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North Country Health Consortium

Suicide Prevention

                

North Country Regional Public Health Network is engaged in initiatives that expand access to suicide prevention training in the North Country. To build a truly comprehensive safety net, it is important to promote collaboration and bring together key service providers and stakeholders to address community risk and protective factors. This includes discussing attitudes, current practices and cultural factors. 

We need YOUR help!
Creating a North Country Suicide Postvention Plan

North Country Health Consortium (NCHC) is looking for feedback from the community to guide the creation of a community-wide suicide postvention plan. A Postvention plan provides guidance for members of a group or community to respond effectively to a suicide death to prevent additional suicides and promote healing for the survivors of suicide loss.

Here are two ways you can help and contribute to this Suicide Postvention initiative:

  1. Click the link and take the following survey (by Oct. 26th): https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/W2M76B8

    The survey will take about 10 minutes to complete and asks about many different aspects regarding your “community,” which may be the city/town where your organization/agency is located, or the community sector in which you work or live.
      
  2. Additionally, on October  27, NCHC will be holding a Suicide Postvention Planning event (virtual). This session will be informed by responses from the above survey and focus specifically on the North Country’s suicide postvention strategies to address the community’s response in the aftermath of a suicide.

    The postvention planning session is for organization’s decision makers/policy makers and can help when developing your organization’s suicide postvention plan.

    If you’d like to join this Postvention Planning session, please reach out to let us know
    and we will share the registration link to sign up. Email: phn@NCHCNH.org

Whether or not you are able to attend the Oct. 27th session, please consider providing your input in the 10-minute survey to inform the Postvention Planning session:

Take the Connect Postvention Planning Community Survey

Suicide Prevention in the North Country

North Country Regional Public Health Network works to identify public health needs and create access to resources that support comprehensive planning and implementation for suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention within the region.  Through collaboration with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI NH), North Country Regional Public Health Network is engaged in initiatives that expand access to suicide prevention training in the North Country. 

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for New Hampshire youth ages 10 to 24 The North Country Regional Public Health Network is working to coordinate suicide prevention trainings throughout the North Country that address specific populations at highest risk for suicide.

This work includes capacity building in the North Country region by providing community trainings and Train the Trainer sessions in the Connect Program, a nationally recognized suicide prevention curriculum.  The training sessions provide best practices in suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention. 

 

Resources 

603 Stories Podcast

The 603 Stories Podcast is a project dedicated to young adults across the state of New Hampshire, created and produced by young adults.603 Stories is about making connections, getting help, and finding hope.

Young adults are often left out of these conversations due to their age and life experience, therefore they typically relate better with others in their age group.

Click the 603 Stories Podcast link or logo to access the podcast. 

 

Recognize the Warning Signs of Suicide to Help Save Lives! 

 

  

Past Events 

 

 

Contact

To learn more about these trainings and the work of the North Country Regional Public Health Network, contact: 

PHN@NCHCNH.org 

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