The time immediately following discharge from a medical or behavioral setting after a suicide attempt or suicidal crisis can be very difficult. Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands understands this and wants to support individuals during this transition time by providing one-on-one emotional support and coaching through our program called A Caring Connection. We believe these follow-up contacts can be extremely helpful during the period of time between discharge and an individual’s engagement in a community-based aftercare plan.
Follow this link to learn more about caring contacts and why they work: How Caring Letters Prevent Suicide
The creation and implementation of A Caring Connection was initially part of a collaborative grant designed to bring a national initiative aptly named Zero Suicide to Cape Cod and the Islands. Originally offered to individuals discharged from a Department of Mental Health facility, the program has expanded to include other health care and medical facilities on Cape Cod and the Islands with the ultimate goal of creating a program that can be replicated statewide.
For more information about A Caring Connection, please contact us at email@example.com