Healing after Suicide Loss Support Group
Nov
7
5:30 PM17:30

Healing after Suicide Loss Support Group

  • 18 Degrees Family Services (formerly known as Berkshire Children & Families) (map)
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Healing after Suicide Loss Support Group

WHAT:   Healing After Suicide Loss
WHEN:   November 7, 2019, Always the first Thursday of month
TIME:      5:30 - 7:00 pm
WHERE: 18 Degrees Family Services (formerly known as Berkshire Children & Families)
2nd Floor Conference Room (there is an elevator)
480 West St, Pittsfield, MA 01201
 
Directions:
Watch carefully for the 18 Degrees sign or the bright yellow SCHOOL sign in the tree line at 480 West St. Follow long driveway all the way to 18 Degrees/Family Resource Building

Meet in Second Floor Conference Room at top of stairs (Immediately to right). There is an elevator on first floor straight ahead.

Who We Are:
There is a safe place in our community for survivors (families and loved ones of suicide victims) to share their loss with others who are experiencing similar thoughts and feelings.We are a group of survivors offering support and healing. Groups are open to all adult survivors of suicide loss.

This group is led by American Foundation of Suicide Prevention trained facilitator,  also a survivor of suicide loss. Call or text Peggy with questions at 757-441-6316. or email suicideloss@berkshirecoalition.org

For More Information on Healing After Suicide Loss
see our Resources Page: GRIEVING A LOSS BY SUICIDE....

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2019 Fresh Check Day: Berkshire Community College
Nov
12
11:30 AM11:30

2019 Fresh Check Day: Berkshire Community College

  • Berkshire Community College Cafeteria (map)
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2019 Fresh Check Day - Berkshire Community College

WHEN: Tues, November 12th - 11:30am-1:30pm
WHERE: Berkshire Community College Cafeteria, Pittsfield, Massachusetts
COST: Free
MORE INFO: https://freshcheckday.com/schools/berkshire-community-college/

Berkshire Community College’s Fourth Fresh Check Day

Join us for Berkshire Community College’s fourth Fresh Check Day, a fun event with interactive booths, free food, and awesome prizes!
Click here to download event poster!

WHAT IS FRESH CHECK DAY?

Fresh Check Day, the signature program of the Jordan Porco Foundation, is an uplifting mental health promotion and suicide prevention event that includes interactive expo booths, peer-to-peer messaging, support of multiple campus departments and groups, free food, entertainment, and exciting prizes and giveaways. Fresh Check Day aims to create an approachable and hopeful atmosphere where students are encouraged to engage in dialogue about mental health and helps to build a bridge between students and the mental health resources available on campus, in the community, and nationally.


Click here to learn about what counseling services are available at Berkshire Community College or call 413-236-1609

If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)





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Healing after Suicide Loss Support Group
Dec
5
5:30 PM17:30

Healing after Suicide Loss Support Group

Healing after Suicide Loss Support Group

WHAT:   Healing After Suicide Loss
WHEN:   December 5, 2019, Always the first Thursday of month
TIME:      5:30 - 7:00 pm
WHERE: 18 Degrees Family Services (formerly known as Berkshire Children & Families)
2nd Floor Conference Room (there is an elevator)
480 West St, Pittsfield, MA 01201
 
Directions:
Watch carefully for the 18 Degrees sign or the bright yellow SCHOOL sign in the tree line at 480 West St. Follow long driveway all the way to 18 Degrees/Family Resource Building

Meet in Second Floor Conference Room at top of stairs (Immediately to right). There is an elevator on first floor straight ahead.

Who We Are:
There is a safe place in our community for survivors (families and loved ones of suicide victims) to share their loss with others who are experiencing similar thoughts and feelings.We are a group of survivors offering support and healing. Groups are open to all adult survivors of suicide loss.

This group is led by American Foundation of Suicide Prevention trained facilitator,  also a survivor of suicide loss. Call or text Peggy with questions at 757-441-6316. or email suicideloss@berkshirecoalition.org


For More Information on Healing After Suicide Loss
see our Resources Page: GRIEVING A LOSS BY SUICIDE....

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PURGATORY ROAD OUIJA
Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

PURGATORY ROAD OUIJA

  • 190 Cleveland Road Dalton, MA, 01226 United States (map)
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PURGATORY ROAD OUIJA - SAT, OCT 19 - 7PM-10PM

LET THE OUIJA BOARD DRAW YOU IN FOR THE FINAL TIME!

