HOTLINES



EMERGENCIES

Campus Police (from a campus phone)  100
MIT Medical (E23)  3-1311
Mental Health Service of MIT Medical 3-2916
Dean on Call 3-1212
Local Police (from off-campus phone) 911
 

GENERAL/"Just to Talk"

Gay and Lesbian HelpLine
617-267-9001, 888-340-4528
Mon-Fri 6-11 PM; Sat-Sun 5-10 PM.
Free confidential information, referrals, crisis intervention, and support. You can also call just to talk!

 

Harvard Contact Line
617-495-8111
Operates from 7 PM to midnight, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday.
 

Peer Listening Line
617-267-2535, 800-399-PEER
Mon-Fri 4-10 PM.
Same as the Gay and Lesbian Helpline, but for people under 24.

 


ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS

Massachusetts Drug and Alcohol Hotline
617-445-1500
 

Phoenix House National Helpline
800-662-HELP
24 hours. Information about local drug treatment and services.

 


SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES

AIDS Action Committee Hotline
800-235-2331 / TTY 617-450-1427
Mon-Fri 9 AM-9 PM, Sat 10 AM-2 PM.
Medical referrals, HIV/AIDS information, prevention, support services, advocacy.

 

CDC National STD Hotline
800-227-8922, Spanish 800-344-7432, TTY 800-243-7889
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National STD Hotline provides toll-free information on sexually transmitted diseases to the general public. Information Specialists are trained to convey accurate, basic information and referrals to free or low cost clinics nationwide. Free educational literature about a wide variety of STDs and prevention methods is also available.

 

CDC National AIDS Hotline
800-CDC-INFO (232-4636), also in Spanish, TTY 888-232-6348
Operated under contract with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Answers questions related to HIV/AIDS, including prevention, risk, testing, and treatment; provides referrals; and mails out publications.

 

National Herpes Hotline
919-361-8488
Provides free counseling on herpes and offers referrals.

 


SUICIDE

Samaritans
617-247-0220
24-hour suicide prevention hotline

 

Trevor Line
800-850-8078
24  hour suicide helpline for LBGT and questioning youth.

 


VIOLENCE/RAPE

Emergencies-- MIT Mental Health Service  3-2916

 
MIT Counseling and Support Services

617-253-4861
Confidential counseling for students.

 

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center
617-492-RAPE (7273)
24 hour hotline for survivors of rape.

 

Fenway Violence Recovery Program
617-927-6250, 800-834-3242
Mon-Fri 9 AM-5 PM
 

Gay Men's Domestic Violence Hotline
800-832-1901
24 hour hotline for gay men

 


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