In Massachusetts, more than 600 people die by suicide each year – one person every 15 hours.
Does your community know how to help someone in crisis? With the help Samaritans’ suicide prevention workshops, your group will learn about risk factors, resiliency, and befriending those in need.
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“The students all spoke about how they learned a lot from your workshop, and several of them have been seeking counseling now as a result.”

East Boston High School

For Schools: Suicide Prevention

Suicide is now the second leading cause of death for young people (aged 10-24). Samaritans offers several different types of school-based suicide prevention training to foster conversations. Young people deal with countless stressful situations every day: bullying, harassment on social media, difficult coursework, unhealthy friendships, and others. Unfortunately, many students struggle to reach out or don’t know where to turn when they have a crisis.  Workshop topics include risk factors and warning signs; coping skills and resiliency building; facts, figures, and myth busting; best practices for talking to and helping someone who may be suicidal; and school and community resources. Our free suicide prevention workshops aim to help students understand their emotions and feel less alone.

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“I learned to not be afraid to ask someone if they are feeling suicidal. At the end of the day, it may save someone’s life.”

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Community Workshops

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Special Events

We regularly participate in tabling community events. We are happy to share the suicide prevention services we provide with the community at schools, churches, religious organizations, or other settings. Contact Lauren Gablinske, Director of Community Education and Outreach, to schedule us Samaritans attend your event.

94% of workshop participants said they felt like they learned a great deal, and 91% said they gained new skills and confidence!

Cover Image: Mauricio Rosales

Would you know how to help a person in crisis?

Download our handout to learn about five warning signs of suicide and what you can say to help someone in need.
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