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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 80,000 calls, texts, and chats 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.

Our Services

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


24/7 Helpline

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


Hey Sam

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


Grief Support Services

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


Community Education

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

What’s Happening at Samaritans

Stay updated by checking out our blog section below! Hear from the people we serve, the people who support us, and the people who keep Samaritans’ operations running.


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.

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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.