The Barnstable County Human Services Department reports the suicide rate on the Cape and Islands is more than twice the state average and suicide is now the second leading cause of death for youth ages 14-25.
Together we can end the silence around suicide.
Join us to help spread awareness and raise money for suicide prevention on Cape Cod and the Islands!
*March 2020 Update:*
Like many of you thinking about COVID-19, we are uncertain of the long-term best practices regarding social distancing. At this point, we are still planning on hosting our walk in Hyannis on May 16, 2020. However, we are also currently looking into alternative plans going forward - including a possible virtual walk on the same date. For the time being, please carry on as normal regarding this event: spread the word, help us raise money for four fantastic local non-profits, and KEEP TALKING, CAPE COD & THE ISLANDS!
What you need to know:
- The Cape and Islands Suicide Awareness Walk is a three mile loop walk in Hyannis, Cape Cod, MA on Saturday, May 16, 2020 beginning at 10 am. *Please note: Town of Barnstable prohibits dogs within the Veteren's Park Beach.*
- Registration is online and also available on-site the morning of the walk beginning at 8.30 am. Water and refreshments will be available for walkers. Education materials will be available before and after the walk. All walkers who raise $25 qualify for an END THE SILENCE T-shirt.
- We are pleased to offer "Yoga For Grief and Loss" this year before the walk. Join us on the beach at 8am for this healing yoga class focused on breath work, meditation, and gentle movement. No yoga experience necessary for this 30-minute time of restoration and reflection.
- All proceeds go to four local non-profits; the Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands, the Cape and Islands Suicide Prevention Coalition, NAMI of Cape Cod & The Islands, and Sharing Kindness, Inc. to provide education and advocacy for suicide prevention.
- If you would like to honor someone at the walk who has been lost to suicide, please consider bringing a photo or other important reminder of your loved one to the walk for our Memory Walls. The photo or item will be returned to you at the end of our event.
More questions? Check out our FAQ page.
By sharing our pain, remembering our loved ones, and grieving together, we hope to help individuals and our communities heal while working to end the silence and stop suicide.
Let's Talk, Cape Cod.