Depressed? Thinking About Suicide? How to Get Help for Yourself or a Friend

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Counseling Center

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Off Campus Support

Local Hospitals & Crisis Emergency Mental Health Centers

St. Luke's Hospital
101 Page Street
New Bedford, MA 02740

Click here for directions to St. Luke's Hospital.

Charlton Memorial Hospital
363 Highland Avenue
Fall River, MA 02720

Click here for directions to Charlton Memorial Hospital.

Child and Family Services Emergency Mental Health Clinic
Available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week
For residents of the following communities: Acushnet, Cuttyhunk, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Marion, Mattapoisett, New Bedford, Rochester, Wareham, Onset.
543 North Street
New Bedford, MA 02740

Corrigan Mental Health Center, Crisis Department
Available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week
For residents of the following communities: Assonet, Fall River, Freetown, Somerset, Swansea, Westport.
49 Hillside Street
Fall River, MA 02720

Crisis Hotlines

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week

1.800.273.TALK (1.800.273.8255)
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline connects callers to the nearest certified response center.

Samaritans Fall River/New Bedford
Available 8 a.m.-11 p.m., 7 days/week


The Trevor Helpline
Available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week

1.866.4.U.TREVOR (1.866.488.7386)
The only national, 24-hour toll-free suicide prevention hotline for gay and questioning youth.

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Online resources can be very helpful in learning more about depression, mental illness, and suicide. However, online sources--including online depression screening questionnaires--are not a substitute for an evaluation by a counselor or therapist.  If you or a friend need help, it is always best to meet with a mental health professional.If you or a friend is in crisis, get help immediately.  


Information for college students on mental health issues, suicide prevention, commonly prescribed medications, and how to help a friend in need. Includes a screening program called Self e-Valuator, developed by the Duke University Medical Center, to help students uncover whether they or a friend are at risk from depression, substance abuse, eating disorders, and other mental health problems. 

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

American Association of Suicidology

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH)
A division of the National Institutes of Health, a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project operates the only nationwide, around-the-clock suicide prevention helpline for gay and questioning youth. (See Crisis Hotlines above.) They also provide outreach through their website and other educational services.