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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


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
Sep. 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

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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. ​