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“If we are going to survive, we must build communities of caring and connection.”
– Cecile Andrews

It’s National Suicide Prevention Week, and there is no better time to begin or renew our commitment to taking care of ourselves and each other. Too many people have been affected by the tragedy of suicide, either directly or indirectly, and we in the Suicide Prevention Program would like to take a moment to recognize those who have been touched by suicide.

Imagine a world in which everyone felt loved, cared for, and celebrated in their community. Imagine a world in which everyone felt they could talk about how they were feeling and ask for the help they need. Imagine a world in which mental health support was holistic, personalized, and from a place of cultural humility. Imagine if that world was a reality. It could be.

If you’re worried about someone, please reach out to them and offer support. Never underestimate the positive impact you can have.

Other things you can do:

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If you are thinking about suicide, or worried about someone who might be, call 1-877-870-HOPE (4673), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you are outside of Massachusetts, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255). If you are outside of the U.S., please visit the International Association for Suicide Prevention for a database of international resources.

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Community Suicide Prevention Coordinator

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