Programs and Events

Due to the COVID pandemic, the 2020 Cape and Islands Suicide Awareness Walk has been postponed to May 22, 2021 at Veterans Beach Park in Hyannis. Please stay tuned for a virtual event for early September, to be coordinated with World Suicide Prevention Day.

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photo of people at the Suicide Awareness Walk

The Cape and Islands Suicide Awareness Walk is only one of the many events and programs that we host during the year.

 

Sharing Kindness programs divide into suicide awareness and prevention and grief support. Our programming area is all the towns on Cape Cod, including Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. Please contact us if your school, community group, or faith community would like to host any of these programs. Sharing Kindness relies on grants, corporate sponsorships and the generosity of individuals in order to provide evidence-based, best practice programming for the families we serve. Contact Kim at [email protected] or 508-246-1555 to schedule a Sharing Kindness program.

Grief Support

Yoga for Grief & Loss

(Currently on hold due to COVID)
Join us for a healing yoga class focused on breath work, meditation and gentle movement designed to help you release, let go, and relax. The program begins with a welcoming circle followed by gentle movement and restorative yoga. Participants can be seated in a chair or on a mat. No experience is needed; everyone is welcome. Please bring a mat if you have one. 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm on the third Saturday of the month Healing Arts Collective 47 Main St., Orleans, MA $5 suggested donation at the door To register online: www.sueandersenyoga.com/register

Sharing Kindness with Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

A 6-week peer support program (New dates to be announced due to COVID-19)
Family Resource Center 29 Bassett Ln, Hyannis, MA 02601

Schedule:
5:00-5:25 Dinner
5:30-7:00 Children with 2 trained caregivers in children’s room
5:30-6:10 Adults with facilitators for “Conversation Starters”
6:15-7:00 Interactive healing/restorative modalities with guests

 

Suicide Awareness and Prevention
Through our partnership with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, AFSP, from our first walk, Sharing Kindness can schedule these programs for you: Talk Saves Lives: A general primer to suicide prevention for community members Signs Matter: Early Detection for Educators More Than Sad: Suicide Prevention for High School Students It’s Real: College Students and Mental Health

Movie Screenings

Angst and The Ripple Effect are movies we have paid to offer screenings at schools and community groups. The purpose of these movies is to raise awareness about the impact of mental health on suicide ideation. Angst addresses anxiety in students; The Ripple Effect shares one man’s story of surviving a suicide attempt.

Angst
Angst is an IndieFlix Original documentary designed to raise awareness around anxiety and mental health with an emphasis on youth and families. The goal of the movie is to help people identify and understand the symptoms of anxiety and encourage them to reach out for help. With clinical professionals on hand, Sharing Kindness has brought Angst to schools and human service organizations on Cape Cod and the Islands. Please contact us about a screening for your school or organization.
The Ripple Effect
Sharing Kindness brought a screening of this film to the Regal Cinemas in Hyannis. The goal of this film is to help reduce the number of suicides and suicide attempts globally. By sharing stories of survival and recovery the film raises awareness of this health crisis, while helping people find the support they need to stay alive and heal. Sharing Kindness welcomes inquiries about screenings of this film for Cape Cod and the Islands.