Metro Boston Recovery Learning Community (MBRLC) is an entirely peer-run organization dedicated to providing support, education and advocacy by providing opportunities and resources to assist individuals in finding their own path to mental health recovery.
The MBRLC operates a peer support line from 4-8pm, seven days a week. It is staffed by compassionate peers, who listen to callers in need of a human voice who understands. Call toll free at (877) PEER LNE (no "i") -- (877) 733-7563. A Spanish-speaking operator is available on Wednesday and Sunday.
Useful and Interesting Links
Child Abuse and Neglect; Hotline: (800) 792-5200
Elder Resources Hotline: 1-800-922-2275
myNoise: A robust collection of natural and artificial noises--rain, wind, cat purr, etc. to listen to while sleeping or meditating
NAMI Mass Compass: Your Guide to Mental Health Resources (617)580-8541
Understanding OCD: A great way to explain pure-ocd and other obsessive disorders. Most say it really helps to make things clear. It helps for those who experience it because it is difficult to explain even to oneself.
Project Bread: Food assistance and information, referrals
ReachHIRE is an employment site geared to young adults, but generally useful as well.