Safe Place Meetings
Held the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at St. Michael’s Church, 196 Main Street, North Andover, MA 01845
Will be held the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 705 Hale Street, Beverly, MA 01915
For more information about our support groups, please contact Debbie Helms at 978-327-6671.
Registration for these meetings is not required. They are free and confidential and facilitated by peer survivors of suicide loss.
Samartians Crisis Line Volunteer Training
The Samaritans of Merrimack
Valley, a program of Family Services of the Merrimack Valley, relies on volunteers who are trained to help people who call our confidential
crisis help lines. People from all walks of life are trained to offer support
and caring for those who are lonely, despairing or suicidal. We are always
looking for compassionate people who are willing to give 5 hours a week to
befriend our callers. Our next training will be on Wednesday, August 17 and Wednesday, August 24 from 5:30 to 9:30 pm here at Family Services, 430 North Canal Street in Lawrence. Attendance at both sessions is required. Food will be provided. Please call Janice at 978-327-6674 for more information or to register.
suicide attempt support group
Our next support group for suicide attempt survivors will begin on July 14th, 2016 here at Family Services of the Merrimack Valley, 430 North Canal Street in Lawrence. You must be 18 and under the care of a mental health professional. The group meets for 8 consecutive weeks and attendance at all meetings is strongly recommended. Registration is required. Please call Debbie at 978-327-6671 to register.
NATIONAL SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE LOSS DAY
What: A free program open to all who have lost someone to
When: November 19, 2016
Services of the Merrimack Valley
Registration is required. To register or to get more
information, please either call or email Debbie at 978-327-6671 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event is sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and
hosted by the Mass. Coalition for
Suicide Prevention-Northeast Region.
Suicide Survivor's Newsletter
Samaritans provides a quarterly "Journey with Hope" newsletter to suicide survivors. If you would like to sign up to receive this informative, caring, and hopeful newsletter, please contact Debbie Helms at email@example.com.