Additional Support and Suicide Prevention


Suicide Prevention

SANSFounded in 2002, by a group of concerned citizens bound by the shared tragedy of a loved one lost to suicide. Their mission is simple, prevent suicide. They believe education is the key to prevention so we are currently focusing our efforts on advocacy and funding for school based suicide and mental health education programs. SANS is unique in that it is the only suicide prevention organization of its kind. SANS works directly with school administrators to fund suicide prevention programs and to bring down the suicide stigma within secondary schools.

Barbara Whitcomb, [email protected]
(978) 486-4928

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. 1-800-273-8255


(978) 530-2300
Confidential consultation with trained staff members


Littleton Fire Department

Littleton Fire Department
(978) 540-2302



Addiction and Substance Use Prevention


MA Substance Use HelplineThe Helpline is the only statewide, public resource for finding substance use treatment and recovery services. Helpline services are free and confidential. Our caring, trained Specialists will help you understand the treatment system and your options.

StigMAFor Help: 1-800-327-5050 (tty: 1-800-439-2370)

The Good Smartian Law

Massachusetts Good Smaritan law ensures a person won’t be charged with possession of a controlled substance if they call 9-1-1 to report an overdose.

People Against Substance Abuse (PASA)

People Against Substance Abuse

Local outreach initiative by individuals personally experienced and professionally educated and trained to advise and counsel individuals strugglng with addiction. Support is available for anyone touched by this disease – individuals, friends, or family. Available 24/7. 100% Confidential.
Offers a comprehensive range of programs and support for individuals and families facing addiction, disabilities and other life challenges

Learn to Cope

Learn to Cope is a non-profit support network that offers education, resources, peer support and hope for parents and family members coping with a loved one addicted to opiates or other drugs. Founded by Joanne Peterson in 2004, the organization has grown to include over 10,000 members, and has become a nationally recognized model for peer support and prevention programming.

For more information call (508) 738-5148 to speak to one of the staff or go visit their website -


Local Support Groups


Narcotics Anonymous

SMART Recovery

T: 1-866-951-5357
Mondays, Fridays: 7:00 pm—9:00 pm
Sundays: 6:30 pm—8:00 pm

Emerson Hospital Cheney Conference Room
No registration required.

Survivors of Suicide Support Group

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

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