Today the New Hampshire Suicide Prevention Council kicked off New Hampshire’s Suicide Prevention Week with a press conference.  The Kid Governor Charlie kicked off the even by reading a proclamation from Governor Chris Sununu declaring this coming week New Hampshire Suicide Prevention Week. Representatives from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention-New Hampshire chapter, Connor’s Climb, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Education, NAMI-NH, Makin’ It Happen, and more presented at the press conference.

The group announced that in July 2022 a new number 998 will be available across the country for those experiencing a mental health crisis. The state of New Hampshire and community partners such as the regional public health networks hope to raise awareness about this new 3-digit number through a campaign known as the I Care NH Mental Health & Wellness Initiative.

Additionally, at the press conference, a save the date was given for the 18th Annual NH Suicide Prevention Conference which is happening November 3rd-4th, 2021. If you have questions regarding the conference please email [email protected].

There will be more social media and blogs to come in this upcoming week from the Suicide Prevention Council. Please follow Makin’ It Happen on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay connected.

If you or someone you know needs help now, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or text HOME to 741741.