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EDC recently announced an innovative partnership with Facebook to offer crisis services via chat so that people in distress can more easily access the support that they need. Click the logo below to learn more:



The Suicide Prevention Resource Center offers a wide variety of archived webinars, such as Bullying and Suicide Prevention.  Click on the link below to find out more.

News and Events

MCSP General Membership Meetings are held five (5) times annually, the 2nd Monday of every other month.  MCSP General Membership Meetings take place at Justice Resource Institute, 160 Gould St, Needham MA


Below is the tentative schedule for 2017 General Membership meetings (subject to change).  All meetings are held from 2:30 to 4:30 pm and are held at Justice Resource Institute, 160 Gould St, Needham MA (unless otherwise indicated).

January 9th: General Membership meeting
February 16th:  Executive Committee meeting
March 6th:  State House Day, The Great Hall from 8:30 am to noon
May 8th:  General Membership meeting
July 10th:  General Membership meeting
September 11th:  General Membership meeting
November 13th : General Membership meeting

 Department of Public Health Trainings:

Mental health professionals often treat suicidal patients, and suicidal behavior occurs even among patients who are seeking treatment or are currently in treatment. The training of most mental health professionals in the assessment and management of suicidal patients is surprisingly limited. Alarmingly, only 50% of psychologists, 25% of social workers and 6% of counselors have training in suicide risk assessment.

Improving the training and competence of mental health professionals is one of the most logical ways to prevent suicide and save lives.


Now Available


The Massachusetts Department of Public Health Suicide Prevention Program Training Calendar

Please click on the link below to register.

When registering for a workshop, please note that each event has tabs titled with information regarding the workshop, available CEs and cost.

Space is limited for each workshop and fills up quickly, so please register early.

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