Category: Mental Health

This section provides mental health resources related to the safety and security of New Hampshire's schools.

Webinar: Developing Comprehensive and Equitable School Safety Programs that Consider the Whole Child, Whole School, and Whole Community (REMS) [November 2022]

The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Office of Safe and Supportive Schools and its Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance (TA) Center will host a Webinar on Wednesday, November 16, 2022, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET. This Webinar will highlight comprehensive approaches to school safety and emergency …

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Best Practice Considerations for Armed Assailant Drills in Schools (NASP) [October 2022]

The National Association of School Psychologists, the National Association of School Resource Officers, and Safe and Sound Schools have partnered to provide updated guidance on Best Practice Considerations for Armed Assailant Drills in Schools. The author organizations represent key stakeholders in school safety and crisis planning, preparedness, and implementation. We have expertise and extensive first-hand experience with …

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The National 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is here, adding to NH’s robust crisis landscape (NH DHHS) [July 2022]

• New Hampshire is announcing the launch of 988, the new three-digit dialing code that will route callersto the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL). People can call 988 to be connected with trainedcounselors that are part of the existing NSPL network.• 988 is a national system. The 988 call center routes calls by area code, …

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NH Rapid Response Access Point (NH DHHS) [May 2022]

If you or someone you care about is having a mental health or substance use crisis, NH Rapid Response Access Point offers a personalized, non-judgmental, and team approach to care – that you can access quickly. Visit NH988.com for more information.

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Office of Social and Emotional Wellness Toolkits (NHED) [August 2022]

The Office of Social and Emotional Wellness (OSEW) has created a portal on their website that holds wellness toolkits for educators. The intent of this portal is to provide educators with information about initiatives they offer, services provided, and to connect educators with resources in support of work in New Hampshire schools. Training toolkits were created …

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Overview of Resources Available (SchoolSafety.Gov) [May 2022]

The site serves as a one-stop access point for the American public and school communities
to find information, resources, guidance, and best practices on a range of school safety
topics and threats.

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Responding to Critical Incident In Schools – A Behavioral Health Plan (NH DHHS) [November 2022]

A Comprehensive Approach to Suicide Prevention (Suicide Prevention Resource Center) [July 2020]

Strategies, Programs, and Practices to Consider Effective suicide prevention is comprehensive: it requires a combination of efforts that work together to address different aspects of the problem. The model above shows nine strategies that form a comprehensive approach to suicide prevention and mental health promotion. Each strategy is a broad goal that can be advanced through …

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Governor Sununu Signs SB 282, relative to suicide prevention education in schools [August 2019]

Senate Bill (SB) 282 directly relates to Recommendation 8 from the task force. Recommendation 8 calls for an increase and promotion of evidence-based best practice suicide prevention training in schools. The purpose of SB282 is to reduce the number of suicides in the school population by ensuring suicide prevention education and training is available. SB282 …

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Recognize the Warning Signs for Suicide to Save Lives! (NAMI NH) [May 2019]

Sometimes it can be difficult to tell warning signs from “normal” behavior, especially in adolescents. Ask yourself, Is the behavior I am seeing very different for this particular person? Also, recognize that sometimes those who are depressed can appear angry, irritable, and/or hostile in addition to withdrawn and quiet. Learn more about warning signs by …

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