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The Connect Program - Suicide Prevention News, Articles and Information

Police learn how to respond to mental health calls
SentinalSource.com  - July 13, 2011

Last month, officers were called to a Winchester apartment where they learned an armed man suffering from mental illness was threatening suicide.

While officers are trained in how and when to use force during a tense situation such as the one in Winchester, they’re also trained in how to respond to calls involving a person with mental illness. Read more...

Study: suicide prevention program increaseses knowledge, changes attitudes
Fosters.com - May 14, 2011

DURHAM — A comprehensive youth suicide prevention program piloted in New Hampshire significantly increases knowledge and shifts attitudes about suicide, finds a new study by researchers from the University of New Hampshire.

The program, called Connect, was developed by the National Alliance on Mental Illness-New Hampshire (NAMI-NH) and is being replicated in several other states around the country. Read full article...

NH Suicide Rates Rank Higher
Than National Average

WMUR segment on suicide deaths in NH that included an interview with Ken Norton, Director of the Connect Suicide Prevention Program. Click the image above to view the segment on The WMUR Channel website.

  Article series by Ken Norton, Executive Director of NAMI NH, featured in the NH Chapter NASW News

WMUR PSAs

In a collaborative effort with the Communications Committee of the NH Suicide Prevention Council, WMUR Channel 9 developed and aired two suicide prevention Public Service Announcements (PSAs) in Fall 2007. Click play to view a video.