Makin’ It Happen partnered with the New Hampshire Suicide Prevention Council this week in honor of National Suicide Prevention Week. National Suicide Prevention Week has been happening this Monday through Sunday surrounding World Suicide Prevention Day. It has been a time to share resources and stories, as well as promote suicide prevention awareness.

In partnership with the New Hampshire Suicide Prevention Council (the Council), Makin It Happen have been sharing out posts from the Council’s partners via our social media.  Visit our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to share these posts!

Yesterday, the Council hosted a virtual news conference which included Governor Chris Sununu.  The the governor and suicide-prevention leaders shared progress toward improving community mental health in the Granite State.

The Governor spoke about accomplishments such as establishing a statewide mobile response for children in mental-health crises and updates to the state’s mental-health plan.”We have a new 10-Year Mental Health Plan, and there is a report on where we are with that 10-Year Mental Health Plan, and that’s actually in review now,” he said. “It’ll be released early next week to talk about a lot of our successes, but also some of our challenges.” 

Additionally, the Governor signed  a proclamation in honor of New Hampshire Suicide Prevention Week.

If you or someone you know is struggling with depression or thoughts of suicide, you can call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK, or text the word “Connect” to reach the Crisis Text Line.

The 2019 10-Year Plan is online at dhhs.nh.gov.