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Massachusetts Suicide Prevention Program

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Transcript of Massachusetts Suicide Prevention Program

Massachusetts Suicide Prevention Program
Massachusetts Suicide Prevention Program:
School Resources
What is
Comfort Zone Camp?
How much is
Comfort Zone Camp?
When is
Comfort Zone Camp?
Saturday, June 27, 2015

SAVE THE DATE
LEAVE YOUR MARK
What does FREE get me?
Introduction to peers who can personally relate to suicide loss
Mentorship & Support
FOOD!
Giveaways (shirts, CZC gear)
Access to the facilities at Camp Harborview
A priceless experience like no other!
(781) 756-4840
MA@comfortzonecamp.org
http://www.comfortzonecamp.org/samaritans

Comfort Zone Camp
is for Youth ages 5-17 (18 if still in high school) and their parents, guardians, or designated family members who have experienced the death by suicide of a close family member (i.e., aunt, uncle, parent, grandparent, sibling, step-parent, etc.).
In order to be eligible loss must have occurred a minimum of 3 months prior to the program.
Must be Massachusetts Residents.
Registration is required.
Visit
http://www.comfortzonecamp.org/samaritans
to complete an application by
May 15, 2015





In addition to traditional camp activities, campers and their mentors attend age-based support groups where they talk about their experiences and receive support and validation from their peers.
FREE
So Now What?
Questions?
Applications
Who is eligible for
Comfort
Zone Camp?
Camp Harbor View on Long Island (Boston, MA)
Where is
Comfort Zone Camp Being Held?
Suicide (i.e., taking one's own life) is a serious public health problem that affects even young people. For youth between the ages of 10 and 24, suicide is the
third
leading cause of death. It results in approximately 4600 lives lost each year in the United States. Deaths from youth suicide are only part of the problem. More young people survive suicide attempts than actually die. In 2011, the Massachusetts Youth Risk Behavior Survey reported that 13% of students seriously considered suicide during the past year, 12% made a plan and 7% made an attempt. As a result, the Massachusetts Suicide Prevention Program supports many efforts to reduce the number of suicides and suicide attempts among young people in Massachusetts.


School Resources
:
http://www.mass.gov/dph/suicideprevention/

Support Lines
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Samaritans Statewide Befriending Line
1-877-870-HOPE (4673) (24 hrs)
Samariteens Helpline
1-800-525-TEEN (8336)
3 PM -9 PM weekdays/9 AM - 9 PM weekends
Trevor Project (GLBT Youth)
1-800-850-8078
IM Hear_
Monday - Thursday 6:00 - 9:00 PM
IM Hear_ is the teen-to-teen online instant messaging program. For more information contact Ron White,
RWhite@samaritanshope.org


Trainings & Workshops (for schools)
Break Free from Depression
Kognito
At Risk for Middle School Educators
&
At-Risk for High School Educators
Lifelines
More than Sad
SOS: Signs of Suicide
Trainings & Workshops (for school professionals)
http://www.cvent.com/Events/Calendar/Calendar.aspx?cal=09c0c137-816f-4931-99c1-ebc4e6cda259
Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR)
Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR)
safeTALK
Garrett Lee Smith funding provided by the Substance Abuse and
Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Postvention Support Services
Survivor Support Services
Policies and Protocols
Comfort Zone Camp
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