Please share this information with anyone you believe who may need support at this time. No one needs to grieve alone. Recent loss can also trigger grief from previous losses so we are keen to make sure everyone knows help is here, in some cases thanks to the Samaritans, it’s 24 hours a day. Loss affects everyone of us differently so please know that there are a number of resources available to provide immediate and more long-term support, so feel free to share any of the following:

  • The Samaritans Helplines (24 hours): 617-247-0220 and 1-508-875-4500

  • The Samaritans (toll free): 1-877-870-4673

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

  • IIIC’s Counselor, Danielle Owen: 617-542-7654 ext.14 or reach out via email at dowen@iicenter.org

  • Irish Pastoral Center (Fr. John McCarthy): 1-617-265-5300

Websites with helpful information include

  • Suicide Support Groups:

http://www.suicide.org/support-groups/massachusetts-suicide-support-groups.html

  • Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention

http://www.masspreventssuicide.org/

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

http://www.afsp.org/

  • Suicide Prevention Resource Center

http://www.sprc.org/

http://iiicenter.org/2013/07/08/matters-of-substance-common-myths-about-grief-suicide-by-danielle-owen-iiic-director-of-wellness-education-services/

If you are interested in our QPR Suicide Prevention Trainings or Outreach events coming up this Fall 2013, please call Ciara at 617-542-7654 ext 32, in confidence. We are here to support in any way we can.