The Mayor’s Health Line is a free and confidential, information and referral phone service open weekdays in the city of Boston. It is operated by the Boston Public Health Commission. Usually the line gets calls about health insurance, how to find a doctor or other routine questions Bostonians have. But since April 15, the health questions Bostonians have sometimes revolve around coping after the Boston Marathon Bombing.
At the request of the Office of Mayor Tom Menino, the Red Cross has had a staffer embedded in the office of the Mayor's Health Line to answer Disaster Mental Health questions.
As Boston and the region recovers from this incident, there is still help available. To reach out for free 24/7 counseling or support, contact the SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or text ‘TalkWithUs’ to 66746.