Samaritans, Inc’s mission is to reduce the incidence of suicide by alleviating despair, isolation, distress and suicidal feelings among individuals, 24 hours a day; to educate the public about suicide prevention; to help those who have lost a loved one to suicide; and to reduce the stigma associated with suicide.
As part of their Community Education and Outreach program, Samaritans hosts free workshops on suicide prevention at middle and high schools, colleges and universities, corporate offices, elder care facilities, and gatekeeper organizations across Greater Boston and MetroWest. Workshop participants learn about building resiliency, dispelling myths, identifying someone at risk, and helping someone in crisis.
With a focus on youth, Samaritans has presented to schools such as Boston College High School, Boston International Newcomers Academy, Landmark School, Northeastern University, Bunker Hill Community College, and many others. Learn more about Samaritans’ free suicide prevention workshops at https://samaritanshope.org/our-services/community-education-and-outreach/.