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Preventing Suicide, Providing Hope

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING TEMPORARY DISRUPTIONS IN SERVICE

Due to a widespread global internet outage, our Helpline has been experiencing significant disruptions since last night. Our phone lines are operational and available for those needing support. However, our text-based services, including Hey Sam, are currently unavailable.

If you need support, please call or text 988. You can also chat with a crisis counselor online at 988lifeline.org.

Your mental health and safety are our top priority. We will provide an update as soon as we have more information on when text services will be restored.

Remember, you are not alone, even during this technical difficulty. We appreciate your understanding and patience during this challenging time.

Get Help

I’m Having Suicidal Thoughts

Get Involved

I Want to Help Others in Need

Find Grief Support

I’ve Lost a Loved One to Suicide

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, our volunteers and staff answer more than 90,000 calls, texts, and chats on our Helpline, part of the national 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.

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.

Our Services

Samaritans provides lifesaving suicide prevention services throughout Massachusetts. Our services are free, confidential, and nonjudgmental.

TALK TO SOMEONE

24/7 Helpline

You can call or text us anytime you feel isolated, desperate, suicidal, or concerned about someone else in your life.

PEER TEXT LINE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

Hey Sam

Hey Sam is a peer-to-peer texting service for people up to 24 years old.

FIND SUPPORT

Grief Support Services

If you have lost a loved one to suicide, you can find support through events, meetings, and peer networks.

BOOK A WORKSHOP

Community Education

Learn how to help someone in crisis by hosting a suicide prevention workshop at your school, workplace, or organization.

Saturday, September 28, 2024

Artesani Park, Brighton, MA

Join us at the 26th Annual 5K Run/Walk for Suicide Prevention to mark our 50 years of impact, honor loved ones lost to suicide, and support those who are struggling.

Get involved in whatever way is meaningful to you. Register as an individual. Start a team with your friends and family. Sign up as a volunteer to make this special day possible.

What’s Happening at Samaritans

Hear from the people we serve, those who support us, and those who keep our operations running.

Resources

Suicide can be a complicated and scary topic to talk about. Samaritans offers a 24/7 Helpline, suicide prevention workshops, and peer support for suicide loss survivors. Beyond our programs, we have compiled additional resources that you may find helpful in your journey.

Upcoming Events

We welcome and encourage you to attend one of our upcoming events to connect with a community of people committed to suicide prevention.

Get Involved

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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 them the caring, compassionate support they need.