This is last year for the fund raiser…please come out and support this wonderful event and thank all the fantastic volunteers!

When: Saturday, October 12 - 7 pm-10 pm (or until tickets are sold out)

Where: 190 Cleveland Rd, Dalton MA

Cost: $15/person - Tickets sold at door (Tickets are limited)

Special Note: Tickets sold onsite only - for past events the tickets sell out early and all tickets are usually sold out well before closing time. The maze is not recommended for children under the age of 12

UPDATES: See Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/purgatory.rd.haunted/ for updates for weather etc

Walk your way through our 2 acre haunted corn maze!

We're back!!!!!!!!

Work is underway to bring another chilling corn maze to you. And as always, all the money raised supports BCSP, Inc. (Berkshire Coalition for Suicide Prevention) We only run for 4 nights so please put us on your calendars. See you in October!!

2019 marks Purgatory Road's 8th and final year. We want to make it our best! We'll terrify you .....while we all raise more awareness of suicide prevention....

See you in the corn.....

The maze is NOT recommended for children under the age of 12. All proceeds benefit Berkshire Coalition for Suicide Prevention Inc

Please make all checks payable to BCSP, Inc

TICKETS ONLY SOLD AT THE DOOR



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PURGATORY ROAD OUIJA
Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

PURGATORY ROAD OUIJA

  • 190 Cleveland Road Dalton, MA, 01226 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

PURGATORY ROAD OUIJA - FRI, OCT 18 - 7PM-10PM

LET THE OUIJA BOARD DRAW YOU IN FOR THE FINAL TIME!

This is last year for the fund raiser…please come out and support this wonderful event and thank all the fantastic volunteers!

When: October 18 - 7pm-10pm (or until tickets are sold out)

Where: 190 Cleveland Rd, Dalton MA

Cost: $15/person - Tickets sold at door (Tickets are limited)

Special Note: Tickets sold onsite only - for past events the tickets sell out early and all tickets are usually sold out well before closing time. The maze is not recommended for children under the age of 12

UPDATES: See Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/purgatory.rd.haunted/ for updates for weather etc

Walk your way through our 2 acre haunted corn maze!

We're back!!!!!!!!

Work is underway to bring another chilling corn maze to you. And as always, all the money raised supports BCSP, Inc. (Berkshire Coalition for Suicide Prevention) We only run for 4 nights so please put us on your calendars. See you in October!!

2019 marks Purgatory Road's 8th and final year. We want to make it our best! We'll terrify you .....while we all raise more awareness of suicide prevention....

See you in the corn.....

The maze is NOT recommended for children under the age of 12. All proceeds benefit Berkshire Coalition for Suicide Prevention Inc

Please make all checks payable to BCSP, Inc

TICKETS ONLY SOLD AT THE DOOR

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PURGATORY ROAD OUIJA
Oct
12
7:00 PM19:00

PURGATORY ROAD OUIJA

  • 190 Cleveland Road Dalton, MA, 01226 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

PURGATORY ROAD OUIJA - Sat, Oct 12 - 7pm-10pm

LET THE OUIJA BOARD DRAW YOU IN FOR THE FINAL TIME!

This is last year for the fund raiser…please come out and support this wonderful event and thank all the fantastic volunteers!

When: Saturday, October 12 - 7 pm-10 pm (or until tickets are sold out)

Where: 190 Cleveland Rd, Dalton MA

Cost: $15/person - Tickets sold at door (Tickets are limited)

Special Note: Tickets sold onsite only - for past events the tickets sell out early and all tickets are usually sold out well before closing time. The maze is not recommended for children under the age of 12

UPDATES: See Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/purgatory.rd.haunted/ for updates for weather etc

Walk your way through our 2 acre haunted corn maze!

We're back!!!!!!!!

Work is underway to bring another chilling corn maze to you. And as always, all the money raised supports BCSP, Inc. (Berkshire Coalition for Suicide Prevention) We only run for 4 nights so please put us on your calendars. See you in October!!

2019 marks Purgatory Road's 8th and final year. We want to make it our best! We'll terrify you .....while we all raise more awareness of suicide prevention....

See you in the corn.....

