Carry and share a wallet card, distributed by NAMI NH. Contact CCL or stop by the CCL office for a card.
There are many resources and support groups
Locally, regionally, and online, many available through NAMI NH
Fostering connection and purpose reduces two major risk factors:
The perception of being a burden
How to talk to people we are concerned about
Create space for an open conversation, without judgment, advice-giving, or telling the other what to do.
Often, a calm, compassionate listening ear is all that’s needed to de-escalate a crisis situation.
Have you thought about suicide?
Do you have a plan?
Do you have the means to act on this plan?
What keeps you going?
Who are your supports?
What do you need?
Restricting access to firearms can make a difference
Not talking about suicide is the problem! It’s uncomfortable but it is essential to save lives.When we don’t talk about mental health and suicide, we contribute to the stigma around these issues, and the isolation and shame of those at risk.
For those unable to attend:
Contact CCL for materials distributed by Headrest, NAMI NH, and Dartmouth Health (email Shelby@cclyme.org, call 603-795-0603, or stop by the CCL Office).
The important conversation will continue. Watch for opportunities to gather, share, and learn together.
Al Carbonneau has worked for Headrest for over 20yrs now. He has managed Headrest’s Crisis Call Center since 2020. Al is on the NH Suicide Prevention Council and the Survivor of Suicide Loss subcommittee. Al also facilitates a Survivor of Suicide Loss support group at Headrest.
Laurie Veillette, Psy.D. is a clinical health psychologist and team lead for the Mental Health team.
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