Mike and Devin from Pedaling for Prevention in Manchester on Sunday!

Mike and Devin from Pedaling for Prevention in Manchester on Sunday!

Join Pedaling for Prevention, the Samaritans and Makin' It Happen this Sunday! Come meet Mike Mariani and Devin McLaughlin the two high schoolers behind Pedaling for Prevention. They will discuss their inspirational story about raising suicide awareness and honoring...

Way to Go Mike and Devin!!!!!

Way to Go Mike and Devin!!!!!

Mike Mariani and Devin McLaughlin are two Keene High School students going on a 700-mile New England bicycle journey to raise money and awareness for suicide prevention. These two incredible young men are taking this journey in honor of Nathan Mariani. Nathan was...

Senior Salutes: Kathryn C. from Goffstown High School

Senior Salutes: Kathryn C. from Goffstown High School

Kathryn C.  is a graduating senior from Goffstown High School.  She joined EmpowerYOUTH, an initiative of Makin’ It Happen, as a Freshman.  We asked her what made her take part in EmpowerYOUTH and she explained: “When I was a freshman, I went with my school to the...

Senior Salutes: Josue R. from Manchester Central

Senior Salutes: Josue R. from Manchester Central

This week Makin’ It Happen will be highlighting our empowerYOUTH Seniors!  We are so grateful for their efforts and are wishing them the best on their future endeavors!

Josue R.  is a graduating senior at Manchester Central High School.  He became active in empowerYOUTH, an initiative of Makin’ It Happen, as a Freshman. 

A Doctor’s Perspective on Marijuana: the Developing Brain and Addiction

A Doctor’s Perspective on Marijuana: the Developing Brain and Addiction

Makin’ It Happen continued our weekly forum,  ‘I’m ok, are you ok?’ Wednesday with presenter Dr. Molly Rosigno who is an Addiction Medicine Specialist from Catholic Medical Center and NH Healthy Families.  Dr. Rossingnol discussed the effects of marijuana on the brain...

#NPW2020 Preventing Youth Tobacco Use (E-Cigarettes and Vaping) – by Breathe New Hampshire

#NPW2020 Preventing Youth Tobacco Use (E-Cigarettes and Vaping) – by Breathe New Hampshire

For more than 100 years, Breathe New Hampshire, a statewide non-profit, has focused on critical issues related to lung health by providing educational programs, advocating for public health, and supporting scientific research to prevent, eliminate, and treat lung disease. While many of our programs are inclusive of COPD, asthma, air quality, and lung cancer, we have remained focused on the public health issue of tobacco use disorder, a leading cause of preventable death in the United States. With the emergence of electronic cigarettes this century, use of these products by youth and teens in recent years has become a substantial public health priority for our organization.