MCSP-Berkshires

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Survivors of Suicide Loss
Contact: Diana & Paul Lewis by phone: 413-5257752 or email: dproff52@aol.com
Location: Forastiere Funeral Home 220 N Main Street East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Meets first and third Mondays of each month 7-9 pm unless major holiday
Peer facilitated Open group no fee

Healing After a Suicide Loss
Contact: Peggy Morse by phone: 413-441-6316  or email: peggyf@verizon.net
Location: Brien Center Campus, 334 Fenn St., Pittsfield, MA
Meets first Tuesday of every month 6-7:30 pm
Peer facilitated open group no fee

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UPCOMING EVENTS–for more information, please visit  http://www.berkshirecoalition.org/meetings.html

THIS YEAR BCSP IS HOLDING A PUBLIC EDUCATION SERIES FOCUSING ON AT-RISK POPULATIONS FOR SUICIDE IN LIEU OF OUR MONTHLY MEMBER MEETINGS

PLEASE JOIN US —ALL ARE WELCOME!
When:  Series to be held the third Wednesday of posted months from 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Where: Brien Center, 333 East Street, Pittsfield, MA

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2015 Accomplishments

 Partnered with Berkshire Medical Center (BMC) on a full-day conference, Suicide & Traumatic Loss: Helping Survivors Cope,  focusing on support for survivors of suicide loss to an audience of 92 mental health providers, survivors, faith leaders & funeral home staff.

Partnered on presentation of Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS)and the Role of Attempt Survivors in Suicide Prevention with Dr. Alex Sabo of BMC Psychiatry and Craig Miller

Partnered on Screening of Truth about Suicide at Berkshire Community College, followed by a panel discussion

Sponsored trainings including: Suicide & Aging: Gatekeeper Workshops (presented by Family Services of Merrimack Valley) and Substance Abuse & Suicide Prevention Workshop (presented by Franklin Cook),

Partnered with the Youth Suicide Prevention Project on best practices suicide prevention trainings including: CONNECT, ASIST, SafeTALK and Youth Mental Health First Aid

 Collaborated with 8 local organizations on an EXPO of Resources (including mental healthcare and suicide prevention) for veterans, national guard, active military, their families and providers

 Multi-agency collaboration for Annual Berkshire County Legislative Breakfast

Support to Transitional Aged Youth & Systems of Care Committees addressing gaps in services & resources

Co-sponsored the 2nd annual LGBTQIA+ Community Forum at Mass College of Liberal Arts, attended by 85, including youth and elders