November 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 & the 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

C.I.S.P.C. Future Events

General Membership Meeting

Thursday, Nov. 8th, 3pm

221 Willow Street

Yarmouth, MA

Special Guest Speaker Danielle Lucca from Veterans Outreach Center.

Learn about GRACE VETERANS HOLISTIC program now being offered.

"In combination with our traditional therapies, the goal of Grace program is to serve veterans of all eras and their families who face the effects of PTS,TBI and other service related anxieties"

All are welcome to attend. Come and let us know your thoughts on how C.I.S.P.C. can support your community. Refreshments will be served.

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

Saturday, Nov. 17th, 10am-12pm

19 Sandwich Road

Bourne, MA

You are not alone. Join a community of suicide loss survivors to find comfort and gain understanding as we share stories of healing and hope. International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day is the one day a year when people who are affected by suicide loss gather around the world at events in their local communities for support and resources.

The event features a screening of A Daughter’s Journey, an A.F.S.P.—produced documentary that follows Sarah, a young adult, through her story of milestones, family, coping and positive growth after the loss of her father. This year’s film shares hope, connection and resilience in the aftermath of a suicide loss.

Questions can be forwarded to Stephanie Kelly, Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands

@ 508-548-7999

Mental Health First Aid - Chatham

Tuesday, Nov. 20th, 5:30-8:30pm

425 Crowell Road

Chatham, MA

This training is scheduled for three nights each beginning at 5:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.. You must attend all three nights to receive a certificate.

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November 24

December 5

Email for registration

C.I.S.P.C. October Events

Question Persuade Refer - Martha's Vineyard

On October 22nd, Martha's Vineyard Community Services invited C.I.S.P.C. to teach Q.P.R. to members of their team.

Question Persuade Refer - Mashpee

On October 24th, Mashpee Police Department and members of the Wampanaug Tribe invited C.I.S.P.C. to teach a Q.P.R. Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training. Thank you to the Mashpee Library for hosting.
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Trainings Offered by C.I.S.P.C.


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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

Our Steering Committee

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