If you are in crisis or need immediate help, call 911 or 1-877-870-4673.
We hope this resource page will help you find hope and help if you or a loved one has attempted suicide. You are not alone. It is estimated that over 1 million people attempt suicide each year. Listed below are pamphlets, links, and other resources to help you and your family get through this difficult time.
Crisis Help Lines
- Samaritans statewide line: 1-877-870-4673
- Samaritans of Bristol County: 508-673-3777; 866-508-4357
- Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands: 508-548-8900, 800-893-9900
- Samaritans, Inc.: 617-247-0220
- Samaritans of Merrimack Valley: 978-327-6607; 866-912-4673
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255
- Call To Talk: 508-532-2255
- Trevor Help Line: 866-488-7386
After an attempt: A guide for medical providers in the emergency department taking care of suicide attempt survivors – This brochure is intended to provide medical professionals with tips on how to enhance care in the emergency room for people who have attempted suicide. http://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content/SMA08-4359/SMA08-4359.pdf
After an attempt: A guide for taking care of your family member after treatment in the emergency department – This brochure is a guide for families of suicide attempt survivors on what to expect in the emergency department and after release from the hospital. http://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content//SMA08-4357/SMA08-4357.pdf
After an attempt: A guide for taking care of yourself after your treatment in the emergency department – This brochure is intended to help individuals who have attempted suicide to move forward after being treated in an emergency room. http://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content//SMA08-4355/SMA08-4355.pdf
- Samaritans of Merrimack Valley: http://www.fsmv.org/Samaritans/Attempt_Survivors.html
- Montachusett Suicide Prevention Task Force: http://www.suicidepreventiontaskforce.org/search?q=suicide+attempt+survivor+group
- Samaritans of Cape Cod and the Islands: http://www.capesamaritans.org/our-programs/#a-second-chance-attempt-survivor-support-groups
- Western Massachusetts Recovery Learning Community: http://www.westernmassrlc.org/alternatives-to-suicide
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: lifelineforattemptsurvivors.org
- Waking Up Alive: wakingupalive.org/attempt_survivors/
- American Association of Suicidology: suicidology.org/suicide-survivors/suicide-attempt-survivors
- Suicide Survivors: suicidesurvivor.org
- Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention: actionallianceforsuicideprevention.org/task-force/suicide-attempt-survivors/
- National Alliance on Mental Illness: namimass.org
- Grief Speaks: griefspeaks.com/id121.html
- Live Through This: livethroughthis.org
- This is How It Feels: thisishowitfeels.com
- Suicide Prevention Resource Center: inreachinc.org/NSPLReport.pdf
- HelpPRO: helppro.com
- Mass 211: mass211.org
- MY3: my3app.org
- Suicide is Preventable: suicideispreventable.org
- A Voice at the Table: youtube.com/watch?v=XG7eH1GLK8E
- Stories of Hope and Recovery: suicidepreventionlifeline.org/learn/video.aspx
- This is How It Feels: Craig Miller: What if – http://www.thisishowitfeels.com/
- This is How It Feels: A Memoir-Attempting Suicide and Finding Life by Craig Miller
- Children of Jonah: Personal Stories by Survivors of Suicide Attempts- James T. Clemons
- Eight Stories Up: An Adolescent Chooses Hope Over Suicide by DeQuincy Lezine
- Hello Cruel World-101 Alternatives to Suicide For Teens, Freaks and Other Outlaws by Kate Bornstein
- How I Stayed Alive When My Brain was Trying to Kill Me by Susan Rose Blaumer
- Night Falls Fast, Understanding Suicide by Kay Redfield Jamison
- Choosing to Live: How to Defeat Suicide Through Cognitive Therapy by Thomas Ellis and Corey Newman
- Step Back from the Exit: 45 Reasons to Say No to Suicide by Jillayne Arena
- Suicide: The Forever Decision by Paul G. Quinett
- Northeast Area: Our next group will begin in July 14, 2016 and go through September 1, 2016. This support group is facilitated by Craig Miller and a clinician. This will be a closed group and limited to 6 people so please make a commitment to attend all meetings. Participants must be at least 18 years of age and under the care of a mental health professional. The meetings will take place at Family Services of the Merrimack Valley, 430 North Canal Street in Lawrence from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Refreshments will be served. A phone intake and personal interview will be done before joining the group. Please contact Debbie Helms at 978-327-6671 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Central Area: Heywood Hospital, 242 Green Street, Gardner, Massachusetts host an on-going free Attempt Suicide Survivor Support Group on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month in the Community Education Conference Room from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. The group is facilitated by an attempt survivor and a social worker is also present. All are welcome. If you are interested, contact Anne Jasinski at email@example.com or cell phone 978-870-5596.
- Cape Cod area: A Second Chance – a support group for suicide attempt survivors run by the Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands. This closed group meets 8 weeks. For more information contact Stephanie Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 508-548-7999.
- Western Area: Alternatives to Suicide Support Groups in Northampton, Greenfield and Springfield. For more information, email email@example.com or call 413-539-5941, Ext. 381.
- Taunton area: Reach Out & Believe: Reenergize and Recommend Workshop Programs for Suicide Attempt Survivors – a 12 session, once a month workshop which will utilize multiple resilience tools and protective factors while being creative, holistic, motivating and healing. Contact Annemare Matulis at firstname.lastname@example.org or (508) 922-7278.