Samaritans’ mission is to reduce the incidence of suicide by alleviating despair, isolation, distress, and suicidal feelings among individuals in the community, 24 hours a day; to educate the public about suicide prevention; to help those who have lost a loved one to suicide; and to reduce the stigma associated with suicide.
Samaritans provides life-saving suicide prevention services throughout Greater Boston, MetroWest, and across Massachusetts. Their services are free, confidential, and nonjudgmental.
24/7 Crisis Services – Each day, people who struggle with loneliness, depression, or suicidal feelings turn to Samaritans’ 24/7 Helpline for non-judgmental support. On the other side of a phone call or text message, they find a caring listener ready to provide compassion. You can call or text their Helpline 24/7 at (877) 870-4673.
Grief Support Services – If you have lost a loved one to suicide, you can find support through events, meetings, and peer networks.
Community Education & Outreach – Learn how to help someone in crisis by hosting a suicide prevention workshop at your school, workplace, or organization.
Learn more about Samaritans’ programs, including the latest information about their remote services during COVID-19, at www.samaritanshope.org.