BERKSHIRE COALITION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION (BCSP)...

 

 OUR MISSION

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

 
 

About

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


Board Members: 

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

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Take Action

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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