WE BUILD RESILIENT COMMUNITIES
Resilience is an ability to recover quickly from difficulties or easily adjust to change.
Individuals, families and entire communities are affected by substance misuse, substance use disorder and behavioral health concerns. The current addiction epidemic has left many of us with feelings of uncertainty, sadness, angry and fearful. The time is now, working together we can fortify our communities, through building resiliency, which can be learned at any age.
Makin’ It Happen works with community members, coalitions, youth serving and faith-based organizations, healthcare, local and state government, law enforcement, first responders, schools and businesses to reduce substance misuse, strengthen our substance use disorder continuum of care efforts and increase education and access to behavioral healthcare through a collective action, collective impact model.
Empower YOU Learning Series
What can YOU about the addiction epidemic in New Hampshire? Attend our event (above) to learn more. Its open to the public and free to attend.
Please visit and show your support for this impressive suicide prevention effort developed by recent Manchester West High grad, Luke Boutin! Luke and students from West and Central worked together to create this exhibit, with guidance from Richella Simard, his high...read more
Presenting our 8th grade empowerYOUTH! members! These 8th graders will be high school empowerYOUTH! reps in the fall and received Makin' It Happen gold pins for their commitment to their work with the empowerYOUTH! group this year. This is an exciting milestone for...read more
As part of our work in building up young adults to be prepared to enter the workforce with healthy decision making skills, accurate knowledge around substance misuse and suicide prevention, and mental health awareness, on June 5th & 9th NAMI NH ran a Suicide...read more
OUR REGIONAL CONTINUUM OF CARE
The Continuum of Care includes environmental strategies (health promotion), primary care,
behavioral health, prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery.
Mental and substance use disorders affect people from all walks of life and all age groups. These illnesses are common, recurrent, and often serious, but they are treatable, and many people recover. These disorders have a direct and measurable impact on your physical health and overall well-being.
Prevention includes helping people develop the knowledge, attitudes and skills to make healthy choices or change harmful behaviors. Prevention also includes creating safe communities and neighborhoods where we can live, work, grow and play.
Intervening in someone’s substance use can occur at any time. The goal of intervention is to reduce the harm related with substance misuse and provide your love one with an opportunity to make changes before their addiction progresses further.
Treatment and supportive services for substance use disorders should be tailored to fit individual needs. For many people, the most effective approach often involves a combination of counseling and medication.
Recovery addresses the whole person and their community and is supported by peers, friends and family members as well as the healthcare community. It is vitally important that a person in recovery find a supportive community and stay connected.