Patient & Family Resource Center
The Department of Psychiatry offers free educational programs for patients and families. Programs include presentations from clinicians and discussions about facing mental health challenges.
Massachusetts General Hospital has the largest hospital-based medical research program in the country. Learn more about participating in psychiatry research.
When you feel that something is wrong and you may need help with a mental health challenge, it can be helpful to carefully consider what is bothering you. Learn more about what you can do.
The Department of Psychiatry is committed to providing the highest quality care to patients of all ages. We offer treatment to patients with a wide range of mental health concerns.
Participating in Psychiatry Research
Psychiatry research at Mass General includes clinical and basic research on virtually every major psychiatric disorder.
Mass General has the largest hospital-based research program in the United States.
The integration of patient care and clinical research has been a hallmark of the Department of Psychiatry for more than 30 years. By participating in research, you can help us understand more about psychiatric disorders and their treatments. Learn more about what you can expect when you participate.
Community Treatment Options
Get additional resources and guidance on how to obtain mental health care in the community.
Community mental health resources
Connecting With Help When You Need It
Everyone struggles from time to time and it’s normal to feel upset when bad things happen or stress increases. These responses are healthy, human reactions to stressful events. An estimated one in four of American adults will experience a diagnosable mental health condition each year. Nearly half of those have more than one mental health condition, and 6% have conditions that are severe and disabling.
However, if those feelings interfere with friends, family, school or work, help is available. It can sometimes be difficult to know where to start when seeking care for mental health challenges. The Department of Psychiatry at Mass General is here to help.
Department of Psychiatry
Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114
Adult patients: See clinical care information and check your eligibility
Child & adolescent patients: 617-726-2725
Boston Emergency Services Team: 800-981-4357
Patient & family education programs: 866-644-7792
Emergency psychiatric care at Mass General is provided through the Acute Psychiatry Service, located within the hospital’s Emergency Department. All care takes place face-to-face in a dedicated area within the Emergency Medicine Department.
If you or a loved one are not able to travel to the Emergency Department and you are facing immediate harm due to a psychiatric issue, please call 911 to access help.
Resources for Patients & Families
The Department of Psychiatry provides resources for patients and families including educational programs and information about mental health issues.