There is nothing shameful about suicide or the feelings behind it.

There may be pain, hopelessness, and feelings of isolation; but there never needs to be shame. And with help, there can be hope.

If you are in pain and would like someone to talk to, please call our crisis lines. We’re here to listen.

Are you in crisis?
Yes, I am in crisis

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call 911.

I really just need someone to talk to

Samaritan volunteers are here to listen whenever you need someone. You do not need to be suicidal to call.

Are you in crisis?
Yes, I am in crisis

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call 911.

I really just need someone to talk to

Samaritan volunteers are here to listen whenever you need someone. You do not need to be suicidal to call.

Are you in crisis?
Yes, I am in crisis

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call 911.

I really just need someone to talk to

Samaritan volunteers are here to listen whenever you need someone. You do not need to be suicidal to call.

We are a non-denominational, non-profit volunteer organization whose mission is to provide emotional support to those who are lonely, depressed, or suicidal.

Samaritan volunteers provide non-judgmental active listening to callers in need on our crisis hotlines, older adults in our Senior Outreach program, and survivors in our Safe Place support groups for those who have lost someone to suicide.

As members of the oldest and largest suicide prevention network in the world, The Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands encourages our community to talk openly about suicide in order to best help and provide hope to those in need.

About Us - learn more

In the Cape and Islands region, we’re most well-known for our signs posted at the Bourne and Sagamore bridges imploring tourists and locals alike to call our crisis lines if they need to talk. Although our crisis lines are an integral part of our work, The Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands offers a variety of outreach programs for people in need and educational opportunities for community members eager to learn how to help save lives.

Our Programs - learn more

Samaritan volunteers make a difference in the lives of our callers every day – just by picking up the phone. Our volunteers are a fantastic group of people who care. They are not counselors or therapists. They do not diagnose or offer solutions. They simply listen with empathy and compassion to callers who need to hear a friendly, caring voice.

It’s normal when you start thinking about volunteering with the Samaritans to wonder if you’ll be able to do all of this. But don’t worry. We’ll train you extensively in non-judgmental active listening and help you learn the critical skills necessary to be a Samaritan volunteer.

Without our volunteers, we couldn’t do the work we do. Will you help us make a difference?

Volunteer - learn more

We are a non-denominational, non-profit volunteer organization whose mission is to provide emotional support to those who are lonely, depressed, or suicidal.

Samaritan volunteers provide non-judgmental active listening to callers in need on our crisis hotlines, older adults in our Senior Outreach program, and survivors in our Safe Place support groups for those who have lost someone to suicide.

As members of the oldest and largest suicide prevention network in the world, The Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands encourages our community to talk openly about suicide in order to best help and provide hope to those in need.

About Us - learn more

In the Cape and Islands region, we’re most well-known for our signs posted at the Bourne and Sagamore bridges imploring tourists and locals alike to call our crisis lines if they need to talk. Although our crisis lines are an integral part of our work, The Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands offers a variety of outreach programs for people in need and educational opportunities for community members eager to learn how to help save lives.

Our Programs - learn more

Samaritan volunteers make a difference in the lives of our callers every day – just by picking up the phone. Our volunteers are a fantastic group of people who care. They are not counselors or therapists. They do not diagnose or offer solutions. They simply listen with empathy and compassion to callers who need to hear a friendly, caring voice.

It’s normal when you start thinking about volunteering with the Samaritans to wonder if you’ll be able to do all of this. But don’t worry. We’ll train you extensively in non-judgmental active listening and help you learn the critical skills necessary to be a Samaritan volunteer.

Without our volunteers, we couldn’t do the work we do. Will you help us make a difference?

Volunteer - learn more

We are a non-denominational, non-profit volunteer organization whose mission is to provide emotional support to those who are lonely, depressed, or suicidal.

Samaritan volunteers provide non-judgmental active listening to callers in need on our crisis hotlines, older adults in our Senior Outreach program, and survivors in our Safe Place support groups for those who have lost someone to suicide.

As members of the oldest and largest suicide prevention network in the world, The Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands encourages our community to talk openly about suicide in order to best help and provide hope to those in need.

About Us - learn more

In the Cape and Islands region, we’re most well-known for our signs posted at the Bourne and Sagamore bridges imploring tourists and locals alike to call our crisis lines if they need to talk. Although our crisis lines are an integral part of our work, The Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands offers a variety of outreach programs for people in need and educational opportunities for community members eager to learn how to help save lives.

Our Programs - learn more

Samaritan volunteers make a difference in the lives of our callers every day – just by picking up the phone. Our volunteers are a fantastic group of people who care. They are not counselors or therapists. They do not diagnose or offer solutions. They simply listen with empathy and compassion to callers who need to hear a friendly, caring voice.

It’s normal when you start thinking about volunteering with the Samaritans to wonder if you’ll be able to do all of this. But don’t worry. We’ll train you extensively in non-judgmental active listening and help you learn the critical skills necessary to be a Samaritan volunteer.

Without our volunteers, we couldn’t do the work we do. Will you help us make a difference?

Volunteer - learn more