American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – You’re not alone – Whether you have struggled with suicide yourself or have lost a loved one, know you are not alone. Hear about personal experiences from people in your local community whose lives have been impacted by suicide.
Bipolar UK – Worldwide Bipolar organization. Support group. Peer support line. General info on Bipolar. Research. World Bipolar Day March 30 every year on Vincent Van Gogh’s birthday. Provide peer support services to empower people affected by bipolar to live well.
CAMS-care – CAMS stands for the “Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality” (CAMS). CAMS is first and foremost a clinical philosophy of care. It is a therapeutic framework for suicide-specific assessment and treatment of a patient’s suicidal risk. It is a flexible approach that can be used across theoretical orientations and disciplines for a wide range of suicidal patients across treatment settings and different treatment modalities.
DeeDee’s Cry – The mission of DeeDee’s Cry is to provide resources on suicide prevention and loss & mental health education.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Our Vision – The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) envisions wellness for people living with mood disorders (depression and bipolar disorder).
Our Mission – DBSA provides hope, help, support, and education to improve the lives of people who have mood disorders.
DBSA Boston Chapter – The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Boston (DBSA Boston) strives to help its members live healthy and dignified lives. We provide a safe and secure setting for people to share with each other their own experiences and to care for each other.
We believe that knowledge of biologically-based illnesses such as depression and bipolar disorder empowers members to better live with psychiatric illnesses. Participation in peer-led support groups forms an essential element in formulating a wellness strategy.
We offer over seventy support groups every month, serving the needs of people with a mood disorder and their family and friends. Our membership is over 300 and we typically have over 100 attend our Wednesday evening meetings. Most of our support groups meet online. Once a week we offer an in-person meeting in Boston.
In addition to our support groups, we provide a monthly speakers’ series on a wide range of mental health topics. Some of these speakers share their own lived experiences with mood disorders.
Families for Depression Awareness Families for Depression Awareness helps families recognize and cope with depression and bipolar disorder to get people well and prevent suicides.
Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention – The MCSP’s mission is to prevent suicide through statewide collaboration and advocacy.
National Alliance on Mental Illness – NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
National Empowerment Center To carry a message of recovery, empowerment, hope and healing to people with lived experience with mental health issues, trauma, and extreme states.
PureSpark PureSpark was born out of Founder Nieisha Deed’s passion to help others. Through this organization, she strives to bring hope to those who find themselves in a dark place. PureSpark seeks to cultivate the kind of mental wellness culture. Nieisha craved when she was severely depressed and suicidal.
Samaritans – Samaritans provides lifesaving suicide prevention services throughout Greater Boston, MetroWest, and across Massachusetts. Our services are free, confidential, and nonjudgmental.For close to 50 years, Samaritans has provided lifesaving suicide prevention services in Massachusetts. Established in Boston by Monica Dickens, Samaritans follows the principles of befriending created by Samaritans in the United Kingdom. While Samaritans offices all over the world share a common suicide prevention mission and philosophy, we operate independently from one another.
Our volunteers have answered 3 million calls, chats, and texts from people who are struggling. Samaritans has trained more than 6,000 volunteers and provided suicide prevention workshops to 150,000 people. Finally, we have supported 15,000 suicide loss survivors in their grief journeys.