The maze is NOT recommended for children under the age of 12. All proceeds benefit Berkshire Coalition for Suicide Prevention Inc

Please make all checks payable to BCSP, Inc

TICKETS ONLY SOLD AT THE DOOR



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PURGATORY ROAD OUIJA
Oct
11
7:00 PM19:00

PURGATORY ROAD OUIJA

  • 190 Cleveland Road Dalton, MA, 01226 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

PURGATORY ROAD OUIJA - Fri, Oct 11 - 7pm-10pm

Let the Ouija Board draw you in for the final time!

This is last year for the fund raiser…please come out and support this wonderful event and thank all the fantastic volunteers!

When: October 11 - 7pm-10pm (or until tickets are sold out)

Where: 190 Cleveland Rd, Dalton MA

Cost: $15/person - Tickets sold at door (Tickets are limited)

Special Note: Tickets sold onsite only - for past events the tickets sell out early and all tickets are usually sold out well before closing time. The maze is not recommended for children under the age of 12

UPDATES: See Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/purgatory.rd.haunted/ for updates for weather etc

Walk your way through our 2 acre haunted corn maze!

We're back!!!!!!!!

Work is underway to bring another chilling corn maze to you. And as always, all the money raised supports BCSP, Inc. (Berkshire Coalition for Suicide Prevention) We only run for 4 nights so please put us on your calendars. See you in October!!

2019 marks Purgatory Road's 8th and final year. We want to make it our best! We'll terrify you .....while we all raise more awareness of suicide prevention....

See you in the corn.....

The maze is NOT recommended for children under the age of 12. All proceeds benefit Berkshire Coalition for Suicide Prevention Inc

Please make all checks payable to BCSP, Inc

TICKETS ONLY SOLD AT THE DOOR

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Berkshire County - Out Of The Darkness Community Walk
Oct
5
9:00 AM09:00

Berkshire County - Out Of The Darkness Community Walk

Out of the Darkness Berkshire County Walk

Event Details

Walk Date: 10/05/2019
Walk Location: The Common Park, 100 First Street, Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201
Check-in/Registration Time: 9:00 am
Walk Begins: 10:00 am
Walk Ends: 12:00 pm

For More Information or to Register or Donate:
https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=6509

Online registration closes at noon (local time) the Friday before the walk. However, anyone who would like to participate can register in person at the walk from the time check-in begins until the walk starts. Registration is free and open to the public. Walk donations are accepted until December 31st.

This year we are holding our walk at The Common Park, 100 First Street, Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201. Funds raised for the walk go to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and will help with local Berkshire County education and programs.

Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Berkshire County Walk

When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss. Thanks to Walkers and Donors like you, AFSP has been able to set a goal to reduce the annual suicide rate 20% by 2025.

Help Spread the Word!

T-Shirts - Raise $150 by 10/05/2019 and receive an official Out of the Darkness Walk T-shirt!. Remember, in addition to fundraising online, you will be able to turn in additional cash or check donations at the registration table the day of the Walk. 

Activities of Hope and Healing

Honor Beads

Losing someone to suicide or struggling with a mental illness can feel like no one understands what you are going through. Unlike other illnesses, it is difficult to look at someone and know their connection.

There is an honor bead for everyone, whether you have lost a loved one, struggle personally, support a friend and/or family member, or all of the above.

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The Out of the Darkness Community Walk is a journey of remembrance, hope, support, and a walk that unites a campus and community – a time to acknowledge the ways in which suicide and mental illness have affected our lives and our loved ones. 

Thank you for your support! We look forward to seeing you at the walk!

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Healing after Suicide Loss Support Group
Oct
3
5:30 PM17:30

Healing after Suicide Loss Support Group

  • 18 Degrees Family Services (formerly known as Berkshire Children & Families) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Healing after Suicide Loss Support Group

WHAT:   Healing After Suicide Loss
WHEN:   October 3, 2019, Always the first Thursday of month
TIME:      5:30 - 7:00 pm
WHERE: 18 Degrees Family Services (formerly known as Berkshire Children & Families)
2nd Floor Conference Room (there is an elevator)
480 West St, Pittsfield, MA 01201
 
Directions:
Watch carefully for the 18 Degrees sign or the bright yellow SCHOOL sign in the tree line at 480 West St. Follow long driveway all the way to 18 Degrees/Family Resource Building

Meet in Second Floor Conference Room at top of stairs (Immediately to right). There is an elevator on first floor straight ahead.

Who We Are:
There is a safe place in our community for survivors (families and loved ones of suicide victims) to share their loss with others who are experiencing similar thoughts and feelings.We are a group of survivors offering support and healing. Groups are open to all adult survivors of suicide loss.

