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YOU ARE NOT ALONE

Do you feel sad, lonely, hopeless, or suicidal? We’re here to listen to you, 24 hours a day.

Samaritans works to prevent suicide and support those who have lost someone to suicide. Each year, 300+ volunteers answer more than 75,000 calls and text messages on our Helpline.

If you need to talk to someone about how you’re feeling, grieve the loss of a loved one to suicide, or learn how to help others in crisis, you can find support with us.

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Upcoming Events

  • Monday, June 10
    After Suicide: Understanding Your Grief
    Framingham Public Library
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    Wednesday, June 12
    After Suicide: Understanding Your Grief
    YMCA Fall River
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OUR SERVICES

Samaritans provides life saving suicide prevention services throughout Greater Boston, MetroWest, and across Massachusetts. Our services are free, confidential, and nonjudgmental.

A man looking down at his phone in his hand.

“Thank you to Samaritans for saving lives. I am so grateful and wanted you to know what a difference you truly make.”

Helpline caller
A man and a woman sitting at a table looking at each other.

“Going to SafePlace is my life support. We have a common denominator — we can be there for each other.”

SafePlace attendee
A teenage girl sitting at a desk in a classroom looking away from the camera.

“This workshop opened my eyes to the fact that students want to be heard — but often we must ask and be direct about it.”

School workshop participant

LATEST BLOG POSTS

Inspiring teen volunteers remind us of the importance of Samaritans’ work

Helpline volunteers come to Samaritans from all backgrounds and experiences. We recently celebrated our youngest volunteers at our Teen Volunteer Parent Night, where four of our young volunteers shared the impact that their experience at Samaritans has had on their lives.

  • Two smiling people in two different pictures; text reads Diana on left and Mo on right

Meet the Samaritans 2019 Marathon Team (Part 4)

With just three days until the 2019 Boston Marathon, we are ecstatic to announce that our team has nearly surpassed $200,000 raised for our organization! The dedicated runners on this team are loss survivors, volunteers, and folks who have benefited from our programs and services. In our final highlight before the Marathon, we'd like to introduce you to Diana and Mo, who share how they're preparing for the big day.

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YOU CAN HELP PREVENT SUICIDE

Each day, thousands of people in Massachusetts struggle with loneliness, depression, and suicidal feelings. By supporting Samaritans as a volunteer or donor, you can give these people the caring, compassionate support they need.

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