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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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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

The origin of the Samaritans 5K

When I started working at Samaritans in 1997, Executive Director Melisa Poulos had me meet with our tireless Board members -- all of whom were very involved with the organization, especially supporting our fundraising efforts. One of the first Board members I met, Sandy Shapiro, said we needed a sustainable fundraiser that would gain more visibility for the organization; one that would really drive people’s attendance. 

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Team Captain finds purpose each year at Samaritans 5K

We discovered Samaritans a few short months after my younger brother Ryan took his life. Ryan was an incredibly active and inclusive kid, and we felt the Samaritans Annual 5K Run/Walk for Suicide Prevention would be an amazing way to not only honor him but have one day a year where we can all be together to celebrate his life.

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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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