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If you or someone you know needs help Call2Talk is here to listen.

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1-800-273-TALK

508-532-2255 • 413-505-5111
211 ext. 25
or text C2T to 741741

MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH

#EndTheStigma

May is a time to raise awareness of those living with mental or behavioral health issues and to help reduce the stigma so many experience.

Call2Talk plays an important role in providing compassionate emotional support to those that need a safe and nonjudgmental place to talk about the issues they are currently facing in their lives. Available 24/7/365, help is just a phone call away.

We invite you to join Call2Talk throughout the month of May as we recognize the ways we can all support each other as well as our own mental health.

31 days of activities to support your own mental health

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Every day during Mental Health Awareness Month we offer one suggestion that anyone can do to practice self-care or care for another. Each week during Mental Health Awareness Month, we will promote a way to support Call2Talk and spread mental health awareness.

 

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reports 638 completed suicides for 2016. In the same year there were 3,967 hospital discharges and 7,180 emergency department visits for non-fatal self-inflicted injuries.

 

Despite these statistics, many mental health professionals cannot accept additional clients, day programs are at capacity and in-patient units have a reduced number of beds. The need for mental health and emotional support has never been more critical.

 

Communities with helplines demonstrate a reduced burden to first responders for self-inflicted injuries. The United Way of Tri-County founded the Call2Talk program in 2014 to provide a confidential and lifesaving service which offers support to people experiencing emotional distress or potential suicidal ideation and have nowhere else to turn.

 

Call2Talk is the Mental health helpline of Mass2-1-1, the statewide human service information and referral platform powered by your local United Way. Call2Talk answers calls through Mass2-1-1, its direct telephone line and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. It also answers texts in partnership with Crisis Text Line.

Besides its primary function as a helpline, Call2Talk also provides the following:

A phone check-in service for elder adults operated in partnership with BayPath Elder Services and Advocates, Inc. Trained call-takers contact seniors weekly to provide support and friendly conversation following sudden life changes.

The MetroWest LOSSteam works with area police departments to offer immediate on-site peer emotional support to suicide loss survivors. (in Ashland, Holliston, Hopkinton, Hudson, Sherborn, and Sudbury)

Call2Talk offers best practice awareness trainings for community members and agencies including: Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Training, Mental Health First Aid, safeTalk and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST). 


Volunteer Information

Hope Bracelet

BUY A HOPE BRACELET
Show your support by purchasing a HOPE bracelet from Call2Talk. This rose gold bangle bracelet can be worn or gifted as a sign of hope for you or a friend or loved one.

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Wall of Hope

BUY A LEAF
Add your name or message of hope to the Call2Talk Hope Tree. Make a donation to add your name or message to this beautiful wall outside of the Call2Talk center.

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Lending Library

SPONSOR THE LIBRARY
The Cantor Jodi M. Schechtman Memorial Lending Library is dedicated to bereavement, loss, grief, hope and renewal. Book labels will inscribe your message of hope or memorium.

SPONSOR TODAY

Bob Crook Swimming

IRON MAN RELAY TEAM
Teammates, Bob Crook, Ram Satyaprasad and Lisa Letizio will be participating in a half Ironman triathlon relay to support Call2Talk in June of 2022.

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