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Suicide Awareness and Prevention

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Sometimes called the silent epidemic, suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. This according to the Center for Disease Control. On The Point, we talk with public health professionals about how to recognize warning signs, who is most at risk, and how to seek help. We also discuss local events that aim to break the stigma by talking openly and honestly about suicide. 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline   1-800-273-8255          

Guests on the program are: Stephanie Kelly, Executive Director of the Samaritans of Cape Cod and the Islands; Lisa Forhan, Director of Risk Management at the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health and Co-Chair of the Cape and Islands Suicide Prevention Coalition; Melissa Maguire, co-chair of the Cape and Islands Suicide Prevention Coalition, and Director of Student Services in the Monomoy Regional School District; and John Murray, Co-founder of Darkness into Vineyard Light.

You are invited to join the 2nd annual Suicide Prevention & Awareness Walk, Saturday September 28th,  5am-7am at the Bend in the Road in Edgartown (Rain date Sunday September 29).  Click here to Register

Mindy Todd is the host and producer of The Point on WCAI which examines critical issues for Cape Cod and the Islands. She brings more than 30 years of experience in radio and television to WCAI.