Patient & Family Resource Center

Resources for patients and families including educational programs and information about mental health issues from the Department of Psychiatry at Mass General to help you find the care that is right for you and your loved ones.
    psychiatry patient and family Educational Programs

    Educational Programs

    The Department of Psychiatry offers free educational programs for patients and families. Programs include presentations from clinicians and discussions about facing mental health challenges.

    Psychiatry Research

    Psychiatry Research

    Massachusetts General Hospital has the largest hospital-based medical research program in the country. Learn more about participating in psychiatry research.

    Finding Help

    Finding Help

    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.

    Psychiatry Treatment Resources

    Treatment Resources

    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.

    Education Resources

    Watch archived presentations from our ongoing series of educational presentations & find other educational content.


    Presentations from the annual Schizophrenia Education Day.

    Child Psychiatry

    Presentations on various topics related to child psychiatry

    Substance Use Disorders

    The latest research and information related to addiction and substance use disorders.


    The latest research and information related to causes and treatment of depression.


    Information on psychotherapy, including individual, couples and group.

    Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

    Presentations on obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders.

    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

    The latest research and information related to causes and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

    Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

    Learn more about symptoms and treatment for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

    Participating in Psychiatry Research

    Psychiatry research at Mass General includes clinical and basic research on virtually every major psychiatric disorder.

    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.

    Contact Us

    Department of Psychiatry
    Massachusetts General Hospital
    55 Fruit Street
    Boston, MA 02114
    Phone: 617-724-5600

    Patient Appointments

    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 Care

    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.