Suicide Prevention

Access the Suicide Prevention Resources in the Resource Directory.

If you are in a situation where you feel that someone is at life-threatening risk, take him or her to the nearest hospital emergency room or dial 911.

Mobile Emergency Psychiatric Services Programs

  • Advocates Emergency Service 800-640-5432

National Hotlines

  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-TALK
  • Crisis Textline Text START to 741741

Free and confidential support 24 hours a day, seven days a week to get immediate support and to be connected with a trained crisis counselor

Local Helplines

  • Call 2 Talk 2-1-1 OR 508-532-2255 (or text C2T to 741741)
  • NAMI Support is here! Call our HelpLine at 1800-950-NAMI (6264) - open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 10 pm. ET or text "NAMI" to 741-741 - Available 24/7. Number Together4MH
  • NAMI Mass Compass 617-704-NAMI
  • Samaritans Boston 617-247-0220877-870-HOPE
  • Samaritans of Merrimack Valley 866-912-4673
  • Samariteen (Teen line) 800-252-TEEN

LGBTQ Youth Support

  • Fenway Community Health Center 800-399-7337
  • The Trevor Project Helpline 866-488-7386
  • Boston Area Rape Crisis Center 800-841-8371

Resources on Suicide, Depression & Grieving