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Mental Health

The Mental Health Association of Rhode Island, 500 Prospect Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860, provides information and referral for mental health services and support groups. Call 726-2285.

The Rhode Island Council of Community Community Mental Health Organiztions represents community mental health sites that assist individuals seeking information and referral about treatment. Call 273-0900 or visit their web site at www.riccmho.org.

Member organizations offer a wide variety of mental health and substance abuse treatments, including emergency services.

RICCMHO organizations include:

Agency Phone Web Site
East Bay Mental Health Center 431-9870 www.eastbay.org
Gateway Healthcare 729-8701 www.gatewayhealth.org
The Kent Center 732-5656 www.thekentcenter.org
Newport County Community Mental Health Center 846-1213 www.nccmhc.org
NRI Community Services 235-7121 www.nricommunityservices.org
The Providence Center 276-4020 www.provctr.org
South Shore Mental Health Center


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The Samaritans of Rhode Island is a suicide prevention program that works with people before they become suicidal and with those who are thinking of suicide. Call 272-4044 or
1-800- 365-4044.

For information on medical detoxification, call these sites:

Butler Hospital Senior Treatment Program

Roger Williams Medical Center Behavioral Health

SSTAR of Rhode Island Detoxification Services

These programs are staffed by professionals who have special skills in helping substance abusers and their families deal with the physical and emotional problems caused by addiction and substance abuse. Treatment is always confidential.

Veterans can call the Veterans Administration at 457-3083.

Seniors who are experiencing problems with gambling can call the:

Gambling Hotline at 1-877-9-GAMBLE (1-877-942-6253). For a list of Gamblers Anonymous meetings, call 886-6850.