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.
Suicide Prevention in the North Country
North Country 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.
For mental health crisis response, contact NH Rapid Response Access Point:
The state-wide New Hampshire Rapid Response Access Point (NHRRAP) is a centralized contact center for individuals experiencing a mental health and/or substance use crisis. The contact center consolidates and streamlines access to mental health and substance use disorder services when you need it most.
Crisis services are available to anyone in New Hampshire.
Depending on your needs, the crisis contact center can:
- Send a team member from a community mental health center to meet you right where you are – in your home, or another location in the community
- Provide rapid response follow up appointments that include crisis intervention services
- Refer you to inpatient treatment options, if appropriate, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – including holidays
Regional Care Liason
The role of the Regional Care Liason is to provide education, connection and support to youth/ young adults and their family after a suicide crisis or attempt. Working with the Care Liason is an opportunity to explore resources, develop a safety plan, and communicate openly from a non-judgmental and supportive perspective. The Care Liaison is NOT a clinician and cannot provide any clinical support.
To learn more about working with the Regional Care Liason, contact the North Country Public Health Network: phn@NCHCNH.org
Regional Care Liason: Mckenzie Webb
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Phone: (603) 444-8526 (confidential voicemail)
To inquire about suicide prevention training and programs for your agency or organization, or other suicide prevention efforts and resources in the North Country, contact: phn@NCHCNH.org