The Tyngsborough Police Department (TPD) works directly with our residents to bring awareness to substance abuse and mental health issues in our community. We provide support with a multi-level approach. Prevention, crisis response, and recovery. As a town of approximately 12,000 residents, we are committed to supporting those with substance abuse challenges and other issues by connecting them with the help they deserve. Give us a call or click on one of the links below to be directed to the appropriate resource.
- Outreach, education, and prevention
- Emergency crisis response
- Mental Health Clinician
- Certified Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist
- Mental health and substance abuse support services
- Resources for treatment
- Adolescent youth resources
When Should I be Concerned?
Someone who is experiencing a mental health crisis or engaged in substance abuse is likely to give off clues that they need help, such as:
- Marked decline in academic work or job performance
- Thoughts or acts of suicide or self-harm
- Indifference or lack of energy
- Noticeable change in sleeping or eating habits
- Noticeable change in personal hygiene, work habits, or general behavior
- Isolation or withdrawal
- Voicing hopelessness and helplessness in conversations, emails, or postings on social media.
Trust your gut. Although these signs don’t necessarily mean that a person is suffering from substance abuse or a mental health episode, if you feel worried about someone, you should act.
How Can I Help?
Don’t wait. If you have concerns there are many ways you can help. You can:
- Talk to the individual: The first step may be to simply talk to the person. Listen in a nonjudgmental way and let them know that you are concerned.
- Involve resources: If you don’t feel able to talk to the individual, reach out to others who might be able to encourage him or her to seek help.
- Encourage intervention: It can be hard to take the first step, you can offer to make that first step for them by contacting the Police Department. All Tyngsborough community members have access to clinicians through the Front Line Initiative.
- Ask us for advice: TPD can give you advice on the best method to help someone. A mental health clinician is on call and can provide additional support if needed.
If a situation is urgent, contact TPD right away by calling 911. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
TPD Emergency: 911
TPD Business Line: 978-649-7504
The committed men and women of the Tyngsborough Police Department are proud members of the Frontline Initiative as well as the Prevention Professionals of Northern Middlesex. Click on the links to find out more!