If you are thinking about suicide or self-harm, there is help
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
- 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.
- 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?
- 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.
- 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.
- Family members
- Your medical providers
- Clergy and spiritual support
- People you work with
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.