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

September 9-15 is National Suicide Prevention Week.  Singer-songwriter Alex Boyé partnered with Randy Jackson of American Idol, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and the Forever Young Foundation to release a suicide-prevention-themed song and video entitled "Bend Not Break."
 Past Events

On May 7th, 2018, Newton Cares held its spring event, Never Worry Alone. A panel of mental health experts discussed emotional well-being across the lifespan- what's expected, what's not, and when to get help. Resource tables will gave attendees an opportunity to interact with staff from local mental health services organizations.

Thank you to all who participated!
 13 Reasons Why Newton Cares

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend our community meeting regarding the trending Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. We saw some great conversations about how to engage people of all ages in safe, positive discussions about suicide prevention & mental health.

If you were unable to attend, check out resources from the meeting:

     For a video of the event, please click here. 


Netflix letter

To share your concerns with Netflix regarding the content of '13 Reasons Why' and the messages it sends, download and share this letter.


Winter 2016-17      Summer 2017        Winter 2017-18

Spring 2017            Fall 2017                 Spring 2018

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 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:
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 the Newton Youth Cards.
Click Here for recommendations for the Media

Click Here for resources on coping with stress after disaster.

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 

Youth and Parents

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

Coalition to Support Grieving Students

For information about upcoming parent and teen programs visit:

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