Cape & Island's Suicide Prevention Coalition

P.O. Box 119, Barnstable, Ma. 02630

eneral Membership Meetings

Trainings Offered by C.I.S.P.C.

GM meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of the odd months. They begin at 11:15-12:45 and are held at the Barnstable County Court complex in the HarborView Room. ALL are welcome. To become a member, send the completed form to:


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Contact Us


The mission of the Cape and Islands Suicide Prevention Coalition is to help give Cape Cod and Island communities the necessary information and tools to raise awareness, promote education, and increase action to reduce suicides.




  • Foster collaborations and build a unified regional coalition with a wide array of diverse stakeholders

  • Achieve a broad impact through common goals in suicide prevention

  • Increase awareness by implementing a comprehensive, life span, public education campaign

  • Educate our regional community on suicide risk, protective factors, warning signs, and available resources



QPR Training
January 18, 2017 @ 6:00 - 7:30pm
Truro Police Department
344 US-6
Truro,  Ma.

QPR Training

January 24, 2017 @ 6:00 - 7:30pm

Brewster Police Department

631 Harwich Road

Brewster, Ma.

QPR Training

January 25, 2017 @ 5:00 - 6:30pm

Cape and Islands Gay Straight Youth Alliance

56 Barnstable Road (backside of building)

Hyannis, Ma.

QPR Training

February 4, 2017 @ 1000 - 11:30am.

Mashpee Public Library

64 Steeples Street

Mashpee, Ma.

16th Annual Massachusetts Suicide Prevention Conference

April 4th -5th, 2017

Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center

Framingham, MA.

If you are interested in learning more about our trainings please email Joan McDonald at:


"Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny."

- Tyron Edwards

Currently, Cape and Island's Suicide Prevention Coalition has over 75 members representing Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha's Vinyard. C.I.S.P.C. members represent:

  • School's and afterschool programs
  • Mental Health Agencies,
  • Emergency Service Agencies
  • Health & Human Service Agencies
  • Support groups
  •  Other suicide prevention organizations 



Emergency Service dial 911

Cape and Islands Suicide Prevention Coalition

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


Veteran's Crisis Line


Samaritan's on Cape Cod and the Island's


Youth Crisis Support Free Text

Text 741-741 and type "start"



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