Sharing Kindness in the News

Suicide prevention advocates hold forums after recent Cape youth deaths

Cape Cod Times | February 16, 2022

The recent deaths by suicide of young adults on the Cape has jump-started prevention efforts that had been hampered by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Cape & Islands Suicide Prevention Coalition is joining with several organizations, including the Samaritans and Sharing Kindness, to host an expert panel and community forum on suicide awareness…

Listen: Night Casts with Laurel Redington: A Real Conversation about Suicide

MVYRADIO | September 19, 2021

Laurel Redington speaks with Dr. Kim Mead-Walters, co-founder of Sharing Kindness, and Lisa Forhan, co-chair of the Cape and Islands Suicide Prevention Coalition, about suicide. 

Watch: Conversations on Mental Health with Sharing Kindness

Lower Cape TV | May 2021

Jackie Lane, Executive Director of NAMI Cape Cod and the Islands, talks with Dr. Kim Mead-Walters, Executive Director of Sharing Kindness. They discuss the impact of COVID on mental health on the Cape and Islands, including the shadow of suicide for adults and children.

At the Holidays, Reframing Grief as Love

The Provincetown Independent | December 17, 2020

…It can also help to talk about the person who is being missed, said Kim Mead-Walters, co-founder of Sharing Kindness, a Cape Cod nonprofit focused on suicide prevention and grief support. “If you are looking to support a friend who is grieving, talk about their loved one — say their name,” Mead-Walters said, adding that, by naming lost loved ones, we are showing our awareness of their significance.

Lower Cape Community News: Sharing Kindness

The Cape Codder | May 29, 2020

Sharing Kindness announced the 2020 winners of its annual NRHS Kindness Awards. The local nonprofit raises suicide awareness and provides grief support within the Cape Cod community—especially for youth…

They’re Sharing Stories about Sharing Kindness

Cape Cod Chronicle | August 7, 2019

Dr. Kim Mead-Walters had a bit of a shock when she arrived at Truro Central School to pick up her sixth grader. “Jeremy was caught in the act,” someone told her, but it turned out that was a good thing. When the school spotted a student being kind to someone, his or her name was recorded in a book.

Stepping out to raise awareness of this silent epidemic

Cape Cod Health News | May 14, 2019

…Three local non-profits are working hard to educate the public about the realities of this public health emergency. Sharing Kindness is once again partnering with The Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands and the Cape & Islands Suicide Prevention Coalitionto hold their annual Cape and Islands Suicide Awareness Walk in Orleans on May 18.

Worried that someone you love may be suicidal?

Cape Cod Health News | March 26, 2018

When 16-year-old Jeremy Walters died by suicide in October of 2016, his parents Kim Mead-Walters, MD, and Davis Walters decided to take action so other families would not have to feel the same pain they were experiencing. They founded the non-profit Sharing Kindness to increase awareness of suicide risk, especially among young people.

Red Wings Wheeler making pitch for suicide prevention, awareness and educational funding

Democrat & Chronicle | May 24, 2017

…Jeremy Walters of Orleans, Massachusetts, a picturesque town on historic Cape Cod, was 16 when he took his life a little more than seven months ago. He was [Rochester Red Wings’ Jason Wheeler’s] brother-in-law.

The pain that causes suicide and the pain that it leaves is unspeakable, partly because nobody wants to speak about it.

Wheeler wants to help change that. Others do, too.