NH DHHS - “Suicide Prevention: IT (Information Technology) Makes A Difference

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. Increasingly, technology of all kinds is being utilized in

prevention and screening for suicide risk. On Monday, September 8th the New

Hampshire Suicide Prevention Council will be highlighting the various types

of “IT” and how they are being used to aid in suicide prevention, including

electronic medical records, interactive training videos and cell phone


This is a unique opportunity to hear about how technology has changed the

efforts towards the prevention of suicide.

Speakers for this event include:

Dr. Daniel Potenza, Psychiatric Medical Director, New Hampshire Department

of Corrections and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Dartmouth

Medical School.

Dr. P. Travis Harker, Family Physician, Concord Hospital Family Health


Staff Sergeant Dana Osborne, State Resilience Coordinator, New Hampshire

National Guard

Jennifer Schirmer, Disaster Behavioral Health Coordinator, Emergency

Services Unit, New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

JoAn Morin, Hotline Coordinator, Headrest, Agency that answers

1-800-273-TALK in NH

DATE September 8, 2014

9:00 AM

EVENT Technology uses for Suicide Prevention

LOCATION Legislative Office Building


Concord, NH