Suicide Prevention Resources
The stories we hear as parents are beyond scary when it comes to children and teenage suicide. To aid you in your parenting journey, we've put together a list of national and local resources that provide information, resources and more in regards to this frightening topic.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - Greater Boston
With national presence and many local chapters, including Greater Boston, the AFSP, brings together people who want to prevent suicide. Their group focuses on grassroots programming to eliminate suicide, including: delivering innovative prevention programs, educating the public about risk factors and warning signs, raising funds for suicide research and programs, and reaching out to those individuals who have lost someone to suicide. Visit their website to learn more about their amazing work and programs.
Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide prevention
The goal of the Massachusetts Suicide Prevention Program is to reduce the number of suicides and suicide attempts among Massachusetts residents. Along with raising awareness, they provide support, education and training to groups and professionals that need it an raise funds for programming. visit their website to get involved with events, find local chapters and support groups, watch videos, listen to webinars, and find many suicide prevention resources.
Based in Boston and serving the entire state of Massachusetts, Samaritans is a Suicide Prevention organization focused on life-saving suicide prevention services. Along with hosting events to raise money, they also provide crisis services, grief support services, suicide prevention workshops and seminars, along with anonymous mental health screenings. Visit their website to connect with them, learn about their services and to find a variety of suicide prevention resources.
Society for the prevention of Teen suicide
The mission of the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide is to reduce the number of youth suicides and attempted suicides. Visit their website for resources, warning signs, FAQs geared towards parents, along with information for educators and teens themselves.
Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Visit their website or call immediate if needed.
suicide prevention resource center
The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) is the nation’s only federally supported resource center devoted to advancing the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. Their website has a variety of preventitive information, resources, programs, events, training (in person and online) and more. You can also get in touch with the Massachusetts state contact and view your local prevention plan.
Your Life Your Voice
Your Life Your Voice is a resource for teens where they can post on the Bulletin Board, or call, text, chat or email for help and support. Their website also has a variety of tips and shareables for parents or other people worried about suicide prevention in teens.