This group is led by American Foundation of Suicide Prevention trained facilitator,  also a survivor of suicide loss. Call or text Peggy with questions at 757-441-6316. or email suicideloss@berkshirecoalition.org

For More Information on Healing After Suicide Loss
see our Resources Page: GRIEVING A LOSS BY SUICIDE....

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Third Thursdays - Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Sep
19
5:00 PM17:00

Third Thursdays - Pittsfield, Massachusetts

  • All of North Street from West St to Linden St (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Third Thursdays - Pittsfield, Massachusetts


Visit BCSP’s table for more information about our mission!

WHEN: Thursday, September 19 - 5pm-8pm, rain or shine

WHERE: North Street, Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201
(The section of North Street from West Street to Linden Street)

PARKING: Free parking throughout downtown’s Upstreet Cultural District

COST: FREE

INFO: For more information on 3rd Thursdays please visit https://discoverpittsfield.com/3rdthursdays/, email slemme@cityofpittsfield.org or call 413-499-9348.

Every Third Thursday, May through September, come rain or come shine, the section of North Street from West Street to Linden Street will be closed to vehicular traffic, and the street will be filled with live music and performances, a variety of local food, vendors, and community activities. All 3rd Thursdays are smoke-free.

3rd Thursdays season sponsors include: Berkshire Bank; General Dynamics Mission Systems; Greylock Federal Credit Union and Guardian Life Insurance Company of America. 3rd Thursdays is organized by the City of Pittsfield Office of Cultural Development.



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Carpe Diem 2019 - Music & Arts Festival for Suicide Prevention
Sep
14
1:00 PM13:00

Carpe Diem 2019 - Music & Arts Festival for Suicide Prevention

Carpe Diem: Art & Music Festival for Suicide Prevention
Hosted by Common Folk

WHEN: Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 1 PM – 8 PM EDT

WHERE: Adams Agricultural Fair, 371 Old Columbia St, Adams, Massachusetts 01220

COST: Ticket by Donation - https://www.artful.ly/store/events/18564?fbclid=IwAR0ezrtUFiGI8kzx4yO2hcO4SUho8lLUnwPpxU6b5Q3fn10rX75VZUV-GQE

UPDATES: www.facebook.com/events/463391027541272/

Come out and enjoy a showcase of local musicians and bands to raise money and awareness about suicide prevention. We hope you'll consider attending and purchasing a ticket by donation. (See link above)

Proceeds will benefit Arts in Recovery (AIRY), an arts and skills-based peer support program for youth ages 13 and up who struggle with suicidal thoughts and behaviors.

The Lineup:
Hill Haints
Forever Autumn
Immune Friction
Pavlov's Dogs
Quincy
Nick Stanley
Heavy Gaze
Grace Ida Marks
Leap the Dips
Che Guevara T-Shirt
Spero
Forks of Buffalo

Food Vendor will be Valhalla Eatery (Adams, MA).

Crafters/Vendors are welcome
$20 For folks selling things.
$20 for Info Tables/Nonprofits
To register as a vendor, or if you have any questions, contact Katie Haig via email at Artisnotanaccident@gmail.com

Sponsored by Real Eyes Gallery, Capital Restaurant, BELLA ROMA, Ramuntos North Adams, MA. (less)

~BCSP will have a table at this event ~

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World Suicide Prevention Day
Sep
10
12:00 AM00:00

World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day - September 10, 2019

For More Information:

https://www.remindsupport.org/2019-world-suicide-prevention-day

2019 WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY

What is World Suicide Prevention Day?

  • World Suicide Prevention Day is a worldwide awareness day held on September 10, 2019 with the focus of raising commitment and action to prevent suicide.

  • The 2019 theme is "Working Together to Prevent Suicide."

What can I do to aid in suicide prevention?

  • Raise awareness about the warning signs of suicide.

  • Have compassion for those in the community who may be experiencing mental health feelings of distress

  • Download this brochure from the International Association for Suicide Prevention to learn more on the many layers of working together as a community to prevent suicide

What are warning signs of suicide?

  • Unbearable feelings: extreme feelings of hopelessness, despair, self-doubt.

  • Taking care of business: making end of life plans, preparing wills, giving away valued possessions.

  • Rehearsing suicide: discussing suicide methods, purchasing weapons or acquiring large quantities of medication.

  • Drug or alcohol use: can cause impulsive behaviors.

