Knowledge is power

Several partner organizations of the NH Suicide Prevention Council work to educate the public and legislators about issues that may impact suicide prevention for youth and adults in our state. Learn about the issues they have prioritized and how they recommend you can make a different in your community and our state. 

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For over 25 years, New Futures has provided nonpartisan, evidence-based solutions to New Hampshire’s health challenges.

We work to build bridges among policymakers and secure the passage of laws that improve access to early childhood supports, health insurance, substance use treatment, and prevention programming.

Through policy change, we can ensure that social service programs and statewide systems work for everyone—especially the populations they are designed to serve.

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A leading and respected voice on mental illness, NAMI NH advocates for improved access to services and social supports; early intervention; and science-based practices that promote recovery and build skills and resilience.

We train people to effectively communicate and work collaboratively with others to promote sustainable change in our mental health system and government policies while dispelling the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness and suicide.

We engage with local, state, and national leaders and service providers, bringing both concerns and solutions to them, and help them understand the need for community-based systems of care that include individuals and families in treatment, planning, delivery, and evaluation of services.

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Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.

AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide, including those who have experienced a loss.  AFSP creates a culture that’s smart about mental health by funding scientific research, educating the public about mental health and suicide prevention, advocating for public policies in mental health and suicide prevention, and supporting survivors of suicide loss and those affected by suicide.

Learn how Volunteer Advocates at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention are helping our public policy office in Washington, D.C. to pass suicide prevention policies at the state and federal levels that will save lives.

For 30 years, Seacoast Outright has been one of the only specific resources available to LGBTQ+ youth in the Seacoast area. Our service to the community began in the 1990s, when a group of concerned parents and community members met at a conference at UNH, where the idea for the organization was sparked. Since then, we have never lost the passion that brought those organizers together.

Through educational programs, annual Pride celebrations, and youth/parent support groups, our mission has always been to create a safe space for youth to explore the topics of gender and sexuality in a welcoming and understanding environment.

Above all else, Seacoast Outright strives to protect and foster community, empathy, and security. From 1993 to today, we have always known the importance of supporting those who need it most, and we hope to go forward to build a brighter future where everyone is understood, valued, and protected.

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Positions of the NH Suicide prevention council

The NH Suicide Prevention Council adopted the following position on the stigmatization of LGBTQ+ persons in legislation on April 22, 2024. Position_NHSPC_April2024