Suicide is a public health crisis, ranking as the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. Nationally, we lose more than 48,000 loved ones to suicide each year (CDC, 2018). In Massachusetts, that’s 725 lives lost annually, and these numbers continue to rise at an alarming rate (Massachusetts Department of Public Health, 2018).
Want to get involved?
If you are passionate about preventing suicide, there are many meaningful ways for you to get involved. Check out the different opportunities to join our volunteer community – on our 24/7 Helpline, as a Grief Support Services facilitator, or providing event support.
Get the Support You’re Looking For
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.