Screening for Mental Health

Screening for Mental Health's Mission is to provide innovative mental health and substance abuse resources, linking those in need to quality treatment options.  SMH pioneered the concept of large-scale mental health screening and education programs in 1991, with its flagship program, National Depression Screening Day (NDSD). SMH programs—provided both in-person and online—educate, raise awareness, and screen individuals for depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, alcohol use disorders, and suicide.



SPRC is the nation’s only federally supported resource center devoted to advancing the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. We provide technical assistance, training, and materials to increase the knowledge and expertise of suicide prevention practitioners and other professionals serving people at risk for suicide. We also promote collaboration among a variety of organizations that play a role in developing the field of suicide prevention.

Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention

The Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention (MCSP) is a broad based inclusive alliance of suicide prevention advocates, including public and private agency representatives, policy makers, suicide survivors, mental health and public health consumers and providers and concerned citizens committed to working together to reduce the incidence of self-harm and suicide in the Commonwealth.  

World Health Organization

The World Health Organization publishes global statistics on suicide trends.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

This free life line operates 24/7 and is intended to be used by those experiencing a crisis. 

Survivors of Suicide Support Group

The Littleton Survivor Group is an entity of SANS and is facilitated by the SANS Board Chair.  Barbara Whitcomb co-facilitates a meeting for survivors of suicide twice each month.  Survivors of suicide are those who are left behind by a loved one who has completed suicide. All are welcome.   


Meeting Schedule

Second and fourth Monday of every month at 7:00PM 

Meeting Place:  First Church Unitarian, Alliance Room, 19 Foster St, Littleton, MA 01460


Contact                   

Barbara Whitcomb     barbarawhitcomb@msn.com     (978) 486-4928             

National Alliance of Mental Health

The mission of NAMI Massachusetts is to improve the quality of life both for people with mental illnesses and for their families.

NAMI Family/Friends: support groups for family/friends facilitated by NAMI-trained peers*Littleton: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month, 7-9 PM, Congregational Church of Littleton, 330 King St, Littleton, MA. Contact Susan McDougall at mcdougalletal@aol.com or phone 978-263-8830 or Marilyn at malg1230@verizon.net or cell 978-502-0128.

A training and resource site ideal for mental health professionals including Physicians/Psychiatrists, Social Workers, Counselors, and Psychiatric Nurses.

Samaritans

Each day in the greater Boston and MetroWest areas, more than 200 people, finding themselves struggling with loneliness, depression, or suicidal feelings, turn to Samaritans in search of the respectful, non-judgmental support that has been the cornerstone of our services since 1974.  

Statewide Help Line  1-877-870-4673 (HOPE)

William James College INTERFACE Resource and Referral Helpline

To Find Mental Health Resources and Mental Health Services

Now available to all residents of Littleton, MA and many of the surrounding towns.

Call the Helpline 

Monday through Friday 

9:00am until 5:00pm

1(617) 332-3666 x 1411 or 1 (888) 244-6843 x 1411

Teenage Anxiety and Depression Solutions (TADS)

TADS is a group of people in and around Groton, Massachusetts who actively advocate for mental wellness for young people. The mission of TADS is to raise awareness about mental health issues in our society, especially depression and anxiety, and in so doing, help to prevent suicide.

Inspired by our different faiths and our common values, we believe education is the key to prevention and that the best way to prevent suicide is through the early recognition and treatment of depression and other psychiatric illnesses.  Therefore, TADS concentrates its efforts on advocacy, funding for school-based suicide prevention and mental health education programs, and enabling community-based services.