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 


  • 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

"Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground"

- Theodore Roosevelt

Teen suicide attempts fell as same sex marriage became legal

Schools face surge in suicide attempts

As jobs left the US, suicides rose

Governor slashes anti-addiction funds for cape

Baker's cuts draw blowout from Legislature

Contact Us

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:








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.

General Membership Meeting


March 9, 2017 @ 11:15-12:45

Barnstable County Court Complex

Harborview Room

3195 Main Street

Barnstable Ma.

TOPIC - S.A.V.E. Advocacy for Veterans' Empowerment

2/2 part series - Continuing the transition home; Helping soldiers mentally adapt to pre and post combat zone deployment and is intended to reduce its impact on personal post-deployment issues.

ASIST Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

March 16th and 17th @ 8:00 - 4:00p.m.

Cape Cod Community College

2240 Iyannough Rd

West Barnstable, Mass.

Must register by March 10th. For more information

call Maura Weir 774-392-5420 or email trainingasist@gmail.com

ACT - Acknowledge/ Care/ Tell

April 12, 2017 @ 10:00 - 2:00 pm

Sandwich Public Library

142 Main Street

Sandwich, Ma. 02563

16th Annual Mass. 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:



Cape & Island's Suicide Prevention Coalition

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



eneral Membership Meetings

Quote of the week



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"