Newton Cares: Coalition for Suicide Prevention & Mental Health

Mission

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. 


Email: newtoncares@newtonma.gov

Phone: 617-796-1420

Newton Creates a Community of Caring

 On June 4, 2019, community members came together to create a mosaic to help build awareness around suicide prevention and mental health.

 

 Online Anonymous & Confidential Mental Health Screening
To take an anonymous and confidential online mental health screening, please click here. 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)

QPR is a simple educational program that teaches lay people how to recognize a mental health emergency and how to get a person in crisis the help they need.

 

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

If you have a Newton group interested in training please email newtoncares@newtonma.gov 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 you have access to a projector, screen, sound system, laptop, and chairs.

Get Help

Call 911 for emergencies

Riverside Emergency Services
800-529-5077

Newton-Wellesley Hospital
617-243-6006

To talk with someone, call:
Samaritan Helpline
1-877-870-HOPE (4673)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (8255)
TTY: 1-800-799-4889

For resource information and/or provider referrals from a mental health professional:


INTERFACE Referral Service
1-888-244-6843

 

Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator


Resources

Online resources from Riverside Trauma Center        
Recommendations for the media on reporting suicide deaths

Resources on coping with stress after disaster
AWARE - Newton South High School's student-led mental health coalition
Coalition to Support Grieving Students
Know the warning signs of mental illness

Tips on finding a mental health professional

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


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