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].
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.