Our mission is to prevent suicide and offer hope and support to those affected.
For 47 years, Samaritans has provided lifesaving suicide prevention services in Massachusetts. Established in Boston by Monica Dickens, Samaritans follows the principles of befriending created by Samaritans in the United Kingdom. While Samaritans offices all over the world share a common suicide prevention mission and philosophy, we operate independently from one another.
Our volunteers have answered 3 million calls, chats, and texts from people who are struggling. Samaritans has trained more than 6,000 volunteers and provided suicide prevention workshops to 150,000 people. Finally, we have supported 15,000 suicide loss survivors in their grief journeys.