If YOU are thinking about suicide or self-harm, there is help

If you are thinking about ending your life, please let someone know how you are feeling.  Tell a friend, family member, medical provider, clergy, social worker, or anyone with whom you feel comfortable. Talk with someone. There is hope that you can and will feel better. 
If you are at immediate risk of harming yourself:

  1. Call or ask someone to call 911 – This number will connect you with the town’s emergency services. The town’s emergency responders include police and emergency medical technicians who are trained in helping people with suicidal intentions. Cell phones connect to the state dispatcher who will connect you to the town you are calling from.  State clearly that you are feeling suicidal and provide your location.


  1. Call or ask someone to call Riverside Mental Health Center’s Emergency Service (781) 769-8674 – Riverside emergency service operates seven days a week, 24 hours a day. State clearly that you are feeling suicidal and provide your location. You will reach a skilled emergency service provider who will be able to get you immediate help.

Other sources of support:

The Samaritans (877) 870-HOPE (4673), (617) 247-0220 or (508) 875-4500.  You will be connected to a trained listener who can provide support and suggest ways to get help.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-TALK (8255) provides assistance to those seeking mental health services.


Hurting yourself is NEVER the answer. There is help available…talk to someone now

For immediate help call

Riverside Emergency Services

Newton Wellesley Hospital

Samariteen Hotline
1-800-252-TEEN (8336)

Samaritan Helpline
1-877-870-HOPE (4673)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (8255)