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Task Force News

Safety Planning & Means Reduction in Large Health Care Organizations Webinar

December 10, 2014

Safety Planning & Means Reduction in Large Health Care Organizations Tuesday, December 16, 2014 | 3–4:30 p.m.  Eastern Time Safety planning and lethal means reduction are integral parts of comprehensive suicide care. Clinicians should develop safety plans collaboratively with all persons ... Read More

Suicide Prevention Task Force Runs QPR Training for Legislators

October 31, 2014

Barbara Nealon, Director of Heywood Hospitals Multicultural and Social Services and Co-Leader of the Suicide Prevention Task Force, and Michael Ellis, Project Coordinator for the Men's Suicide Prevention Project at Heywood Hospital, lead a QPR training for Massachusetts Legislators. Pictured L ... Read More

Why “The Ride of Your Life” event is important in changing the way we address suicide prevention

September 19, 2014

A little over a year ago, the suicide prevention task force ran their first fundraising and awareness event out of Gardner High School known as, “The Ride of Your Life.” Supported and organized through Heywood Healthcare in Gardner, the event had a modestly small turnout, but a lasting impact on ... Read More

2nd Annual Ride of Your Life Shines A Light On Suicide Prevention

August 25, 2014

Courtesy of the Gardner News: Joseph Benavidez, News Staff Writer FITCHBURG — The Greater Gardner Suicide Prevention Task Force held its second annual Ride of Your Life motorcycle drive Sunday morning with over 85 bikers taking to the roads to raise awareness for suicide and suicide prevention ... Read More

Former New England Patriots Player Joins 2nd Annual ‘Ride of Your Life’

July 25, 2014

Gardner, MA – The Suicide Prevention Task Force is pleased to announce that Pete Brock, former New England Patriots player, and will present "The Power of Setting Goals," a motivational program that provides a simple recipe for success, at the 2nd Annual ‘Ride of Your Life’ event.  Pete Brock ... Read More

Greater Gardner Suicide Prevention Task Force Honors Outstanding Leaders

June 2, 2014

Gardner, MA –The Greater Gardner Suicide Prevention Task Force (GGSPTF) presented three awards for Outstanding Leadership at its monthly meeting on Monday, June 2, 2014. Carol Daring, Superintendent of Schools, Gardner was presented with the Outstanding Leadership Award for her work within the ... Read More

Heywood Hospital Honored by Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention

April 16, 2014

Heywood Hospital was honored with an Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention (MCSP) Leadership in Suicide Prevention Award, along with five other groups from around Massachusetts in February. Heywood Hospital was recognized by the MCSP for its commitment to providing access to behavioral ... Read More


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