Category: Mental Health

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

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 Also, recognize that sometimes those who are depressed can appear angry, irritable, and/or hostile in addition to withdrawn and quiet.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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Youth Mental Health First Aid Training (NH DOE) [January 2023]

What is Youth Mental Health First Aid? Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) is an evidence-based training that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders in youth. This training gives adults the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to children and …

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After a School Tragedy…Readiness, Response, Recovery & Resources (MHTCC) [April 2019]

From the document: This resource is designed to help schools better support students and families in the aftermath of violence¬† and trauma. We provide strategies to assist schools with readiness, response, and recovery to help a school community support resilience in the event of a tragedy. We offer places to turn for more resources. We …

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Suicide Prevention Resources for Parents/Guardians/Families (SPRC) [July 2017]

This sheet lists a selection of websites and online information sheets that have suicide prevention resources for parents, guardians, and other family members. The resources provide guidance on talking with your child if you think he or she may be at risk for suicide and on coping with a suicide attempt or death. A few …

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NH Senate Bill 11: Relative to “relative to mental health services and making appropriations therefor.” (NH Senate) [January 2019]

SENATE BILL 11 AN ACT relative to mental health services and making appropriations therefor. SPONSORS: Sen. Sherman, Dist 24; Sen. Rosenwald, Dist 13; Sen. Chandley, Dist 11; Sen. Levesque, Dist 12; Sen. Cavanaugh, Dist 16; Sen. Dietsch, Dist 9; Sen. Morgan, Dist 23; Sen. Kahn, Dist 10; Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist …

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A Comprehensive Technical Package for the Prevention of Youth Violence and Associated Risk Behavior (CDC) [2016]

10-Year Mental Health Plan (NH DHHS) [January 2019]

The Plan is the result of a robust feedback process that included input from hundreds of interested parties statewide through focus groups, workgroups, public sessions, and written comments. It takes a comprehensive and innovative approach to address the mental health needs of people across their life span.

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