*NEW* 988 Lifeline
988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (now known as the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline), and is now active across the United States.
When people call, text, or chat 988, they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing Lifeline network. These trained counselors will listen, understand how their problems are affecting them, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary.
The previous Lifeline phone number (1-800-273-8255) will always remain available to people in emotional distress or suicidal crisis.
Tips for Watching New Netflix Series 13 Reasons Why
You may have heard about the new Netflix series based on a young adult novel where the story plot focuses on the suicide death of a high school student. The Series, 13 Reasons Why, tells the fictional story of a high school student who dies by suicide, leaving behind cassette tapes of her telling friends about whom she blames and the reasons behind her suicide. There are some widely held concerns in the suicide prevention community about the possible risky messages for vulnerable viewers. The link below shares some talking points developed by SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education) for discussing the series with students.
CISPC joins Sharing Kindness on WCAI to discuss prevention and Upcoming Suicide Awareness Walk
Events encourage talk about suicide prevention
The recent deaths of high profile celebrities .....click here to read more
September 12, 2018
Sandwich event to raise money for suicide prevention
Marathon runner has lost father and uncle to depression.....click here to read more
March 15, 2018
Peak Time: Death by Suicide
A sobering, topic this week- Deborah Martin, Outreach for the District Attorney and Nora Kent, Cape and Islands Suicide Prevention Services, describe suicide risk factors, warning signs and how to get or provide help for a loved one, friend, or yourself.....click here to see the video
October 16, 2017
Nantucket officer cited for efforts to prevent suicide
BOSTON- A Nantucket police sergeant will be honored by the Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention at the Statehouse next week. Sgt Kevin Marshall, one of two Co Chairs of the Cape and Islands Coalition for Suicide Prevention and the Nantucket Behavioral Task Force, has been involved in....click here to read more
March 6, 2018
Time to address topic of suicide prevention
In Massachusetts, suicide claims nearly a dozen lives a week, far more than motor vehicle accidents and homicides, yet it is rarely discussed in public or the media. This is unfortunate, because suicide is one of the most preventable types of death, and there is nothing shameful about having a conversation or seeking…click here to read more
September 13, 2017
Two events mark Suicide Prevention Week
BARNSTABLE — The Cape and Islands Regional Coalition for Suicide Prevention is holding two events to mark National Suicide Prevention Week, which started Sunday. Suicide prevention ribbon-tying campaigns will be held from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Barnstable Superior Court House…click here to read more
Sep 11, 2017
White men commit most of US suicides
Your coverage really seems to completely miss the mark about suicides. Recent Times articles fail to mention the most basic information, framing suicide as a teen or minority issue that could be better dealt with in a high school setting. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, white men…click here to read more
Sep. 8, 2017