Suicide Prevention Coalitions and Service Providers

Learn about suicide prevention services available to the residents of Massachusetts

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Community Advisory Board

Your Voice Matters!

What is the Community Advisory Board (CAB)?

The mission of the CAB is to provide a way for community members who receive Suicide Prevention Program (SPP) services, as well as people with lived experience with mental health struggles, to give meaningful input into the development of services, programs, and policies that address their needs. The CAB is a unique opportunity to help strengthen SPP services and ensure that they are as accessible, inclusive, and effective as possible.

What does the CAB do?

The CAB represents the community voice in suicide prevention services and programs. As a CAB member, you’ll participate in interactive monthly meetings to learn more about current SPP services, gain leadership and professional development skills, network, and come up with creative strategies to improve services and programs offered by the Suicide Prevention Program.

Who’s on the CAB?

If you have experienced any or all of the following (or know someone who has), we would love to hear from you!

  • Personally impacted by suicide
  • Lived experience with mental health struggles
  • Currently or previously received suicide prevention services (such as counseling, support groups, trainings, etc.)
  • 18 years of age or older

The CAB strives to build and maintain a diverse and inclusive membership; therefore, Massachusetts residents of all races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, and from every region of the state are encouraged to apply.

Apply to join the CAB

Applications are now being accepted through August 3, 2018. Meetings are held monthly on the second Wednesday of the month from 6:30-8:30pm. The first meeting with new members will be held on Wednesday, September 12th, from 6:30-8:30pm in the Greater Boston area. We ask for a year-long commitment, from September, 2018-August, 2019. Download and complete PDF or Word application.

For more information and questions, please contact:

Brandy Brooks

Statewide, regional and community coalitions

Statewide coalition

The Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention (MCSP)
MCSP brings together people from different fields and backgrounds to reduce suicide and promote mental health. The Coalition meets bi-monthly in Wellesley. For more information, please contact Jennifer Kelliher, Managing Director, at or (617) 297-8774.

Regional and community coalitions

Central & North Central Massachusetts

Greater Boston & MetroWest

Northeast Massachusetts

Southeast Massachusetts

Western Massachusetts

Service providers

Advocates, Inc.
881 Worcester Rd.
Framingham, MA 01701
(508) 628-6300

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
43 Carleton St.
Newton, MA 02458
(617) 439-0940

Berkshire Medical Center, Inc.
725 North St.
Pittsfield, MA 01201
(413) 447-2000

Cambridge Health Alliance
1493 Cambridge St.
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 591-6409

Community Counseling of Bristol County, Inc.
1 Washington St.
Taunton, MA 02780
(508) 828-9116

Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, Inc.
280 Merrimack St.
Suite 400
Lawrence, MA 01843
(978) 683-7747

Fenway Community Health Center, Inc.
1340 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 
(617) 267-0900

Families for Depression Awareness
395 Totten Pond Rd.
Waltham, MA 02451
(781) 890-0220

Family Services of the Merrimack Valley, Inc.
430 N. Canal St.
Lawrence, MA 01840
(978) 327-6600

Heywood Hospital
242 Green St.
Gardner, MA 01440
(978) 632-3420

Jewish Family & Children’s Service
1430 Main St.
Waltham, MA 02451
(781) 647-5327

Massachusetts Department of Mental Health
Central Office
25 Staniford St.
Boston, MA 02114
(800) 221-0053

Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Services
SAVE Team (Statewide Advocacy for Veterans’ Empowerment)
Chelsea Soldiers' Home
Chelsea, MA 02150
(617) 210-5743

Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs
Geriatric Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
One Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 222-7482

Municipal Police Institute, Inc.
26 Providence Rd.
Grafton, MA 01519
(508) 839-5723

Riverside Community Care, Inc.
450 Washington St.
Dedham MA, 02026
(781) 329-0909

Samaritans, Inc.
41 West St.
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 536-2460

Samaritans on Cape Cod & The Islands
P.O. Box 65
Falmouth, MA 02541
(508) 548-7999

Screening for Mental Health, Inc.
One Washington St.
Suite 304
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
(781) 239-0071

Southwest Boston Senior Services, Inc. d/b/a Ethos, Inc.
555 Amory St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
(617) 522-6700

Tapestry Health, Inc.
296 Nonotuck St.
Florence, MA 01062
(413) 586-2016, (800) 696-7752

Trustees of Boston University
Boston University
One Silber Way,
8th Floor
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 353-9550

William James College
INTERFACE Referral Service
One Wells Ave.
Newton, MA 02459
(617) 332-3666 Ext. 1123