NH DHHS - New State Suicide Prevention Plan Released Monday, September 14th

Recognition and Call To Action Event in Concord


Concord, NH – On Monday, September 14, State leaders, mental health advocates, military leaders and concerned citizens will gather to raise awareness about New Hampshire’s New Suicide Prevention Plan. Suicide is the ninth leading cause of death in New Hampshire; since January there have been 110 suicides in our State. The State Suicide Prevention Council was established a year ago to oversee the implementation of the New Hampshire suicide prevention plan; one of the areas of focus was suicide prevention among veterans and service members – this has become increasingly important to address as NH’s National Guard prepares for its largest deployment in its history.


Monday’s call to action event is an opportunity for public and private organizations to work together to address suicide prevention issues during difficult economic times. Speakers will include Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Nicholas Toumpas; Colonel Carolyn Protzmann, Joint Chief of Staff, NH National Guard; and suicide survivor Representative Roger Wells who lost his wife and daughter to suicide.


DATE September 14, 2009   9:00 AM


EVENT New State Suicide Prevention Plan Announced


LOCATION Legislative Office Building Lobby

Concord, NH


NH Suicide Prevention Partners include:


NH Department of Health and Human Services

NH National Alliance on Mental Illness

NH National Guard

State Suicide Prevention Council

Youth Suicide Prevention Assembly