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Who in Needham Can Help?

Teachers

Teachers 

“As teachers,we see you everyday.  We are here to help you learn, grow, and find your way through life. If you feel comfortable with one of your teachers, please talk to him or her. Know we are here to listen and guide you in the right direction.”

 

Clergy

"As clergy, we’re deeply committed to the life and well-being of all people. One of the strengths of Needham is that the leaders of all the different faith communities work together for the common good of the entire community. If you’re struggling, feel free to contact any of us—you don’t need to be a member of a particular community of faith for us to care about you. "

Needham Youth Commission

 

School Counselors

School Counselors

“The Needham Public Schools has counselors for high school, middle school, and elementary school students. We have training in recognizing and helping with a variety of problems. Students come talk to us when they feel depressed, upset, anxious, or struggling with social problems. We can help you through counseling in school or in finding the right kind of counseling outside of school. Please do not hesitate to come by to make a time to talk. We can help.

 

School Nurses

“We care about you and understand that depression is a painful and isolating experience.  Please talk to us if you need help.”

School Nurses

 

Needham Youth Commission

Needham Community Council

"The Needham Community Council's mission is 'People Helping People' and we provide that in as many ways as we can. We have staff and volunteers who are interested in the welfare of all of Needham's citizens, youth and older adults alike. Sometimes it is easier to talk to someone you are working alongside or who you see on a volunteer assignment. If there is ever anything worrisome on your mind, or if you feel low, please talk to one of us and we will listen and help you access other services if you want. "

 

Needham Health Department

"The Needham Health Department is here to improve the public health and social well being of all Needham citizens. We can help with information, counseling and referral to local agencies when necessary”

Needham Health Department

 

Needham Youth Commission

Needham Youth Commission

"Asking for help can be difficult, and the well trained staff of the Needham Youth Commission is skilled at assisting youth and parents to access support. We provide a range of services for those who are struggling with depression/suicide including free counseling, information and publications regarding this issue, prevention strategies/services, and support for both parents and youth as they grapple with stressful situations."

 

The Needham Council on Aging

Our trained staff is available to offer support and counseling to individuals and families throughout the community. We can also provide information and help you access a variety of services. If you are feeling depressed, anxious, stressed or just need to talk we are here and we can offer help.

Needham Councel on Aging

 

Health Care Providers

Health Care Providers

“We see many young people, adults, and elders every day who are struggling with depression, anxiety, and stress related health issues.  Depression just like physical illnesses can be treated.  Talk to your health careprovider.  We want to help you.”

 

Emergency Responders

“ As Public Safety Officials, as well as public servants, we are committed to helping people of all ages 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call 911 when immediate help is needed. No matter how bad or desperate things seem to be, we are here to help you.”

Emergency Responders

 

 

 

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)

Support and Help Around You