Survivors of suicide loss needed for survey to be conducted by Community Health Center of Cape Cod

Volunteers needed for confidential survey

The Youth Suicide Prevention Project is seeking survivors of suicide loss to participate in a survey to help identify resources and support for people in the region who have lost someone to suicide. This survey asks questions about difficulties with practical issues and social issues as well as resources respondents may have used for support.

Survivors of suicide loss are described as anyone who has experienced a loss due to suicide.  In addition to direct family members and close friends, survivors can be teachers, neighbors, co-workers, therapists or other health care providers, or first-responders.

Anyone who feels that they have lost someone to suicide is encouraged to participate, says Maura Weir, Project Manager for the Youth Suicide Prevention Project.  “We are conducting this survey because we want to know what we can do to help improve the support services on the Cape and Islands for people who have been bereaved by suicide,” says Ms. Weir.  “Only they can tell us how to do that and what would help.” 

The confidential survey is available for download on the homepage of Community Health Center of Cape Cod’s website at www.chcofcapecod.org, by calling 508-759-7971, or e-mailing Ms. Weir at [email protected].  Responses are requested by March 25. 

The Youth Suicide Prevention Project is a program of Community Health Center of Cape Cod and the Community Health Nework of the Cape & Islands (CHNA 27) that trains the community to recognize young people at risk for suicide and intervene quickly.  For more information about the survey or the Youth Suicide Prevention Project call 508-759-7971.
If you or anyone you know needs help regarding suicide, please call the Samaritans at 1-800-893-9900 or 508-548-8900, or the DMH Crisis Line at 1-800-322-1356.

Community Health Center of Cape Cod is a non-profit Federally Qualified Health Center that provides access to health care for adults and children with MassHealth, Commonwealth Care, Medicare, private insurance, or no insurance at all.  Services include primary and preventive care, dental care, behavioral health, coordinated case management, and prescription assistance, at locations in Barnstable, Bourne, Falmouth, and Mashpee.  Visit the Health Center online at chcofcapecod.org.

Courtesy of Community Health Care of Cape Cod.

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