  • Isolation: cutting off social connections with friends, family, quitting job.

  • Sudden sense of calm: a person who was recently feeling upset or hopeless suddenly seems very calm and settled. It might be a sign that he or she has decided on a plan to complete suicide.

Are You Feeling Suicidal?

  • Discuss with your doctor if you are thinking of suicide. It is important to recognize these thoughts for what they are: expressions of a treatable medical illness. These thoughts are not true and they are not your fault. Don’t let fear, shame or embarrassment stand in the way of communication with your physician, therapist, family, or friends: tell someone right now.

  • Tell a trusted family member, friend, or other support person. Try not to be alone when you feel this way.

  • Get help. Tell your health care professional. Suicidal thinking can be treated. When suicidal thoughts occur, they are your signal that you need help.

  • Know that you can get through this and learn to effectively manage your mood disorder.

  • Promise yourself you will overcome these feelings for another day, hour, minute, or whatever you can and get help.

Suicide Prevention Plan

  • It’s very helpful to have a safety plan ready before thoughts of suicide occur.

  • Make a Plan for Life. Make a plan to stay alive and follow it—seek Help

  • Stay in contact with your doctor. Always have your doctor's phone number with you, as well as a suicide hotline number, 713–970-7000.

  • Stay in contact with trusted friends. Develop a list of phone numbers with those you trust and keep it with you.

  • Recognize symptoms for what they are. Remember feelings are not facts. Suicidal feelings are not your fault and they are only a symptom of your illness.

  • Write down your thoughts. Spend time each day writing down things and people that you appreciate and bring you joy. Refer to this when you feel low, sad, or suicidal. A mood tracker is helpful.

  • Connect with other people socially. When you are feeling suicidal, don’t be alone for long periods of time. Seek trusted friends.

  • Avoid drugs and alcohol. Consumption of drugs and alcohol can lead to actions that could be very dangerous.

  • Know when it’s best to go to the hospital. Ask for help if you need it!

  • Understand your health coverage. If you have insurance, call the number on the back of your card for providers.

  • Keep yourself safe. Make sure you don’t have access to guns or weapons.

  • Give yourself time to get better.

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National Suicide Prevention Week
Sep
8
to Sep 14

National Suicide Prevention Week

National Suicide Prevention Week

Take Action…
Suicide prevention starts with everyday heroes like you

For more information:

AFSP - Association Foundation For Suicide Prevention
https://afsp.org/campaigns/national-suicide-prevention-week-2019/

Letter to the Editor - Berkshire Eagle::
https://www.berkshireeagle.com/stories/letter-become-informed-on-suicide-prevention,584115?fbclid=IwAR3uEGjZZ5ndqyuGxdh0MIxK8up-EkfpY1t0E1M-NvExgaX6fQTQfd_4rIg

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Soul Shop
Apr
8
8:15 AM08:15

Soul Shop

The Soul Shop™ Movement exists due to the need of desperately hurting people to be heard, noticed, and seen within their faith communities. Soul Shop™ provides training and support to faith community leaders. For questions about this event, contact Heather White at hwhite@afsp.org.

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Community Education and Awareness Event & Opening Reception
Feb
10
2:00 PM14:00

Community Education and Awareness Event & Opening Reception

Join us for a day of art, music, dance, poetry, film and story to raise awareness about Youth Suicide Prevention in Berkshire County.

Performances will include: groups from Berkshire Pulse, Grace Ida Marks (acoustic) and members of the BTG Kids Chorus. Students from AIRY (Arts in Recovery for Youth) will share poetry and lived experience stories and a documentary film by Raymond Brown will be shown.

Speakers include: Marney Shore, the Executive Director and Founder of AIRY; Lee Watroba,  Erikson Institute Program and Community Outreach Manager at Austen Riggs and President of the Coalition for Suicide Prevention; and Peggy Morse, Loss Survivor from the Coalition for Suicide Prevention.

The art will be created by the students in AIRY, and sales will benefit AIRY and BTG PLAYS! and will be on display in the lobby of the Colonial from February 10 until March 18.

Click here to view the event flyer.

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Survivor Day
Nov
17
9:00 AM09:00

Survivor Day

  • Berkshire Medical Center Hillcrest Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Berkshire Coalition for Suicide Prevention and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) are co-hosting this event, which is a part of International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day, created to bring together people affected by suicide loss in their local communities, to find comfort and gain understanding as they share stories of healing and hope.

