In case of a mental health emergency, our Emergency Services team can be accessed 24/7 and 365 days a year. Our caring and trained professionals provide comprehensive and organized treatment of emergency care in times of psychiatric crisis.

If you are an existing client at the Island Counseling Center:
Call your clinician directly regarding new protocols. Telehealth technology and telephone support have been put in place.


The NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Peer Support Line is a compassionate community telephone service, staffed by Operators who have lived experience with mental health issues. They provide a supportive ear to callers who want to share their thoughts and feelings about life and its challenges with a person who also has lived experience. Available Monday through Sunday from 4pm-8pm. A bilingual (Spanish/English) operator is available on Sunday nights.


The MV Regional High School counseling team is offering virtual office hours via phone or Google Hangouts.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Massachusetts has created Connection Recovery support groups. These Peer Support groups are for people living with a mental illness:

Mondays, 10:30 am -12 pm
Call: 1-646-558-8656, Meeting ID: 955 331 152

Mondays 6:30 pm
Call in number: 508-206-8720 (no password required)

Tuesdays 7:00 pm
Call in number 425-436-6392 and enter access code number 119410

Wednesdays 7:30 pm
Call in number: 508-206-8720 (no password required)

Saturdays 10:00 am
Call in number: 508-206-8720 (no password required)

Additional Support Groups:

First Sundays 6-7:30pm
May 3, June 7, July 5, August 2

Call: Lisa Belcastro 508-776-3746 for a Zoom link or email:

Second Tuesday – 6:30 – 8 pmMay 12, June 9, July 14, August 11

Call: Lisa Belcastro 508-776-3746 for a Zoom link or email:

National Alliance for Mental Health (NAMI): Tips and resources for people with mental illness.

Center for Disease Control (CDC): Tips for managing anxiety and stress.

SAMHSA: Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health During an Infectious Disease Outbreak.

WHO: Mental Health and Psychosocial Considerations During COVID-19 Outbreak.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP): Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty

Sounds True: Resilience in Challenging Times

How to Talk to Children about Coronavirus: April Knight, LMHC, Ph.D. Candidate