEL:1-800-662-4357
https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline


National Domestic Violence Hotline
TEL:1-800-799-7233
Text 'START' to 88788
https://www.thehotline.org/


Veterans Crisis Line TEL:1-800-273-8255 Press 1 or Text 838255
https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/


National Sexual Assault Hotline
TEL: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
https://www.rainn.org/

Substance Use Disorders 

Substance use disorder is an ongoing crisis throughout the state and country. Please seek services and resources for you or your loved ones.

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger or experiencing a medical emergency Call 911.

For additional information, you may contact Acton Health Director, Sheryl Ball at sball@acton-ma.gov or TEL:978-929-6632

(Acton Veterans Only) contact Agent James MacRae, JmacRae@actonma.gov or TEL: 978-929-6614 

Community Health and Wellness Coordinator, Brittany Nash, bnash@westfordma.gov or TEL: 978-399-2564