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If you are thinking about suicide or self-harm, there is help for you.

We want you to know that you can and will feel better and that there is hope.  We ask that you tell someone now about your thoughts and feelings so that you are not alone and can get help that keeps you safe and makes you feel better.

If you are at immediate risk of harming yourself

  1. Call or ask someone to call 911 – This number will connect you with the town’s emergency service (cell phones connect to the state dispatcher who connects you to the town).  State clearly that you are feeling suicidal and your specific location. The town’s emergency response includes police and emergency medical technicians who are trained in helping people with suicidal intentions.
  2. Call or ask someone to call Riverside Mental Health Center’s Emergency Service  781 769 8674 – Riverside emergency service operates 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. State clearly that you are feeling suicidal and your specific location. You will reach a skilled emergency service provider who will is able to get you immediate help.

How will the town emergency service or Riverside Mental Health Center’s Emergency Services help me?

  1. Calling 911 will send a team from the town’s emergency service to you who will talk with you and bring you to an emergency room.  Needham residents are usually brought to Newton Wellesley Hospital where an emergency service provider will understand the nature of your thoughts and feelings and work out a plan to keep you safe and get you help to feel better.
  2. Calling Riverside Mental Health Center’s Emergency Service will contact you immediately to someone who will assess the nature of your distress. The Riverside Emergency Clinician will then work out plan to get you to an emergency room. At the emergency room, an emergency service provider will talk with you to understand the nature of your thoughts and feelings and work out a plan to keep you safe and help you feel better.

Use the above numbers to get immediate help. There are many others in our community who will listen and aid you in getting help. Please talk with someone.

    1. Family members
    2. Your medical providers
    3. Clergy and spiritual support
    4. People you work with
    5. Friends

Other sources of support:

The Samaritans 877 870 HOPE  (46733), 617 247 0220 or 508 875 4500  provide access to trained listener who can give you support and suggest ways you can get help.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline  800-273-TALK provides immediate assistance to anyone seeking mental health services.

 

GET HELP NOW

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

For immediate help call
911 or

Riverside Emergency Services
781-769-8674

Newton Wellesley Hospital
617-243-6000

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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