Category Archives: MCSP – Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention

Medfield Outreach showing film about suicide at MHS Wednesday, 9/27 at 7PM

From Medfield Outreach –

My Ascension: A Documentary Film and Movement to Spread Hope and Fight Suicide

WHEN: Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 7:00 pm

WHERE: Medfield High School Auditorium


WHAT/WHY:
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. In order to raise awareness and reduce the stigma of talking about mental health and suicide, the Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention (MCSP), a Medfield Foundation initiative, is hosting a screening of the film “My Ascension”, which documents the true story of a young woman who survived a suicide attempt. A panel discussion of mental health professionals will follow the film. This event is intended for adults and high school students and is not recommended for anyone under the age of 14.

REGISTRATION: https://forms.gle/EERgi3daPtswRG679   

SYNOPSIS:
A suicide attempt left 16-year-old varsity cheerleader, Emma Benoit, paralyzed, but propelled her on a mission to use her painful experience to help others find hope and shine more light on the fact that 20 young people die every day by suicide in the in the United States. My Ascension is a feature-length documentary that chronicles Emma’s inspiring journey and quest to walk again, as she works to bring Hope Squad, a school-based suicide prevention program, to Louisiana. The film also highlights the stories of two remarkable young people who tragically did not survive their attempts, and we learn first-hand from their families, friends, school officials, and suicide prevention experts about the devastating effects of suicide and what can be done to prevent it.

COST: This event is being offered free to the community. We kindly request donations to MCSP (click the registration link to see options for donations) if resources permit. No one will be denied participation based on inability to donate.

Questions? Contact Medfield Outreach at medfieldoutreach@medfield.net or at (508) 359-7121

**NOT RECOMMENDED FOR STUDENTS YOUNGER THAN HIGH SCHOOL AGED**

MCSP funds another year of Interface Referral Service

The raising of the funds to renew the Interface Referral Service annual membership (off of the town’s property taxes) was championed by MCSP stalwart Andreea Cazacu Hagood, MD.

This from the Medfield Patch –

MCSP funds another year of Interface Referral Service

The Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention is proud to announce the renewal of Interface Referral Service for 2020-2021.

By Colleen M. Sullivan, Patch MayorVerified User Badge
Dec 18, 2020 9:00 pm ET|Updated Dec 18, 2020 9:02 pm ET
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Interface Referral and Resource Card.
Interface Referral and Resource Card.

MCSP funds another year of Interface Referral Service

The Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention (MCSP) is proud to announce successfully funding the renewal of Interface Referral Service for the Town of Medfield for 2020-2021. In a year as emotionally trying as 2020, MCSP hopes to increase the awareness of this valuable service for any resident of Medfield.

The William James INTERFACE Referral Service, offered through the Freedman Center, is a mental health and wellness referral Helpline available Monday through Friday, 9 am-5 pm, at 888-244-6843 (toll free). This is a free, confidential referral service for residents of participating communities. Callers from these participating communities are matched with licensed mental health providers from an extensive database, on average, within 2 weeks of their call to INTERFACE. Each referral best meets the location, insurance, and specialty needs of the caller.

MCSP would like to thank the following organizations for their support and generous contributions that allow for the continued service: Norwood Hospital/Steward Health Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Needham, and CHNA7 – Community Health Coalition of Metrowest.

In addition to the aforementioned health partners, there are others to thank. Several local businesses and many community members have supported programming that raises funds for the coalition; others have shown their support by making donations. Special thanks to long time supporters: Tracy Buckley of Medfield Yoga Studio, Burning Wheel Yoga, and Karen Johnson.

MCSP is an initiative of Medfield Foundation, Inc. (MFi), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization administered by Medfield Outreach. For more information, visit medfieldfoundation.org. To donate, visit the Medfield Foundation’s Network for Good page. When making a donation through Network for Good, please be sure to include the name of the coalition (Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention) in the designation of the online form.

The Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention welcomes you to join monthly meetings and learn more about what we do! If you’re interested please email medfieldoutreach@medfield.net to be added to MCSP’s email list. Be sure to check out our social media and website at www.facebook.com/medfieldcsp and www.medfieldcsp.org

Suicide Awareness Month – Yoga on the Turf today at 12:30 & more Light Ups

Photos by Sara Drumm.

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Yoga on the Turf this Sunday

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

The Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention, (MCSP), a MFi initiative, administered by Medfield Outreach, welcomes the Medfield community to participate in Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. 

In an effort to raise awareness of Suicide Prevention, we are inviting businesses and residents alike to #LightUpMedfield!  Lights of either color, purple or turquoise, both associated with suicide prevention, can be strung out in display of support for the cause. 

Please be on the lookout for the many businesses around town that will be participating in Suicide Prevention Awareness Month by displaying purple or turquise lights!  We suggest you show your appreciation by supporting those businesses, which include:  Noon Hill Grill, Park Street Books, Salon One, Butterfly Tree Boutique, Be Charmed, Avenue, Nosh and Grog, Unitarian Church, St. Edwards, and 266 Main Street.  Medfield residents can also participate by hanging lights or tying a ribbon of the same colors around a light post, mailbox, fence, anywhere you see fit on your property.  Let’s demonstrate how much we care!  These are trying times for many; let’s unite and show our support for those who have been touched by depression and suicide. 

In addition to lighting up Medfield, MCSP will be offering resources on our social media site https://www.facebook.com/medfieldcsp and an outdoor yoga session to promote physical and mental health later in the month.  Please be on the lookout at https://www.facebook.com/medfieldcsp and on the Medfield Outreach Facebook and Twitter pages: https://www.facebook.com/MedfieldOutreach and https://twitter.com/MedfieldOutrch.

Mental Health Emergency Resources and Helplines:

Riverside Community Care:  24 Hour Emergency Services Program Available 24 hours/7 days for mobile crisis intervention for children and adults for both mental health/psychiatric emergencies at your home, our office, or other community locations. 1-800-529-5077 or 1-781-769-8674

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Since its inception, the Lifeline has engaged in a variety of initiatives to improve crisis services and advance suicide prevention. 1-800-273-8255  http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Samaritans’ mission is to reduce the incidence of suicide by alleviating despair, isolation, distress and suicidal feelings among individuals in the community, 24 hours a day; to educate the public about suicide prevention; and to reduce the stigma associated with suicide. They accomplish this through services that emphasize confidential, nonjudgmental, and compassionate listening.  Call anytime 24 hours/7 days per week (877)870-4673.  http://samaritanshope.org

Call2Talk is a confidential mental health and emotional support call line that assists individuals and families through stressful times in their lives, helping the despondent and those who may be suicidal.When calling Call2Talk, those who are struggling with mental health concerns have a safe place to call and will be encouraged to discuss their current experience. By sharing their personal stories of tragedy, recovery, despair and grief, callers feel relief, comfort and hope. Check out their website for more information.  A text line is also available. HELPLINE:  2-1-1 OR (508) 532-2255 https://www.uwotc.org/call2talk

Zoom yoga with Tracy Buckley

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

The Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention, a a Medfield Foundation inititive, administered by Medfield Youth Outreach, invites you to join their 2020 Medfield Shows their Heart Campaign…

In the spirit of relaxation and free time enjoyment, we would like to invite you to a Zoom yoga session graciously hosted by Tracy Buckley, owner and instructor at Medfield Yoga, on Saturday, 5/30/2020, at 11am. Please sign up by emailing medfieldyouthoutreach@medfield.net, and let us know if you would like to participate and we will send you the Zoom link. This is a very inclusive yoga session!

Together we can breathe deeply, stay calm, grounded and present! We are showing solidarity and togetherness, even as we remain physically distant.

Donations are welcome (online on the MFi website- follow the link below-right mouse click on Open Hyperlink or by mail), and please specify art class- Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention.

