15th Annual Massachusetts Suicide Prevention Conference

Save the date! April 27-28, 2016


Sheraton Framingham
Framingham, Mass.

More information to come.

Massachusetts Department of Public Health Suicide Prevention Program Trainings

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Suicide Prevention Program Workshop Calendar is now available! We are offering workshops from September-December and will be adding more workshops throughout the year.

When registering for a workshop, please note that each event has tabs titled with information regarding the workshop. Space is limited for each workshop and fills up quickly, so please register before the deadline.

Camp Kita: A Free, Week-Long Program For Youth Survivors of Suicide Loss

When and Where

August 16-22, 2015 in Maine

Open to children and teens who have experienced a significant loss to suicide.

This one-day camp opportunity is designed to:

  • Break the isolation families of suicide loss often feel
  • Introduce peers who can personally relate to the loss
  • Provide mentorship and professional therapeutic services
  • Identify healthy coping skills for managing grief

Throughout the day, campers will partake in traditional camp activities as well as therapeutic peer-to-peer sessions facilitated by trained clinicians. Trained volunteers, some of whom are also survivors of suicide loss, will be available throughout the day to assist in camper needs.

  • Children ages 8-17 (18 if still in high school)
  • Free of charge
  • Registration is required. Please email info@campkita.com to begin the intake process.

For more information, please see the flyer below and visit www.campkita.com.

This program is a partnership between Samaritans, Inc., the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and Camp Kita.


The Massachusetts Suicide Prevention Program developed a webinar series designed to provide additional education, awareness, and information on suicide prevention and related topics of interest to providers and consumers throughout the Commonwealth. Below you will find descriptions as well as transcripts and closed captioned videos for each webinar: www.masspreventssuicide.org/webinar-library. Future webinars will be posted here as the dates are set. Please email Brandy for more information: brandy.brooks@state.ma.us.

This information is provided by the Suicide Prevention Program within the Department of Public Health.