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...
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...
I Care NH: Mental Health and Wellness Initiative

I Care NH: Mental Health and Wellness Initiative

I Care NH is a mental health and wellness initiative of the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services and the NH Suicide Prevention Council. If you or someone you know is struggling, help is available. I Care NH is all about helping people get to the...
Pedaling for Prevention: A Story of Resilience and Healing Through Advocacy Staff Blog by Deb Baird

Pedaling for Prevention: A Story of Resilience and Healing Through Advocacy Staff Blog by Deb Baird

When I heard about Mike Mariani losing his 16 yr. old brother Nathan to suicide in 2018, my heart melted with compassion of a life gone so soon! I was immediately drawn to them, their Moms and this story.   I learned that within 3 to 4 months after Nathan’s...