Cape & Islands Suicide Prevention Coalition

Cape & Islands Suicide Prevention Coalition If you or someone you know needs support now, please seek help, available 24/7, by dialing 988.

In order to reach our mission, we are engaging in the following activities:

* Develop the Coalition by making contact with schools, emergency responders, hospitals, the medical community, police, and others by inviting them to participate in the coalition through a variety of methods including direct contact, announcements and flyers via e-mail or mail.

* Participate in training opportun

ities and disseminate information to the community.

* Coordinate, publicize, and host a variety of events and trainings to heighten community awareness of su***de.

* Print outreach materials and distribute across the region.


We're thinking of you this . Although this may be a difficult time, know that we are here for you and you are not alone. πŸ’™


πŸ’™ This Father's Day, we acknowledge that it might not be a joyful celebration for everyone. For some, it can be a difficult reminder of loss, strained relationships, grief, or other challenges. If you're feeling overwhelmed, remember that it's okay to seek help and talk about your feelings. Our community is here for you, offering support to navigate these complex emotions. Reach out by dialing 988 to connect and take care of your mental health.



Fun fact: Did you know the Samaritans concept was brought to the U.S. by Monica Dickens, the great-granddaughter of Charles Dickens? She had trained and taken calls on the crisis line in the U.K. and when she married and moved to Boston in April 1974, she opened the first U.S. Samaritans center. After moving to Falmouth, MA, she founded The Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands in November 1977. Find more of our history at [PIC]


🌻 Mother's Day can bring a flood of emotions, and for some, it's not a day of celebration. If you're finding today tough, know that you're not alone. Our hearts are with you, and we're here to offer support. Reach out to us at 988 to connect with a compassionate listener from the Su***de & Crisis Lifeline. [PIC]

🎨: Mari Andrew

***dePrevention ***de


🌸 Spring is a time for renewal, not just for our homes but for our minds too! As you declutter your physical space, why not take a moment to tidy up your mental space as well? Let go of negative thoughts, organize your priorities, and nurture your well-being. Remember, a clean mind leads to a brighter outlook. Here's to a season of mental rejuvenation! 🧠✨

Image description: Spring cleaning for the mind illustrations of a phone, glass of water, sunshine, eye mask, and donation bag; text reads: Unfollow people who hurt your mental health; stay hydrated and active; spend time in sunshine; create a bedtime routine; declutter your space


Interested in telling your stories of hope and healing? Whether you have a written piece, a video, a quote or something else β€” we will help you edit and refine your piece before it’s shared on our Real Stories Blog.


Stephanie Kelly, Executive Director of The Samaritans of Cape Cod & The Islands, joins Kevin Matthews to talk about the history of the organization in the U.S. from it’s start in Boston in 1974 and formation on the Cape in 1977. (Episode streamed on iHeart Radio on August 28, 2023)


🧩 We love this graphic from Positively Present about the life lessons you can learn from puzzles! After all, life is like a puzzle – full of unexpected challenges. As we navigate life's puzzle, let's remember these invaluable lessons – embracing complexity, practicing patience and perseverance, gaining perspective, and celebrating every victory along the way.



Each year, youth across California create films sharing their unique perspective on mental health and su***de prevention for , a nonprofit dedicated to educating youth about these topics and empowering them to reach out for help. As a statewide judge for Directing Change, I am honored to share their work and the powerful youth-created films that have been created for their contest! To learn more about the program and how to get involved, visit


Today marks , a powerful reminder of resilience and the courage to continue our journeys despite life's challenges. We stand in solidarity with Project Semicolon and those battling mental health issues and thoughts of su***de.

The semicolon symbolizes the choice to pause, but not to end. It's a beacon of hope, reminding us that our stories are not defined by our struggles, but by our ability to persevere. Today, let's unite to break the silence surrounding mental health and offer support to those who need it most. [PIC]


πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ‘Ÿ Ready to lace up and make a difference? Join Team Samaritans for the 2024 ASICS Falmouth Road Race! It's more than just a runβ€”it's an opportunity to exercise, build community, and support vital su***de prevention efforts.

Here's what Team Samaritans members receive:
βœ… Guaranteed entry into the race
βœ… Personal fundraising page and online tools to help you reach your goals
βœ… Team Samaritans singlet to wear proudly on race day

Applications are being reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis, so don't wait! Submit your application today:

Not a runner? You can still make an impact! Share this post with your friends and followers who may want to join Team Samaritans!

***dePrevention [PIC]

This panel is focusing much on youth su***de and mental health. In 2010 The Youth Su***de Prevention Project ( a Garrett...

This panel is focusing much on youth su***de and mental health. In 2010 The Youth Su***de Prevention Project ( a Garrett Lee Smith Award, managed through the Cape Cod Community Health Center) did a needs assessment across the Cape and Islands regarding youth su***de. Join the Cape and Islands Su***de Prevention Coalition to find out more about what has been done in the past, and what we hope to accomplish in the future.


The mission of the Cape and Islands Su***de 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 su***des.***de-prevention-summit%2F%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR1GE9DOuAsM...

The mission of the Cape and Islands Su***de 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 su***des.


The Mental Health Promise2Live Silicon Slopes Town Hall event focused on how to tackle the worldwide mental health issue in 2024 by transitioning from raising awareness to implementing actionable solutions.


Ideas for Self-Care for Loss Survivors by paracletepress | Jan 9, 2023 | Uncategorized | 0 comments Ideas for Self-Care for Loss Survivors Losing a loved one to su***de can bring about intense and complicated emotions. Taking care of yourself during these difficult times may be challenging. We hope....


🌼 Change is inevitable, and our ability to be compassionate with ourselves is so important during those times. Embark on this journey with a gentle spirit, embracing growth, and self-love every step of the way, as much as you can. 🌿

🎨: Morgan Harper Nichols



πŸ“š Find hope and healing through literature. If you or someone you know has been touched by the journey of su***de attempt or loss, we’ve compiled a suggested reading list that offers understanding and support. Let's break the stigma together. πŸ’™
***dePrevention ***deLossSurvivors ***deAttemptSurvivors


A gentle reminder as we head into the new year with new goals πŸ’™


Please join us for our next open house/information session all about SADOD and the services we offer folks. Please share this with your circles.
You can register here:


Here are some tips that I’ve found to be helpful when approaching professors for this kind of conversation.


If sharing my own is helpful to just one person who hears it, I feel it is worth doing.


PO Box 119
Barnstable, MA


Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Cape & Islands Suicide Prevention Coalition posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to Cape & Islands Suicide Prevention Coalition:



You may also like