Maura Weir of Buzzards Bay recipient of the Leadership in Suicide Prevention Award

Award presented by Senate President Therese Murray
Left, Maura Weir, regional manager of the Cape and Islands Youth Suicide Prevention Project, with Senate President Therese Murray at the Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention awards ceremony on February 6, 2012. CHC photo.

On February 6, 2012, Maura Weir, regional manager for the Youth Suicide Prevention Project, received the Leadership in Suicide Prevention Award from the Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention.

The award was presented to Ms. Weir by Senate President Therese Murray (D-Plymouth) at the MCSP’s annual awareness and education event at the State House in Boston.  “I was honored to present Maura Weir with the Leadership in Suicide Prevention Award at the Mass Coalition for Suicide Prevention Annual Event,” said President Murray “As regional manager of the Cape and Islands Youth Suicide Prevention Project, she is determined to stop this epidemic. We are so fortunate to have people, like Maura, who are working hard every day to prevent suicide and help heal those who have attempted it.”

On February 9, Ms. Weir, a resident of Buzzards Bay, received an Official Citation from state Senator Dan Wolf (D-Harwich) in recognition of the MCSP Leadership Award and for the hard work of the Cape and Islands Youth Suicide Prevention Project.

The Youth Suicide Prevention Project is a program of Community Health Center of Cape Cod that trains the community to recognize young people at risk for suicide and intervene quickly.  The program provides training for youth workers, counselors, human service staff, parents, teachers, and school staff, as well as students in area schools, to recognize youth suicide risk factors and apply prevention methods. 

Courtesy of Community Health Center of Cape Cod.

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