WORKING TOGETHER TO PREVENT SUICIDE

We envision a society in which fewer people die by suicide. To accomplish this vision, we collaborate with and leverage the strengths of many organizations and individuals to increase our impact, as suicide prevention cannot happen in a vacuum. For more information on each organization, click on their link below.

National Resources

There are a number of organizations leading the charge for suicide prevention nationally. These organizations conduct research, promote public policy, build awareness, develop capacity, and provide community support. The relationships we have with the organizations below influence our own policies and best practices.

American Association of Suicidology logo
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention logo
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) logo
suicide prevention resource center logo

Memberships

Suicide prevention efforts globally, nationally, and locally require collaboration between accrediting bodies, regional coalitions, and crisis centers. We’re proud to be a member of the following organizations.

Befrienders Worldwide logo: Volunteer Action to Prevent Suicide
Contact USA logo: Promoting Excellence in Crisis Services
Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention logo
National Association of Crisis Organization Directors
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline logo: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) suicidepreventionlifeline.org

State and Local Government

In order to provide the best programs and services, we partner with state and local governments to understand and meet the needs of our community.

City of Boston seal with Latin text; Mayor Martin J. Walsh
Mass DMH Department of Mental Health logo
Logo Text: Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Other U.S. Samaritans locations

There are many different Samaritans offices all over the world. While we are run independently and not affiliated with the other offices, we do share a common mission of befriending those in need. There are seven U.S. locations of Samaritans, including our Boston location. The others are listed below.

Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands logo
The Samaritans of Bristol County - We're Here...We Care...We Listen! 866-508-HELP
Samaritans of Merrimack Valley logo
The Samaritans Inc New Hampshire logo
The Samaritans of New York City logo
The Samaritans of Rhode Island logo

Mission-related nonprofits

We are proud to be one of many nonprofits who are working hard to improve lives for people across the state and country. In particular, the organizations listed below are nonprofits that we have established excellent working relationships with and whose missions align with our own.

Logo Text: United Way.
Logo Text: Riverside Trauma Center logo; A service of Riverside Community Care
Fenway Health logo
Logo for Kyle Cares: The Kyle Johnson Foundation
Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition logo
Improbable Players logo
Logo Text: Sandy Hook Promise sandyhookpromise.org To the left of the text, childrens' hands form the leaves of a tree.
National Alliance on Mental Illness Massachusetts logo
Logo Text: Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling logo; We understand the problem. We can help.
The Trevor Project logo
Arredondo Family Foundation
DeeDees Cry logo
Boston Area Rape Crisis Center logo
Families for Depression Awareness logo
SpeakOUT Boston logo
Elizabeth Stone House logo
Casa Myrna logo
Multi-Service Eating Disorders Associations logo
National Organization for Rare Disorders logo
Alcoholics Anonymous logo

Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

“One of the things that I feel great about is when Samaritans can go out to schools, to nonprofit agencies, to religious institutions and let kids know they aren’t alone and that there are other people that care, especially when you’re having a tough time.” 

Michael Durkin, President of United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley & Samaritans Council Member

Cover Image: Tom Fitzsimmons