BERKSHIRE COALITION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION (BCSP)...
OUR MISSION IS TO SAVE LIVES. TOGETHER WE CAN BUILD RESILIENCE IN OUR COMMUNITY, EDUCATE THE PUBLIC AND STRENGTHEN THE RESPONSE TO COMMUNITY NEED.
OUR VISION IS FOR EVERYONE TO FIND AN ALTERNATIVE TO SUICIDE AND SELF-HARM, TO FIND RELIEF FROM UNBEARABLE PSYCHOLOGICAL PAIN, AND FOR OUR COMMUNITY TO MEET THEIR NEEDS.
JOIN US AT LOCAL ACTIVITIES, JOIN OUR EMAIL LIST OR CONTACT US TO BE A GUEST AT OUR MONTHLY BOARD MEETING. EVERYONE HAS A ROLE AT SAVING LIVES. FOR MORE INFO, CONTACT THE BCSP CHAIR: PEGGYF@VERIZON.NET
The Berkshire Coalition is part of a network of regional coalitions throughout Massachusetts. Learn more about the Mass Coalition for Suicide Prevention at www.MassPreventsSuicide.org
OUR BOARD MEMBERS
Chairperson: Peggy Morse
Co-Chair: Matt Bitten, Director South Bay Clinic
Youth Prevention Director: Bear McHugh
Secretary: Judy Nardacci
Treasurer: Valerie Welts, School Adjustment Counselor
June Waldman, Certified School Psychologist
Brian Berkel, Massachusetts State Trooper
Linda Wooten, Brien Center
Sena Larabee, Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Kathryn Casella, Dept. of Mental Health
Lynn Penna, Probation Officer
Anne Harrison, Juvenile Court Magistrate
Lori Kays, Dept. of Children & Families
JV Hampton-VanSant, Multicultural BRIDGE
Don Rochelo, Business Owner
Cate Wolff,Recovery Learning Community
How can we help you?
Is This A Crisis? Dial 911
Berkshire County Crisis Team 413-499-0412
Are you thinking about suicide? THERE IS HELP...
Lifeline for Suicide Prevention 800-273-TALK (8255)
Samaritan Helpline 877-870-HOPE (4673)
Both of these helplines are available 24/7, even if you are worried about someone else. and need to talk about it
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