NH DHHS - Preventing Suicide Through Changing Attitudes The Times They Are A Changin’

Concord, NH – Suicide continues to be a very serious issue in New

Hampshire; it’s the second leading cause of death for youth and young

adults ages 15 – 34 and the fourth leading cause of death for people ages

35 – 54. However, attitudes and the changing of professional cultures are

making a significant impact in reducing stigma, strengthening our State’s

safety net and increasing supports for people at risk. On Monday, the New

Hampshire Suicide Prevention Council is announcing steps that our State

systems are taking to translate these changes in attitude towards positive


This is a unique opportunity to hear about how the “mind set” in law

enforcement, medicine, education and the military has changed for the

better in the efforts towards the prevention of suicide.

Speakers for this event include:

Kevin Stevenson, New Hampshire Department of Corrections

Major General Bill Reddel, Adjutant General, New Hampshire National Guard

Major Russell Conte, Commander Field Operations Bureau, New Hampshire State


Dr. Stuart Glassman, Concord Hospital and President Elect, New Hampshire

Medical Society

Pauline Laliberte, Guidance Department, Bow School District

DATE September 9, 2013

9:00 AM

EVENT Suicide Prevention Council Announces New Programming

For Changing Times

LOCATION Legislative Office Building


Concord, NH