Regional Support and RLCs

Recovery Learning Communities (RLCs) are regional communities that strengthen resilience and recovery through peer-to-peer support, advocacy and training among people with lived experience of psychiatric diagnosis, trauma or other extreme states.  Funded in part by DMH.  Contact information for all RLCs.

Recovery Support Centers are local centers of peer support, advocacy and training for substance use recovery funded by Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS) at DPH.

More Regional Supports

Alternatives to Suicide – various locations, including Somerville and Western MA

Dance in the Rain Hyannis, MA.  Peer support and arts-based events and activities.

DBSA  in Massachusetts (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance)

Learn2Cope Meeting across MA offer peer-support, education, resources and HOPE for families dealing with addiction and recovery.

MBHP Peer Support Resource Guide (2018) English  Spanish

Recovery International

Two Hats Cambridge, MA.  Monthly dinner for health providers who also have mental health and/or addiction issues, now open to all.

Warmlines in Massachusetts and nationally

Young Adult Resources including regional support centers

Online Peer Support

Platform for a variety of online peer support meetings.  No cost, simple to join.  Group schedules:

  • Depression Recovery Groups – peer support for general and specific communities – including teen/college age and bereavement (donation – $5) and individual peer coaching ($27)
  • DBSA Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (no cost)