Our Impact

Part of a Movement

In the United States, more than 48,000 people die from suicide each year, making it the 10th leading cause of death. Each person has a crucial role to play in suicide prevention. While we know that Samaritans cannot solve the public health crisis of suicide alone, our programs make a serious difference to the folks in our community who are struggling.

Our Impact in 2020

80,425

calls, texts, and chats answered

18,187

people reached at suicide prevention workshops and events

1,077

suicide loss survivor visits to peer support groups

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Explore Our Programs

At Samaritans, we aim to reduce the incidence of suicide, educate the public about suicide prevention, help those who have lost a loved one to suicide, and reduce the stigma. To do this, our services emphasize nonjudgmental and compassionate listening. We provide a 24/7 Helpline, peer support for people who are grieving a loss to suicide, and suicide prevention workshops. Samaritans provides our lifesaving programs throughout Greater Boston and MetroWest Massachusetts. Our services are free and confidential.

Stories from the People We Serve

There’s no better way to hear about the impact of our services than from the people we serve. From suicide loss survivors who found our SafePlace meetings to folks who have called our 24/7 Helpline on their darkest days, read about the importance of our programs to our community, from our community.

“Hearing from you was like having a life preserver tossed out to me when I was drowning. It is a huge comfort knowing there are people like you in the world.”

Suicide Survivor