Welcome to the Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention website
Since 1999, the Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention (MCSP) has been working to bring about awareness and mobilize community action in response to the public health crisis of suicide in the Commonwealth, a tragedy that claims more lives in the state than homicide and HIV/AIDS.
The MCSP seeks to be a catalyst for action and a powerful voice for change. We are citizens, community leaders, advocates, legislators, public health officials, mental health leaders, survivors of suicide attempts and families who have lost loved ones to suicide — working together to stem the tide of suicide.
We will only be successful in our mission to save lives if we all work in partnership. The MCSP seeks to serve as a bridge between those on the front lines of suicide prevention and local communities seeking to make their communities safe and healthy. We seek to be a focal point for exchanging ideas and a clearinghouse for suicide prevention activities in the state.
Mark Your Calendars!
September Kickoff Breakfast – Monday September 9th, 2013 from 8:00-12 at the College of the Holy Cross. To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Regional Coalition Meetings
Berkshire - Contact Peggy at email@example.com
Cape and Islands - July 11, 2013 at 11:15 in rooms 11/12 at the Barnstable Superior Courthouse, 3195 Main Street, Barnstable, MA
Greater Boston - Contact Roberta Hurtig at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (617) 536-1340
Northeast – October 7, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at Family Service, Inc., 430 North Canal Street in Lawrence. Contact Debbie Helms at email@example.com or call (978) 327-6671.
Join us for our 7th Annual Leadership Breakfast on October 22, 2013 as we celebrate suicide prevention initiatives in schools and community groups which deal with at risk youth. Click on the link below to submit a nomination for your school or group. Four schools/organizations will be selected to present their initiatives as well as receive an award. We will select one awardee from each category: middle schools, high schools, colleges, and community organizations who work with at risk youth. Registration and a full breakfast runs from 7:30 am to 8:30 am. The program will run until about 10:30. There is no charge for this event. Deadline date for nomination forms is 10/4/13.
Central MA–contact Barry Feldman or Paul Richard for more information
Pioneer Valley --Meets the 3rd Thursday of every other month. Contct Robert Reardon at firstname.lastname@example.org for time and place.
Suicide Prevention Training Calendar:
NEW MASSACHUSETTS DATA RELEASED
The updated data summary for suicide and self-inflicted injuries in Massachusetts has just been released by the Mass. Department of Public Health and the Injury Surveillance Program. Click on the link below to get the most up to date statistics.
LATEST U.S. SUICIDE DATA RELEASED
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has released the suicide data for 2010. Click on the link below to get this information.