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Resources for Caregivers

Resources and Guides

Exercise and Physical Activity

  • PE with Joe
    • Get the family together to do one or more of these workout videos with PE teacher and fitness coach Joe. You can do these inside or outside. 
  • SHAPE America  
    • This website has lots of K-12 resources, self-care tips, and health education!

Helplines and Resources

  • Parental Stress Line (1-800-632-8188)
    • Free, confidential, and anonymous helpline available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 
    • Trained volunteer counselors offer a way to relieve stress and offer support to anyone seeking it no matter how big or small. Counselors can also share information and resources.
    • Translation services are provided.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255 for English; 1-888-628-9454 for Spanish)
    • Provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    • You can also connect with a counselor online using the Lifeline Chat service. 
  • SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline (1-800-985-5990)
    • Provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year confidential crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters. This service is available in English and Spanish. 
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline (1-800-799-7233 or text LOVEIS to 22522)
  • National Child Abuse Hotline (call or text 1-800-422-4453)
  • Local Behavioral Health Emergency Services Program and Mobile Crisis Intervention (1-800-981-4357)
    • They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    • They are working within the protocols of the state right now, but anyone who calls will be provided with support as they are available to help.
  • Massachusetts Department of Mental Health