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Mental Health


National Suicide Prevention Hotline - 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
The Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress, or someone concerned about another person.

Additional Crisis Hotlines
If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, please call one of the 24-hour crisis hotline numbers below right away:

  • Samaritans Statewide Hotline: 1-877-870-HOPE (4673)
  • The Trevor Helpline: 866-4-U-TREVOR (488-7386) - Specifically for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender youth and young adults

Recommended Resources

Newton Cares

Suicide Prevention Bibliography

The listed books and DVD film are available at the Newton Free Library. The Newton Free Library, as well as the Minuteman Library Network, has many other resources to help patrons learn more about suicide and its effects upon survivors. 

The material and Internet links listed on this bibliography are intended for informational purposes and should not be construed as medical or mental health advice or instruction. Please consult a qualified health care professional to meet your personal grief-related medical needs.

Resource & Healing Guide

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention designed a Resource and Healing Guide to help those left behind to cope with a suicide loss. The guide includes:

  • How to cope after a suicide.
  • Personal stories from others who have lost someone to suicide.
  • Resources for survivors of suicide loss.
  • Articles on bereavement.
  • An extensive reading list.

Surviving a Suicide Loss: A Resource and Healing Guide (PDF)