Category Archives: MCSP – Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention

MCSP website

The Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention (MCSP) has a website, medfieldcsp.org.

The website is thanks Chloe Dudley, a Medfield High School student, and her teacher, Neal Sonnenberg, in the Tech Help Desk class for creating the website.

Photos on the website are courtesy of Colleen Sullivan. ​

Screenshot-2018-7-5 Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention

 

 

QPR suicide prevention training 6/16

The Council on Aging in conjunction with the Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention invites interested community members to attend a FREE suicide prevention training taught by Riverside Trauma Center. The training is intended to help address this public health crisis by raising awareness of suicidal behavior and teaching tools that can help prevent suicide. Saturday June 16th, 10.30 am -12.30 pm The Center at Medfield 1 Ice House Road, Medfield, MA 02052 FREE to the Public For questions, contact Roberta Lynch: rlynch@medfield.net (508) 359-3665

I have now taken the QPR training twice, once with NewtonCares and once in Medfield, and I can attest to how useful I found it at teaching me how to react and what to do if ever presented with a suicidal person.

Suicide prevention training 7PM Tuesday

Learn in two hours how to be comfortable talking to loved ones about self harm.

The newly-formed Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention (“MCSP”) invites interested community members to attend a FREE suicide prevention training taught by Riverside Trauma Center. The training is intended to help address this public health crisis by rais-ing awareness of suicidal behavior and teaching tools that can help prevent suicide. The MCSP particularly encourages parents and adults to attend. We hope to offer train-ing specially targeted to youth at a future date. Tuesday, December 5, 2017 7:00-9:00 p.m. The United Church of Christ in Medfield 496 Main Street, Medfield, MA 02052 FREE to the Public For questions, contact Heather Krauss at hacarlson@hotmail.com If you are inclined to financially support the MCSP, please consider making a donation through its Go Fund Me page at https://www.gofundme.com/MedfieldCoalitionforSuicidePrevention RSVP not required, but kindly appreciated. To RSVP, please visit: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084ba5af2ea3f94-free

 

 

NYT article on anxiety among adolescents

This really interesting article was shared by Medfield Youth Outreach Director, Dawn Alcott with Medfield Cares About Prevention (MCAP) and Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention (MCSP).  The article reports on extremely high levels of anxiety (30%) among all of our youth.

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Just could not avoid sending this link to a terrific article from the NY times about youth anxiety and depression.

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/11/magazine/why-are-more-american-teenagers-than-ever-suffering-from-severe-anxiety.html?_r=0&WT.mc_id=SmartBriefs-Newsletter&WT.mc_ev=click&ad-keywords=smartbriefsnl