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Tuesday, 07 April 2020

Peer Support Line

Peer Support Line

 

Feeling lonely, sad or in distress?

 

Are you looking for resource information? 

 

Just want to talk or be heard?

 

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Have you ever tried contacting a peer support line? 

 

Introducing the Western Mass Peer Support Line:

 

By phone every day, 7pm to 11pm until further notice.

Call: 888.407.4515

 

By text every day, 3pm to 7pm until further notice.

Text: 413.287.1112

 

 

 

What is a a peer support line?

A peer support line (sometimes referred to as a ‘warmline’) is a phone line that you can call or text during a designated set of days and hours to:

  • Get support
  • Ask about resources
  • Connect with another person who can relate or has ‘been there’
  • Just talk

 

As opposed to a crisis line that is answered by a clinician and focuses on whether or not you may qualify for hospitalization or respite, a peer support line is answered by a trained peer supporter who has their own first-hand experience (with a psychiatric diagnosis, trauma, extreme or altered states, etc.) and who is there to talk and offer support.

 

Frequently asked questions about the Western Mass Peer Support Line

 

 

 

 

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