The day begins at 9 a.m. with registration and breakfast refreshments, followed at 9:30 by a welcome and screening of “A Daughter’s Journey,” an AFSP-produced documentary film of young adult’s experience with life, coping and growth after the loss of her father.  A discussion of the film and sharing of attendees’ stories will follow at 10:00 am. The morning concludes with a healing activity: the creation of memorial candles and ornaments for participants to take home.

The event is free and open to the public; ample parking is available.

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safeTALK Training - Thurs, May 31st
May
31
5:30 PM17:30

safeTALK Training - Thurs, May 31st

safeTALK TRAINING, Stockbridge, MA - 5/31/18

DATE: Thursday, May 31, 2018
TIME: 5:30pm-8:30pm

LOCATION: Austen Riggs Center- 25 Main St., Stockbridge, MA 01262
COST: $10.00 (Scholarships available)
REGISTRATION: https://afsp.wufoo.com/forms/zwefbu11nfb2sh/

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD FLYER

CREDITS: 3 CEU's will be available via an online quiz and online $15 payment after the course is completed.

Hosted by: AFSP Western Mass


safeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares anyone over the age of 15, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. safeTALK-trained helpers can recognize these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources, such as caregivers trained in ASIST.

Since its development in 2006, safeTALK has been used in over 20 countries around the world, and more than 200 selectable video vignettes have been produced to tailor the program’s audio-visual component for diverse audiences. safeTALK-trained helpers are an important part of suicide-safer communities, working alongside intervention resources to identify and avert suicide risks.

LEARNING GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:

Over the course of their training, safeTALK participants will learn to:
• Notice and respond to situations where suicide thoughts might be present
• Recognize that invitations for help are often overlooked
• Move beyond the common tendency to miss, dismiss, and avoid suicide
• Apply the TALK steps: Tell, Ask, Listen, and KeepSafe
• Know community resources and how to connect someone with thoughts of suicide to them for further help
 

TRAINING FEATURES:

• Presentations and guidance from a LivingWorks registered trainer
• Access to support from a local community resource person

• Powerful audiovisual learning aids
• The simple yet effective TALK steps: Tell, Ask, Listen, and KeepSafe
• Hands-on skills practice and development

safeTALK helps expand the reach of suicide intervention skills in communities around the world. 

MORE INFORMATION - CONTACT:
Heather White
hwhite@afsp.org
(413) 387-3770


 
 

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PURGATORY ROAD HOLIDAZE - HAUNTED CORN MAZE
Oct
21
7:00 PM19:00

PURGATORY ROAD HOLIDAZE - HAUNTED CORN MAZE

  • PURGATORY ROAD HOLIDAZE - HAUNTED CORN MAZE (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

PURGATORY ROAD HOLIDAZE - HAUNTED CORN MAZE
190 Cleveland Rd, Dalton, MA 01226
OCT 13-14 & OCT 20-21, 7-10 PM

TICKETS ONLY SOLD AT THE DOOR - $10/PERSON

WALK YOUR WAY THROUGH OUR 2 ACRE HAUNTED CORN MAZE!
The maze is NOT recommended for children under the age of 12. All proceeds benefit Berkshire Coalition for Suicide Prevention. This is an annual fundraiser held by Betsy Nichols and Joanne Farrell each year and is one of the greatest local fundraising events for our Teen Suicide Prevention Programming/Events. 
 Please make all checks payable to BCSP

Event Flyer:
DOWNLOAD EVENT FLYER

EVENT INFORMATION: (Check here for more information, weather updates etc)
WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/PURGATORY.RD.HAUNTED

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PURGATORY ROAD HOLIDAZE - HAUNTED CORN MAZE
Oct
20
7:00 PM19:00

PURGATORY ROAD HOLIDAZE - HAUNTED CORN MAZE

  • PURGATORY ROAD HOLIDAZE - HAUNTED CORN MAZE (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

PURGATORY ROAD HOLIDAZE - HAUNTED CORN MAZE
190 Cleveland Rd, Dalton, MA 01226
OCT 13-14 & OCT 20-21, 7-10 PM

TICKETS ONLY SOLD AT THE DOOR - $10/PERSON

WALK YOUR WAY THROUGH OUR 2 ACRE HAUNTED CORN MAZE!
The maze is NOT recommended for children under the age of 12. All proceeds benefit Berkshire Coalition for Suicide Prevention. This is an annual fundraiser held by Betsy Nichols and Joanne Farrell each year and is one of the greatest local fundraising events for our Teen Suicide Prevention Programming/Events. 
 Please make all checks payable to BCSP

