Category Archives: MCSP – Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention

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

MCSP letter to editor

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From the Medfield Press –

Medfield Letter to the Editor: Thanks from Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention

The Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention extends a heartfelt thank you to the numerous supporters who have made the coalition’s efforts possible over the past few months. Thanks to generous donations from Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Norwood Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham, the Gorman family, Medfield Internal Medicine and Pediatric Associates of Wellesley Inc., we were able to extend Medfield’s contract with the Interface Referral Service for another year. The Interface Referral Service, a program of William James College, is a free and confidential mental health resource and referral helpline that connects residents of all ages to mental health professionals that match their individual needs. Interface is a vital resource that helps to reduce barriers to access to mental health treatment, which can significantly improve emotional wellbeing and prevent mental health crises. Medfield has benefited from the Interface Referral Service for the past two years and is grateful to have the opportunity to continue its connection to this important resource.

MedfieldCSP also held several events during the month of September, Suicide Awareness Month, which were made possible by the generosity of local individuals and businesses. Tracy Buckley and Kelly Armitage of Medfield Yoga Studio led a “Yoga on the Turf” event on Sept. 22 that provided an opportunity to practice wellness in the open air for community members of all ages. The event brought in over 30 participants and raised $365.

There was a #Yarn4Hope community art display featured in Straw Hat Park during the month of September that was adorned with knit creations in the colors purple and turquoise, the colors of Suicide Prevention. This canopy, inspired by the Natick’s Tunnel of Love, aimed to raise awareness about suicide prevention and mental health and included QR codes that connected visitors to mental health resources. Thank you to Nosh and Grog and the town of Medfield for allowing this public art display to occupy their property for the month of September. Thank you also to the dozens of community members who knit, crocheted, braided or tied a creation for the display. Community building is an important element of creating trust and support and ultimately promoting emotional wellness. The outpouring of support for this and other efforts is just one more example of how the Medfield community takes care of one another.

MedfieldCSP also partnered with the Medfield Cares About Prevention substance misuse prevention coalition to host a joint booth on Medfield Day focused on stress reduction and wellness. Many businesses donated gift cards and items to be raffled off at the booth and both coalitions are so thankful for the overwhelming generosity. Thank you to the following businesses and individuals for donating raffle items:

• Natural Nails

• Zen Nail & Spa

• Jaie3 Salon

• Medfield Yoga Studio

• Tangerini’s Farm

• Blue Moon Bagel Cafe

• Donut Express & Custom Cakes

• Park Street Books

• Andreea Cazacu and family

The Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention thanks its supporters and the Medfield community as a whole for the many ways community members have come together to express caring, kindness and support for one another.

The Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention was started in the fall of 2017 in response to community concern about the mental health and wellbeing of young people in the community. The coalition is composed of community members and professionals who desire to promote mental health. We recognize that suicide has touched our town and by coming together, we can raise awareness and increase our community’s capacity to save lives. Our mission is to promote the mental health and emotional wellbeing of all community members, to raise awareness, to reduce stigma and to educate our community to help end suicide. Our vision is to build a community where suicide, self-harm and stigma have been replaced by hope, self-care and acceptance. For information, please visit our website at http://MedfieldCSP.org.

The Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention is an initiative of the Medfield Foundation Inc.

For information or to donate, visit http://medfieldfoundation.org.

Chelsea Goldstein-Walsh, Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention for parents – tonight at 7:30PM

 

Suicide Prevention – PARENTS Invited to attend Mon 9/23 at 7:30pm

St. Edward Church and UCC Medfield are collaborating on this important initiative, along with the Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention.

By Colleen M. Sullivan, Patch Mayor 
Suicide Prevention - PARENTS Invited to attend Mon 9/23 at 7:30pm
Dear Middle and High School Parents,

In collaboration with the Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention (MedfieldCSP), the faith based community in Medfield is excited to present new programming for teen peer to peer training for mental and emotional well-being and awareness.

Last June, many high schoolers participated in a focus group facilitated by Dr. Nadja Reilly, from William James College. The intent was to listen to these students to unveil some pressing issues the students may be experiencing and their root causes. Our students’ input was profound and extremely insightful. Based on the feedback from student and parent focus groups, we have started to develop programming and we would love to share this information with you.

We invite parents to learn about this new peer to peer training initiative and hear ways parents/guardians can support emotional resilience in our youth. Dr. Reilly will be presenting on Monday, September 23 at 7:30pm – 8:30pm at St. Edward the Confessor Church, 133 Spring Street, Medfield.

St. Edward Church and UCC Medfield are collaborating on this important initiative, along with the Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention. Please note that while the two faith communities are organizing this initiative, events are open to all parents within the Medfield community.

We hope you will join us – RSVP HERE!

If you have any questions or would like further information, please reach out to any one of us!

With gratitude, MedfieldCSP members,

Anna Mae O’Shea Brooke

amobrooke@ejcatholic.org

Arturo Rodriguez

arodriguez@uccmedfield.org