Boston Area Suicide Prevention Resources

Get connected to social, health and community resources near you.


Social Support

Wilbraham Hiking Club

This is a co-ed group of hikers at all levels. Hikes occur in various locations on weekend days. Descriptions of the hike are provided, including difficulty and duration. 


Crisis Support

Worcester Emergency Services Program

The Emergency Services Program (ESP) provides behavioral health crisis assessment, intervention and stabilization services.  The Worcester area has 2 locations; the UMASS Memorial Medical Center location (55 Lake Ave N, Worcester MA 01610) and the Jaques Ave location (72 Jaques Ave, Thayer Building, 2nd Floor, Worcester MA 01610) are operating 24/7.


Counseling Support

Worcester Vet Center

The Vet Center offers combat veterans readjustment services that include individual, marital, family and group counseling.  The Vet Center also specializes in military sexual trauma and bereavement counseling.  Services are also available for veteran’s family members for military related issues.



Additional Support

Y.A.N.A (You Are Not Alone)

You Are Not Alone (YANA) provides monthly grief-management classes, a loss and grief resource center and lending library with books, pamphlets, articles and videos.  



Counseling Support

Y.O.U. Inc. (Youth Opportunities Upheld)

Y.O.U, Inc is a behavioral health organization serving troubled and at-risk children, adolescents and families. Y.O.U., Inc's Outpatient behavioral health services provide Family Centers where children and families can participate in a range of individual, family and group counseling, attend parent and caregiver workshops, and enjoy family networking and social events. Each family center is staffed by expert clinicians who can assist children and families in coping with issues such as substance abuse, depression and suicide prevention, illness and disability, family violence, trauma histories, bereavement and loss, eating disorders, behavior management, and abuse and neglect. Prevention Specialists help families navigate the behavioral health system and connect clients to additional services and supports in the community. Free educational workshops and support groups are available for parents struggling with a variety of issues and concerns.



Additional Support

Young Widows and Widowers, Ltd.

Widows and Widowers in this group range in age from 20 to 58, about 20 years younger than the traditional widowed population. Many are parents of very young or school-age children, and all subscribe to our philosophy of turning grief into growth. Younger widowed persons have needs not addressed by other groups, a fact that led to the formation of YWW in 1983. Young Widows and Widowers, Ltd. is operated by and for its members with the assistance of qualified facilitators. It is not affiliated with any other organization.