About the Needham Coalition for Suicide Prevention

Suicide is a major health problem for people of all ages.  The Needham Coalition for Suicide Prevention was organized in May of 2006 as a community response to the deaths by suicide of four young people over the previous eighteen-month period.  It is a broad based coalition of 38 members reaching out to our town’s diverse constituencies across the age continuum.  We believe that suicide is preventable if we work together.

The Coalition has utilized the public health model and proven ways to prevent suicide; and we combined these methods with what we know about Needham as a community to implement initiatives and make recommendations. While we have accomplished much, we plan to continue work on our goals, evaluate our actions, sustain our effective initiatives, and broaden our advocacy and actions to every segment of our community.

Find our full report on the Needham Town website.

The Needham Coalition for Suicide Prevention
c/o Needham Community Council
570 Hillside Avenue, Needham, Mass 02494

The Needham Coalition for Suicide Prevention is sponsored by the Needham Community Council.


Hurting yourself is NEVER
the right answer.
There are people who can help.

For immediate help call
911 or

Riverside Emergency Services

Newton Wellesley Hospital

To talk with someone call
Samariteen Hotline
1-800-252-TEEN (8336)

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

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

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