Medfield Foundation Donation Address

 

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Paint Together, like Van Gogh

From Andreea Cazacu, M.D. of the Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention –

May is Mental Health Awareness Month The Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention, an Initiative of The Medfield Foundation Inc. administered by Medfield Youth Outreach invite you to join their 2020 Medfield Shows their Heart Campaign… Together we can end mental health stigma by spreading awareness, education, understanding, stories and resources. We are showing solidarity and togetherness, even as we remain physically distant. In the spirit of relaxation and free time enjoyment, we would like to invite you at a painting session to reproduce Van Gogh's, Starry Night, graciously hosted by Karen Johnson, known painter and teacher in town on Sunday, 5/17/2020, at 11am on zoom. Please sign up by emailing medfieldyouthoutreach@medfield.net, or by phone 508-359-7121 (please, leave a message if we do not pick up) and let us know if you need supplies as we can offer everything needed for up to 24 participants. Families can do it together as a group, friends can participate separately and compare, but only the instructor will be visible on Zoom. If supplies are needed, please, let us know your address and we will drop off at your house- canvas, acrylic paint, brush and pallet. Donations are welcome (online on the MFi website- follow the link below-right mouse click on Open Hyperlink or by mail), and please specify Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention. Medfield Foundation Donation Address

In the spirit of relaxation and free time enjoyment, we would like to invite community members to a painting session to reproduce Van Gogh’s, Starry Night, graciously hosted by Karen Johnson, known painter and teacher in town on Sunday, 5/17/2020, at 11am on zoom. Please sign up by emailing medfieldyouthoutreach@medfield.net, or by phone 508-359-7121 (please, leave a message if we do not pick up) and let us know if you need supplies as we can offer everything needed for up to 24 participants. Families can do it together as a group, friends can participate separately and compare, but only the instructor will be visible on Zoom.

If supplies are needed, please, let us know your address and we will drop off at your house- 11x14in canvas, acrylic paint, brush and pallet.

Donations are welcome (online on the MFi website- follow the link below-right mouse click on Open Hyperlink or by mail), and please specify art class- Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention.

Medfield Foundation Donation Address

Mental Health Awareness Month

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Look for the green ribbons and the green hearts around town to remind people that May is mental health awareness month.

 

Medfield residents – if you feel the need for mental health assistance, you can find counselors through Medfield’s subscription to the INTERFACE Referral Service – click or call INTERFACE (617-332-3666 x1411) to get:

  • INTERFACE’s no cost to you review of its database of local counselors
  • INTERFACE’s list of counselors who take your insurance
  • INTERFACE’s list of counselors who have availability to see new people
  • INTERFACE’s contact information for the counselors

 

INTERFACE is made available to Medfield residents without cost because of  underwriting from the Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention, a Medfield Foundation initiative that pays the annual fee.

 

TO DONATE to the Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention.

 

Call the INTERFACE® Helpline 617-332-3666 x1411 or 1-888-244-6843 x1411 WILLIAM JAMES COLLEGE INTERFACE Referral Service Where can you learn about Mental Health Resources in or near your community? How can you access Mental Health Services for all ages? Find answers at the INTERFACE Referral Service. interface.williamjames.edu Call Monday-Friday 9:00 am-5:00 pm to consult with a mental health professional about resources and/or receive personalized, matched referrals. For additional information and resources, please visit interface. wil liam james .edu/ community /medfield. Funding for this valuable service is generously provided by the Medfield Public Schools and the Town of Medfield.Interface cards_Page_2

 

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MCSP’s Mental Health Awareness Walk

MEDFIELD COALITION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION PRESENTS: A MFI INITIATIVE MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WALK A family-friendly walk with live music, family games, snacks, and resources MAY 3, 2020 1:00PM-3:00PM MHS TRACK 88R SOUTH STREET Tickets are available at the entrance. Suggested donations: Students- $5 Adults- $10 Family- $20

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MCSP Walk on May 3