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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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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

Twisted Sisters Gear up for First Samaritans 5K

Nicole Pirani, Team Captain of Twisted Sisters, knows firsthand the effect a suicide can have on a family left behind. She and her sister Suzanne lost their brother, Tom, to suicide 34 years ago, when he was just 20 years old. “We thought that he was untouchable,” Nicole says, “but we learned quickly about the fragility of life. The idea that someone could feel unworthy of living became a reality to us.”

  • Man smiles and holds up one finger in front of balloons at Samaritans 5K

Channeling grief to celebrate life at Samaritans 5K

Max Skinner, Captain of Team Thropic, lost his mother to suicide four years ago. Two years ago, he participated in his first Samaritans 5K to celebrate his mother’s life. Read more about Max’s story and how he’s preparing for his next go-round at the 5K.

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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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