Mental Health

Veterans Crisis Line

A confidential resource that connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring VA responders. Take the self-check quiz

4 Ways to reach the Crisis Line:
  1. Visit the Veterans Crisis Line website
  2. Call 800-273-8255 option 1 to speak to a VA responder
  3. Send a text message to 838255 to connect to a VA responder
  4. Begin an online chat:

S.A.V.E. (Statewide Advocacy for Veterans’ Empowerment)

The fundamental principle of the SAVE program is to advocate for veterans who are not able to obtain the benefits they have earned due to institutional or personal barriers. The program's primary mission is prevention of suicide and mental health distress through the mitigation of issues facing veterans when they return home from service.

Other Helpful Numbers

  • 24/7 Veteran Combat Call Center
    Call 877-WAR-VETS (877-927-8387) to talk to another combat Veteran
  • DoD's Defense Centers of Excellence (DCoE)
    24/7 Outreach Center for Psychological Health & Traumatic Brain Injury provides information and helps locate resources. Call 866-966-1020 or email
  • Military OneSource
    Call 24/7 for counseling and many resources 800-342-9647

Operation Home Base (Red Sox Non-Profit Organization)

If you are a veteran with questions about combat stress, PTSD or Traumatic Brain Injury -- or a New England based family member of veteran concerned about these injuries -- and wish to have a confidential consultation with the Red Sox Foundation and MGH Home Base Program, please call 617-724-5202 or e-mail us.

For general information about the RED SOX FOUNDATION and MGH HOME BASE PROGRAM, please visit the Red Sox Foundation website or the Home Base Program website. If you wish to make a donation in honor of a veteran or to assist veterans who have served all of us by making a donation to the Red Sox Foundation earmarked to support the program, please e-mail us or call 617-226-6323. And to ALL of our veterans, thank you for your service.

Brain Injury Association

Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts
The Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts assists with diagnosis of brain injuries and get help with rehabilitative care.

Brain Injury Association of America
Brain injury is not an event or an outcome. It is the start of a misdiagnosed, misunderstood, under-funded neurological disease. Individuals who sustain brain injuries must have timely access to expert trauma care, specialized rehabilitation, lifelong disease management and individualized services and supports in order to live healthy, independent and satisfying lives.

The mission of the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) is to advance brain injury prevention, research, treatment and education and to improve the quality of life for all people affected by brain injury. We are dedicated to increasing access to quality health care and raising awareness and understanding of brain injury. With a network of state affiliates, local chapters and support groups, we are the voice of brain injury.