PBS Roads to Recovery Partnership

PBS Roads to Recovery Partnership

In December, Makin’ It Happen was contacted by PBS for the purpose of sharing experiences and insights into substance misuse prevention. MIH’s focus was the prescription drug sticker campaign in partnership with DEA New England and dozens of empowerYOUTH!...
Finding Community with the NH Teen Institute Guest Blog by Madison Sorel

Finding Community with the NH Teen Institute Guest Blog by Madison Sorel

Madison Sorel was a TI participant year 2012, and now 8 years as a volunteer and 6 month on staff below are some memories and experiences from their time with TI. “Do you wanna go to camp this summer?” asked an older teammate.  I thought, “yea, why not” imagining a...
Real Men Do Cry! By Staff Blogger Deb Baird

Real Men Do Cry! By Staff Blogger Deb Baird

I attended the Massachusetts Suicide Prevention Conference last week and had to share about this great keynote speaker Eric Hipple. He is phenomenal! His talk has been speaking to me ever since I heard it. You know when something so profound just stays with you, like...
TONIGHT Check Out WMUR’s Special ‘COVID-19 Impact: Helping Kids Cope’ at 7:30PM

TONIGHT Check Out WMUR’s Special ‘COVID-19 Impact: Helping Kids Cope’ at 7:30PM

Check out Makin’ It Happen staff and empowerYOUTH members who will appear on WMUR’s special at 7:30 PM. The special is called ‘COVID-19 Impact: Helping Kids Cope’. It aims to raise awareness about mental health issues in children and reduce...
Creating Connections for New Hampshire’s Youth and Young Adults

Creating Connections for New Hampshire’s Youth and Young Adults

Heidi Cloutier from the University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability (the Institute) presented on the work that Institute is doing statewide in order to improve the continuum of youth treatment around substance use disorders in New Hampshire. Heidi’s role is...