Newton Cares: Coalition for Suicide Prevention & Mental Health


The mission of Newton Cares is to raise awareness and identify strategies to assist in creating a
healthy, empowered community that promotes emotional wellbeing across the lifespan. 


Online Anonymous & Confidential Mental Health Screening
The City of Newton offers online mental health screenings at The screening is anonymous and confidential. After answering a few questions, the user will receive feedback, educational materials, and treatment resources if necessary.
QPR Suicide Prevention Training
Learn how to respond to someone in distress

Question, Persuade, Refer

QPR is a simple educational program that teaches ordinary citizens how to recognize a mental health emergency and how to get a person at risk the help they need. 

Participants will learn how to:
Recognize the warning signs of suicide
Offer hope
Get help & refer


Upcoming QPR Training:

Wednesday, May 25th


West Suburban YMCA

276 Church Street


Light dinner included. 

Please register here:


Registration is required.
Space is limited.
Register by clicking on the date above.


Thursday, June 23rd 5:30-8:00pm

Hope and Comfort 

26 Ossipee Rd 

Newton Upper Falls 

Light dinner included. 

Please register here:


Care package assembly: 5:30 pm, Training 6-8 pm 

Hope and Comfort is an organization based in Newton Upper Falls. Their mission is to provide low-income and homeless children and adults with the essential personal care products necessary to maintain and improve health and self-esteem. 

Please consider donating toothpaste and deodorant and helping assemble care packages. Hope & Comfort also welcomes soap, shampoo, and toothbrush donations. To learn more about Hope and Comfort, click here


If you have a Newton group interested in training please email and include the following information:

• Group name
• Number of people in group
• Preferred meeting day and time
• Demographics of group (ages, professions etc.)

In addition, please include if your group has a regular meeting space available for the training and if there are items ready to use including: a projector, screen, sound, laptop and chairs.

Get Help Now

Hurting yourself is NEVER the right answer. There are people who can help.

For immediate help call 911, your health care provider/pediatrician or

Riverside Emergency Services

Newton-Wellesley Hospital

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)

For resource information and/or provider referrals from a mental health professional:
MSPP INTERFACE Referral Service
888-244-6843 x1411

Man Therapy

Click Here for online resources from Riverside Trauma Center

Click Here for recommendations for the Media
Partner Organizations

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Cataldo Ambulance Company
DreamFar High School Marathon
Families for Depression Awareness
Family ACCESS of Newton
John M. Barry Boys and Girls Club 
Middlesex County District Attorney's Office 
MSPP INTERFACE Referral Service
Multi-Service Eating Disorder Association 
Newton Interfaith Clergy Association 
Newton Crime Commission 
Newton Free Library
Newton Parks and Recreation Department 
Newton Police Department 
Newton Public Schools
Newton Senior Services
Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Newton Youth Commission
Partnerships for Youth
Riverside Community Care
Sameem Associates
The Newton Partnership
Understanding Our Differences
West Suburban YMCA 

William James College 

Youth and Parents
For information about upcoming parent and teen programs visit:

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