Behavioral Health Corner | Pediatrics at Newton-Wellesley

If your child is in crisis, call 911 or a local mobile crisis team:

Boston/Metro Boston Region

Boston/Cambridge Somerville

(Boston (Dorchester, South Boston, Roxbury, West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, Roslindale, Hyde Park, Lower Mills), Brighton, Brookline, Cambridge, Charlestown, Chelsea, East Boston, Revere, Somerville, and Winthrop)

  • Boston Medical Center/Boston Emergency Service Team (B.E.S.T.)
    24-hour access number: 1-800-981-4357

Norwood

(Canton, Dedham, Dover, Foxboro, Medfield, Millis, Needham, Newton, Norfolk, Norwood, Plainville, Sharon, Walpole, Wellesley, Weston, Westwood, and Wrentham)

  • Riverside Community Care
    24-hour access number: 1-800-529-5077

South Shore

(Braintree, Cohasset, Hingham, Hull, Milton, Norwell, Quincy, Randolph, Scituate, and Weymouth)

  • Aspire Health Alliance (formerly South Shore Mental Health (SSMH))
    24-hour access number: 1-800-528-4890

Central Region

MetroWest

(Acton, Ashland, Arlington, Bedford, Belmont, Boxborough, Burlington, Carlisle, Concord, Framingham, Holliston, Hopkinton, Hudson, Lexington, Lincoln, Littleton, Maynard, Marlborough, Natick, Northborough, Sherborn, Southborough, Stow, Sudbury, Waltham, Watertown, Wayland, Westborough, Wilmington, Winchester, and Woburn)

  • Advocates
    24-hour access number: 1-800-640-5432

Additional emergency numbers:

Connect with a Crisis Counselor by texting HOME to 741741
Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (8255)
Parent Stress Line: 1-800-632-8188


At PNW we are dedicated to enhancing the growth, development, and well-being of all children, from birth through late adolescence including your child’s mental and behavioral health. The behavioral health team works closely with your child's PCP and may provide the following services:

  • Assessment and diagnosis of developmental, behavioral, and mental health disorders including but not limited to:
  • Autism, ADHD, Adjustment Disorders, Anxiety, OCD, Depression, PTSD
  • Parent guidance, consultation, and resources
  • Medication management for some conditions
  • Brief individual treatment for mild-moderate emotional and behavioral challenges

Recommended book list

ADHD
Anxiety
ASD
Behavior Management
Body Image
Depression
Diversity and Anti-Racism
Divorce and Remarriage
Emotion Regulation
Family Diversity
Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation
Grief and Loss
New Baby
New School
Puberty
Safety
Sensory Processing
Sex
Substance Use
Trauma

Additional parent resources