Please take a moment to check out this important article and an upcoming series regarding an increase in youth suicides in NH. The Concord Monitor is running a series exploring Suicide Prevention in NH.

On Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. at Concord High School, join in on a panel discussion with suicide survivors, family members and health professionals.

Can’t make it to the school? Join the Suicide Awareness and Prevention Forum on Facebook and get involved in the discussion.

Panelists will include:

Amanda Fontaine, survivor/teacher, 29, Barrington: Fontaine attempted suicide at age 19 when she was a sophomore in college. Now, she is teaching sociology at the University of New Hampshire, and studying to get her doctorate.

Tyler Paquet, survivor, 26, Laconia: Paquet attempted suicide less than a year ago in November 2017. Tyler is hoping to teach people about what it’s like to live with depression and anxiety.

Holly Fenn, lost her 14-year-old son, Dalton, Londonderry: Fenn recently founded a foundation, Reach1Teach1Love1.

Martha Dickey, lost her 19-year-old son, Jason, and her brother, Phil, Boscawen: Dickey serves on the board of the New Hampshire Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Elaine de Mello, NAMI NH, co-chair of the state suicide prevention conference

Mary Forsythe-Taber, executive director of Makin’ It Happen, co-chair of the state suicide prevention conference

Liz Siegfried: Student suicide prevent ion leader, Exeter High School