National Alliance on Mental Illness - MA (NAMI-MA) is a non-profit grassroots education and advocacy group dedicated to improving the quality of life for people affected by mental illness. NAMI-MA is a resource for families touched by mental illness. Since 1983, NAMI-MA has been highly effective in building awareness, reducing stigma, providing education and support, and advocating for mental health services.

National Resources

  • American Association of Suicidology
    AAS is a membership organization for all those involved in suicide prevention and intervention, or touched by suicide. AAS is a leader in the advancement of scientific and programmatic efforts in suicide prevention through research, education and training, the development of standards and resources and survivor support services.
  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
    The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is the leading national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. By dialing 1-800-273-TALK, the call is routed to the nearest crisis center in our national network of more than 140 crisis centers. The Lifeline's national network of local crisis centers, provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals day and night.
  • Screening for Mental Health
    Screening for Mental Health, Inc., (SMH) first introduced the concept of large-scale mental health screenings with National Depression Screening Day® in 1991. SMH programs now include both in-person and online programs for depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, alcohol problems and suicide prevention. Programs are implemented by local clinicians at mental health facilities, hospitals, primary care offices, social service agencies, colleges/ universities, workplaces, schools and the military.
  • Suicide Prevention Action Network USA
    SPAN USA serves as the public policy and advocacy division of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). AFSP is the leading national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide.

This information is provided by the Suicide Prevention Program within the Department of Public Health.