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Greater Boston:          617.247.0220
MetroWest:                 508.875.4500

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State-wide Toll-Free: 877.870.HOPE

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24hr helplines

If you are feeling isolated, desperate or uncertain about anything in your life, we want to hear about it - call us anytime.  

Samaritans’ primary suicide prevention program is the 24 Hour Telephone Befriending Service offered to greater Boston and MetroWest communities 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. Each year, more than 130,000 individuals from all walks of life, turn to Samaritans in search of unconditional and non-judgmental support. Anyone in need can use the support of Samaritans, which is free, confidential, anonymous, and is accessible any time of the day or night. more

€œIM Hear_ College 

IM Hear_ is an online instant messaging program of Samaritans.  It is dedicated to providing online emotional support and to the prevention of suicide among college students. Begun in 2012, this online chat service provides confidential peer support and understanding to students who are struggling with feelings of depression, loneliness and stress. more

Samariteens - We're Here to Listen. Teen to Teen

Being a teenager is hard. We know, we're teens, too. And we're here to listen if you want to talk about anything. 

The Samariteens is the youth peer leadership segment of our Befriending Services. It is dedicated specifically to the prevention of suicide among teens. Begun in 1986, this teen help line provides confidential peer support and understanding to teens who are struggling with feelings of depression, loneliness and stress. From 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends, this service is staffed by volunteers between the ages of 15 and 18; outside those hours, calls are answered by adult volunteers.  more

Grief Support Services

Losing a loved one to suicide is a painful and difficult experience. Samaritans wants you to know that you are not alone in your grieving. We offer free services to survivors, a term used to describe people who have lost loved ones to suicide. Our programs are based on nonjudgmental listening, compassion and peer support. more

 

Write to Us

For some people, picking up the phone is too difficult or logistically impossible. If you are unable to call, or don’t want to talk, but would like support, feel free to write to us. more