The new 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline is now live! If you or someone you know needs support now, call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org.
The 988 lifeline will be the new three-digit dialing code connecting people to the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, where compassionate, accessible care and support are available for anyone experiencing mental health-related distress – whether that is thoughts of suicide, mental health or substance use crisis or any other kind of emotional distress. People can also dial 988 if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.
Trans Lifeline is a trans-led organization that connects trans individuals to support, community and a variety of resources
Past Events May is Mental Health Awareness Month and September is National Suicide Awareness Month! Community building is an important element of creating trust and support and ultimately promoting emotional wellness. Medfield is a community that cares. These are some of the events this coalition has sponsored during the months of May and September over the past few years:
#YARN4HOPE community art project at Straw Hat Park Please consider contributing your own creation to the canopy to raise awareness and reduce stigma around the topic of mental health and suicide.
Community Yoga on the Medfield High School Turf - Free class, but donations to support efforts of MedfieldCSP are most appreciated - All Levels, All Ages - Bring your own mat
Parent Meeting to Introduce Youth Initiative at St. Edward Church Dr. Nadja Reilly, faculty member of William James College, will present new programming to promote emotional health and wellness for youth within our faith-based communities. Join us to learn about this new initiative and hear ways in which parents/guardians can support emotional resilience for our young people. Open to ALL Medfield parents.
"My Ascension" Documentary Film Screening A screening of the "My Ascension" documentary and panel discussion was held at Medfield High School and open to the community. A panel of mental health professionals answered questions from participants and led a discussion about supporting the mental health of our youth.
Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association "Healthy or Eating Disorder? How to Know and What to Do" presentation Virtual presentation by Monika Ostroff, LICSW, CEDS-S, Executive Director of the Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association.
QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer suicide prevention training A free training for the Medfield community to learn how to spot the signs of someone who is struggling with their mental health and how to intervene and help connect that person to needed supports and resources.
Screening of the "My Ascension" documentary and panel discussion was held on Wednesday, September 29th at 7pm at Medfield High School.
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MCSP is a program of Medfield Cares About Prevention, an initiative of Medfield Foundation, Inc. (MFI). For more information, visit medfieldfoundation.org.
Photos courtesy of Colleen Sullivan. MCSP is grateful for all her wonderful photos of Medfield! MCSP thanks Chloe Dudley, MHS student, and her teacher, Neal Sonnenberg, in the Tech Help Desk class for creating this website. Images may be subject to copyright.