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. 


Phone: 617-796-1420

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 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


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
For emergencies call 911. For immediate help call your health care provider/pediatrician or:

Riverside Emergency Services

Newton-Wellesley Hospital

To talk with someone, call:
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


Click Here for online resources from Riverside Trauma Center

Click Here for the Newton Youth Cards           
Click Here for recommendations for the media on reporting suicide deaths

Click Here for resources on coping with stress after disaster

AWARE- Newton South's student-led mental health coalition

Coalition to Support Grieving Students

Partner Organizations
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Cataldo Ambulance Company
DreamFar High School Marathon
Families for Depression Awareness
Family ACCESS of Newton
Home Base
John M. Barry Boys and Girls Club 
Middlesex County District Attorney's Office
Minding Your Mind
MSPP INTERFACE Referral Service
Multi-Service Eating Disorder 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 

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