Helping you to put the pieces of the puzzle together. C-C Cares is a collaborative community project designed to connect parents, caregivers and educators to resources that support youth mental health, respond to depression and anxiety, and connect individuals to trainings of QPR for Suicide Prevention (Question-Persuade-Refer).
This project is funded through CHNA 15 DoN funds from Lahey Hospital and Medical Center and Winchester Hospital.
QPR is a gatekeeper training program that teaches three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide. https://qprinstitute.com/ The QPR Gatekeeper course is taught in a clear, concise format using the latest in educational technology and practices. The course takes approximately one hour to complete and can be done so online. For the individual training please go to https://qprinstitute.com/individual-training
KEY COMPONENTS COVERED IN TRAINING:
Families for Depression Awareness https://www.familyaware.org/ helps families recognize and cope with depression and bipolar disorder to get people well and prevent suicides. They offer education, training, and support to unite families and help them heal while coping with mood disorders.
The William James INTERFACE Referral Service https://interface.williamjames.edu/ is a mental health and wellness referral Helpline available Monday through Friday, 9 am-5 pm, at 888-244-6843 (toll free). The William James Resource Hub https://www.williamjames.edu/community/resource-hub/index.cfm also has a collection of helpful links across a range of important topics that is available to everyone.
Mass Call2Talk https://mass211.org/call2talk/ is a mental health, emotional support, and suicide prevention program run by Mass211. It operates 24/7 and provides confidential, compassionate listening to assist people – including those who may be despondent or considering suicide – during stressful times. Call2Talk can be reached 24/7 at (508) 532-2255 or by texting C2T to 741741. The new Massachusetts Statewide number for suicide prevention is now the Lifeline number, 1-800-273-TALK.
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) offers a HelpLine that is available Monday through Friday, 10 am.–8 p.m. E.T. at 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or firstname.lastname@example.org . The NAMI HelpLine is a free, nationwide peer- support service providing information, resource referrals and support to people living with a mental health condition, their family members and caregivers, mental health providers and the public.
McLean Hospital offers great free resources and regular free webinars on a range of mental health issues https://home.mcleanhospital.org/webinar-series
Brain Health Bootcamp https://www.brainhealthbootcamp.org/ is an online program for students, parents, and school communities to learn about brain health: what it is, how to talk about it, and how to get help. The three goals of this project are to increase awareness, reduce stigma and encourage more people to seek help.
The Cambridge Health Alliance and the Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital offer the Center for Mindfulness and Compassion. Explore Mindful Mental Health Services, Mindfulness Programs, Professional Development along with free online daily sessions. Learn more at: https://www.chacmc.org/
Mass General Hospital and Harvard Medical School affiliate collaborated to form “The MGH Center for Cross—Cultural Student Emotional Awareness” https://www.mghstudentwellness.org/ Their mission is to understand and promote the mental health of students from diverse cultural backgrounds.