Bristol County

Bristol County Regional Coalition Contact information

Annemarie Matulis, Director

508-922-7278

matulisannie@msn.com

Website:
http://www.bcrcsp.org/index.html

Bristol County Regional Coalition Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SuicidePreventionBristolCounty?ref_type=bookmark

 

Bristol County FY16 Regional Coalition Highlights

Collaboration with the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office to host a youth summit with focus on bullying/cyberbullying, depression, suicide and underage drinking on October 2, 2015

Annemarie Matulis & Tracey Medeiros both presented workshops – Suicide Prevention 101 & Embracing Imperfection: the Journey of a Suicide Attempt Survivor” respectively. The BCRCSP received more than a dozen request for awareness & training activities as a direct result. In addition, 5 of the youth became members of the Silver City Teen Center

ASIST Training for 20 individuals, including several scholarships

In July 2015, a press conference was held focused on MassMen and the relationship to past and current suicide deaths in the county. In addition, 3 “community conversations” were hosted in Taunton, Fall River and Attleboro throughout the fiscal year that included presentations and discussions on MassMen. Paul Gabriele and Franklin Cook presented in Taunton and Fall River respectively. Distribution of MassMen materials has become a part of all BCRCSP activities.

There are now 4 active community based coalitions within Bristol County. All 4 decided to utilize their funds to send members to a June ASIST.