Event Flyer:
DOWNLOAD EVENT FLYER

EVENT INFORMATION: (Check here for more information, weather updates etc)
WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/PURGATORY.RD.HAUNTED

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Berkshire County Out of the Darkness Community Walk for Suicide Prevention
Oct
15
8:30 AM08:30

Berkshire County Out of the Darkness Community Walk for Suicide Prevention

  • Ashuwillticook Rail Trail at Adams Vistor Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Berkshire County Out of the Darkness Community Walk for Suicide Prevention
WHEN:  
Sunday, October 15th 
                Check-in/Registration: 8:30 am
                Walk Begins: 10:00 am    
                Walk Ends: 12:00 pm
WHERE: Ashwilticook Rail Trail, Adams, MA
               Parking & Registration:  
               Adams Visitor Center,
               3 Hoosac St, Adams, MA 01220
               (Trail starts behind Visitor Center)

The Out of the Darkness Community Walks take place in over 335 communities across the country this fall, with the proceeds benefiting AFSP.  Berkshire County's Walk is an awesome venue. 

REGISTRATION (As individual and/or team) OR DONATE :
www.afsp.org/berkshirecounty

INFO ABOUT WALK ON FACEBOOK:
More details at Berkshire County Out of The Darkness Walk Facebook site:
www.facebook.com/Berkshire-County-Out-of-the-Darkness-Walk-for-Suicide-Prevention-804758302980770

WALK FLYER: Click to Download

Printable webpage with detailed info: Berkshire County Out of the Darkness Walk

Click to download map: DCR Ashuwillticook Rail Trail Map

Info about DCR Ashuwillticook Rail Trail:
http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/region-west/ashuwillticook-rail-trail.html

For more information, please contact:

Lee Watroba
Phone: 413-387-3770 
Email: lee.watroba@austenriggs.net

Bertha Connelley
Email: bertha.connelley@austenriggs.net
 

Online registration closes at noon (local time) the Friday before the walk. However, anyone who would like to participate can register in person at the walk from the time check-in begins until the walk starts. Walk donations are accepted until December 31st.

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PURGATORY ROAD HOLIDAZE - HAUNTED CORN MAZE
Oct
14
7:00 PM19:00

PURGATORY ROAD HOLIDAZE - HAUNTED CORN MAZE

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PURGATORY ROAD HOLIDAZE - HAUNTED CORN MAZE
190 Cleveland Rd, Dalton, MA 01226
OCT 13-14 & OCT 20-21, 7-10 PM

TICKETS ONLY SOLD AT THE DOOR - $10/PERSON

WALK YOUR WAY THROUGH OUR 2 ACRE HAUNTED CORN MAZE!
The maze is NOT recommended for children under the age of 12. All proceeds benefit Berkshire Coalition for Suicide Prevention. This is an annual fundraiser held by Betsy Nichols and Joanne Farrell each year and is one of the greatest local fundraising events for our Teen Suicide Prevention Programming/Events. 
 Please make all checks payable to BCSP

Event Flyer:
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EVENT INFORMATION: (Check here for more information, weather updates etc)
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PURGATORY ROAD HOLIDAZE - HAUNTED CORN MAZE
Oct
13
7:00 PM19:00

PURGATORY ROAD HOLIDAZE - HAUNTED CORN MAZE

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PURGATORY ROAD HOLIDAZE - HAUNTED CORN MAZE
190 Cleveland Rd, Dalton, MA 01226
OCT 13-14 & OCT 20-21, 7-10 PM

TICKETS ONLY SOLD AT THE DOOR - $10/PERSON

WALK YOUR WAY THROUGH OUR 2 ACRE HAUNTED CORN MAZE!
The maze is NOT recommended for children under the age of 12. All proceeds benefit Berkshire Coalition for Suicide Prevention. This is an annual fundraiser held by Betsy Nichols and Joanne Farrell each year and is one of the greatest local fundraising events for our Teen Suicide Prevention Programming/Events. 
 Please make all checks payable to BCSP

Event Flyer:
DOWNLOAD EVENT FLYER

EVENT INFORMATION: (Check here for more information, weather updates etc)
WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/PURGATORY.RD.HAUNTED

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