CCHS Open Hours This Weekend and Resources

January 31, 2020

Dear Community,

The recent death of our student, Chase Bjork, has impacted many if not all of us in some way. This is a tragedy for the Bjork family, for our school and for our community, and we are all deeply saddened by what has happened. We are grieving the loss of one of our own.

Support for anyone in need is being offered in multiple forms:

  •  There will be Open Hours at CCHS on Saturday, Feb. 1, from 11 AM – 1 PM and Sunday, February 2, from 2 PM – 4 PM with   counselors present for anyone (students, parents, faculty, and community members).
  •  The bottom of this message has a list of Mental Health Resources for Youth and Families.
  •  The school is working closely with the Riverside Community Care, a Department of Mental Health funded organization that provides support to   schools and communities following suicides. They are helping us to plan student support groups, conduct staff training and provide more resources   for parents. More information will be forthcoming.
  •  Counselors and teachers at the schools are providing ongoing support to students. This support will continue over the coming days and weeks.
  •  More supports and training will be available through the Center for Parents and Teachers, the Parent Teacher Groups, and Riverside Community   Care.

This is a time for our community to grieve and there are no easy answers. We need to be accessible to one another and to truly listen when someone opens up to us. In short, we need to be here for each other during this difficult time.


Dr. Laurie Hunter, Superintendent


Mental Health Services for Youth and Families

This list of resources is presented in an attempt to provide options for those seeking assistance.

Their mention herein does not necessarily indicate the endorsement of Concord-Carlisle High School.



CCHS Guidance Dept. (978)341-2941 or (978)341-2924

Emerson Hospital (978) 369-1400

Advocates 800-640-5432 (mobile risk assessment service)

Concord Emergency Services (police & fire dispatch) (978)318-3400

Domestic Violence Victim Assistance Program (800)799-7233

Elliot Community Health Services (800)988-1111

Concord Health Department (978)318-3275
William James College Interface, Help-Line, Website:;  617-332-3666,  x 411



National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800)273-TALK (24 hr.)

National Hope Line Network (800)442-HOPE (4673)

Covenant House Nine Line (800) 999-9999

Boston Emergency Screening Team (800) 981-HELP

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (800) 841-8371

Fenway Community Health Center Peer Listening Line

(Hotline for GLBT teens) (800) 399-7337

Samaritans Teen Line (For Teens Only) (800) 525-TEEN (24hrs.)



Riverside Emergency Services Team 24-hr Crisis Line:  (800) 529-5077

Parental Stress Line (800) 632-8188 (24 hrs.)

Samaritans Hotline (617) 247-0220 (24 hrs.)

Riverside Outpatient Center (617) 969-4925



MA Substance Abuse Information and Education Help Line (800) 327-5050

Substance Abuse Treatment Referral (800) 662-HELP

Alcoholics Anonymous (Boston) (617) 426-9444

Al-Ateen 508-366-0556



Needham ACTS – Parent Resources

Massachusetts Health & Human Services – Suicide


Sign and Symptoms of Depression

Supporting Your Teen After the Suicide of a Friend
File attachments:
Signs Symptoms of Depression and Suicidality – advocates ES – Concord.docx
Supporting Your Teen After the Suicide of a Friend 10.13.pdf