Suicide is Preventable

July 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.


General Membership Meetings are now going to be held at the Justice Resource Institute located at 221 Willow Street Yarmouth Port, MA. 02675.

Our next General Membership meeting is scheduled for July 12, 2018 beginning at 3:00 PM. On the agenda will be members of our Steering Committee providing a QPR- (Question Persuade Refer) Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training. ​​

We will also be discussing and approving the budget for fiscal year 2019.

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

Volunteers Wanted

C.I.S.P.C. remains committed to our mission. To provide Cape Cod and the Islands communities necessary information and tools to raise awareness, 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.

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

c.i.s.p.c. June SPONSORED EVENTS

Mental Health First Aid

Maura Weir - A.F.S.P. & SGT. Kevin Marshall - Nantucket Police Department providing MHFA training

Question Persuade Refer Training

Tess de Alberdi from Fairwinds Counseling Center providing Q.P.R. - Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training to Nantucket residents
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Welcome our newest Steering Committee member

Melissa Maguire has served as the Director of Student Services for the Monomoy Regional School District for the past two years. Prior to this, she was the Director of Pupil Personnel for the Shrewsbury Public Schools for eight years. She completed her undergraduate degree at Worcester State University and her Masters degree in Rehabilitation Counseling at Assumption College. She has been in the field of special education for the past 30 years. Born and raised on Cape Cod, she left to pursue her education, career and raise a family. With her children now grown, she returned to the Cape to finish out her career.

Additionally, Ms. Maguire is a certified Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor and Botvin Lifeskills Parent Anti-Addiction Instructor and is committed to educating the Cape Cod and Islands communities on Suicide prevention and anti-addiction.

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Thank You Falmouth Track Club

Thank you to Julianne Waite Co-Chair Cape Cod Trail Race. Falmouth Track Club donated a total of $4,218.00 to C.I.S.P.C.! We thank you and your team for this generous donation.
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If you, your organization or community would like to learn more about any of these trainings, please email our coordinator at

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Having an event? Let our team know. We are always happy to provide educational material to members of our community. Please email our coordinator at:

future c.i.s.p.c. events

General Membership July Meeting NEW LOCATION

Thursday, July 12th, 3-4:30pm

221 Willow Street

Yarmouth, MA

Join us at our next C.I.S.P.C. General Membership Meeting OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

FREE QPR - Question Persuade Refer

Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training

QPR provides 3 simple steps anyone 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.

Mental Health First Aid

Tuesday, July 24th, 8:30am-5pm

425 Crowell Road

Chatham, MA

This is being offered to the community at no cost. To register click the link below.

Here is the registration link for YMHFA.

Falmouth Road Race

Sunday, Aug. 19th, 9am

68 Water Street

Falmouth, MA

Help support the Cape and Islands Suicide Prevention Runners by clicking on this link and donating to the CISPC team!

Our Steering Committee Team

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

Co-Chair SGT. Kevin Marshall, Crime Prevention Officer, 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, CRC, LMHC,LADC, Executive Director, Fairwinds Counseling Center
Jonathan Greenberg, Service Coordinator, JRI/Family Networks
Stephanie Kelly, Executive Director, Samaritans Cape Cod and Islands

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