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More than 45,000 people die by suicide every year. In Massachusetts, suicide is the second leading cause of death for ages 10 to 34. Approximately 68% of communities do not have enough mental health providers to serve residents. Mental health and suicide prevention are more important than ever, and we’re confident that with your help, we can reach more people than ever before.

2023 Lifesaver Leadership Award

Eileen Davis is the Vice President of Mass211, the statewide service that connects callers to information about critical health & human services available in their community.

Mass 211 is an easy to remember number that serves as a resource for finding services such as emergency housing, childcare, food security, government benefits, disaster preparedness, youth programs, behavioral health and suicide prevention services. She is responsible for strategic, operational, technological & staffing aspects of the program. Through her leadership, Mass211 has partnered with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to provide Covid-related resources to over 1,500,000 residents since the start of the pandemic.


“Collaborating with the AFSP Massachusetts Chapter is one of the more rewarding parts of my job.”

Eileen is also the Founder & Director of Call2Talk, an emotional support, mental health and suicide prevention program that actively engages with callers to help alleviate their feelings of despair, loneliness & potential suicidal ideation. Call2Talk will be celebrating it’s 10th anniversary this year and is also a member of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Network of Crisis Centers that responds to 988 calls. Eileen oversees all aspects of the program’s operation including call taker recruitment, training, scheduling as well as program outreach and financial sustainability. She also oversees the TeleCheck program as well as the newly launched Postvention Services – Guiding Survivors to hope which includes LOSSteam MetroWest and the support group Move4Ward, a support group for woman who have lost a partner to suicide. Eileen is also the Founder & Chair of The MetroWest Regional Coalition for Suicide Prevention, holds a seat on the Executive Committee of the Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention, is an alumnus of the MetroWest Health Foundation Leadership Program of 2014 & was a recipient of the 2010 Massachusetts Leadership in Suicide Prevention Award. In 2017 her leadership lead Call2Talk as a finalist in the Excellence in Crisis Center Award from the American Association of Suicidology. Eileen was the recipient of the 2022 Women’s Edge Award, Extraordinary Woman Advancing Healthcare in Massachusetts.

Ms. Davis received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in Education and Psychology. She resides in Framingham with her family.