CAPE & ISLANDS SUICIDE PREVENTION

SUICIDE IS PREVENTABLE

October Newsletter

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C.I.S.P.C MISSION STATEMENT

To help give Cape Cod and the Islands communities the necessary information and tools to raise awareness, promote education, and increase action to reduce suicides.

MOBILE CRISIS FOR CAPE COD & ISLANDS

Cape Cod and the Islands Emergency Service Program provides crisis clinicians to various locations throughout our region. To reach a clinician 24 hours a day 365 days a year dial:


Cape Cod - 1-800-229-2683

Nantucket - 1-877-784-6273

Martha's Vineyard - 1-508-693-0032

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

C.I.S.P.C. remains committed to our mission. We provide Cape Cod and the Islands communities the necessary information and tools to raise awareness, we promote education, and increase action to reduce suicides. We cannot do it alone. We are looking for volunteers to help us spread the word at different functions and events that may come up throughout the year, it is usually just a few hours a couples times a year.


If you are interested in joining our team, please email our coordinator at:

suicideprevention@capecoalition.com>

C.I.S.P.C. FUTURE EVENTS

6th Annual Behavioral Health Summit

Friday, Oct. 5th, 8am-4pm

35 Scudder Avenue

Barnstable, MA

Wellness through the Behavioral Health Lens:

Recognition, Resiliency and Recovery


To Register click here

QPR - Question, Persuade, Refer Community Training

Tuesday, Oct. 9th, 6pm

317 U.S. 6

Truro, MA

Question, Persuade, Refer are 3 simple steps that ANYONE (parents, friends, volunteers, ministers, nurses, supervisors, first responders, bartenders and others) can learn to help prevent suicide. QPR teaches how to recognize a mental health emergency and how to get a person-at-risk connected to the help they need. There is NO FEE to attend.


Please contact Kevin Marshall @ kmarshall@police.nantucket-ma.gov with any questions.

MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID - YOUTH

Wednesday, Oct. 10th, 4pm to Tuesday, Oct. 16th, 4pm

425 Crowell Road

Chatham, MA

M.H.F.A. for Youth is an eight hour evidence based training. Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, M.H.F.A. for Youth helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the M.H.F.A. for Youth course, you will learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns and strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.


When you take this course, you learn how to apply the M.H.F.A. for Youth action plan in a variety of situations, including when someone is experiencing:


o Panic attacks

o Suicidal thoughts or behaviors

o Non-suicidal self-injury

o Acute psychosis (e.g., hallucinations or delusions)

o Overdose or withdrawal from alcohol or drug use

o Reaction to a traumatic event


See link for more details https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/


For more information regarding this two day four hour training please contact: Melissa Maguire at

mmaguire@monomoy.edu

MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID -ADULT

Friday, Oct. 19th, 9:30am-5pm

4 Fairgrounds Road

Nantucket, MA

M.H.F.A. is an eight hour evidence based training. Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, M.H.F.A. helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the M.H.F.A. course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns and strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.


When you take this course, you learn how to apply the M.H.F.A. action plan in a variety of situations, including when someone is experiencing:


o Panic attacks

o Suicidal thoughts or behaviors

o Non-suicidal self-injury

o Acute psychosis (e.g., hallucinations or delusions)

o Overdose or withdrawal from alcohol or drug use

o Reaction to a traumatic event


See link for more details https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/



If you are interested in attending please register by emailing Kevin Marshall kmarshall@police.nantucket-ma.gov or Rachel Day RDay@nantucket-ma.gov

C.I.S.P.C. SEPTEMBER EVENTS

Suicide Prevention Day (Monday) was spent at the Wampanoag Government Center.

Thank you for hosting and asking Cape and Islands Suicide Prevention Coalition to join the group!


Photo: (L-R) Greg Giardi-Program Director Cape Samaritans, Veronica Roa-Public Health Analyst HRSA ORO Region 1, Desire Hendricks-Moreno- IHS Substance Abuse Specialist, Paul Jacobsen-HHS Executive Officer, Kimberly Frye-MWT, Christopher Bersani-Deputy Regional Administrator HRSA ORO Region 1, Cheryl-Frye-Cromwell-MWT Tribal Council, Taylor Bryan-Turner-HUD, Sgt. Kevin Marshall-Nantucket Police Department

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ACK RIBBON REMEMBRANCE

ACK Ribbon Remembrance Ceremony. Thank you to everyone who attended. It truly shows we have a caring community filled with hope and support.


Thank you to Nantucket Police, Samaritans on Cape Cod, Fairwinds Counseling Center, Bartlett Farm and the Nantucket Atheneum for your continued support.

BARNSTABLE RIBBON REMEMBRANCE

Thank you to all who attended. It was great to see the turn out we had and we look forward to having a larger group next year to promote more awareness. Special thanks to Samaritans of Cape Cod for their continued support and sponsorship.

FREE TRAININGS OFFERED BY C.I.S.P.C.

OUR STEERING COMMITTEE TEAM

Co-Chair Deb Martin, PHO Navigator, HCI Physician Org.

Co-Chair SGT. Kevin Marshall Nantucket Police Department

Treasurer Lisa Forhan, MPPA, Director of Risk Management for the DMH

David Araujo, Director, Martha's Vineyard Community Services Intervention Center

Tessandra (de Alberdi) Visco, CRC, LMHC,LADC, Executive Director, Fairwinds Counseling Center

Jonathan Greenberg, Service Coordinator, JRI/Family Networks

Stephanie Kelly, Executive Director, The Samaritans of Cape Cod and the Islands

Melissa Maguire, Director of Student Services at Monomoy Regional School District