Suicide Prevention Resources
Did You Know?
According to Exeter Hospital (Execter, NH), suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for young people and the 8th leading cause of death overall for NH residents. That’s why Exeter Hospital and Granite Youth Alliance created this PSA – “Don’t Get Trapped” to help direct people to suicide prevention resources.
For the same reason, Exeter Hospital has also launched a 5-year Suicide Prevention Awareness Initiative to impact the underlying causes of youth suicide. This initiative supports programs like Seacoast Community Diversion as well as other community-based resources available to kids, parents, and professionals within the NH Seacoast.
The following are some of the resources funded through this initiative:
Arts In Reach
The mission of Arts In Reach is to empower teenage girls through mentoring and the arts.
Founded in 2017, Austin17House is a community teen center in Brentwood, NH.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Hampshire
With rising poverty rates and a growing opioid crisis hitting families of all income levels, many youth lack the consistent support of caring adults. A supportive mentor can turn the tide.
The Carriage Barn Equestrian Center
Adolescents receive professional instruction in horsemanship and opportunities to ride and take carriage driving lessons in a therapeutic environment.
The Chase Home
These Chase Home works with youth, ages 11 – 17, who have begun to struggle in the community across several areas. These struggles include drug use, truancy, mental health, delinquency and other complex issues. These are youth who are at particularly high risk for suicide.
Connor’s Climb Foundation
Connor’s Climb is charged with a mission to provide suicide prevention education to New Hampshire youth and the community.
Exeter Area YMCA
The Y provides a variety of programs and services for all ages. Exeter Hospital awarded the Southern District YMCA a one-time capital grant to support the construction of a black box theater in their Odyssey Teen Center, and additional funding to support outreach efforts to expand access for low-income teenagers to use the YMCA.
Gather’s Meals for Kids provides fresh ingredients for healthy meals weekly during school vacations and summer months.
Girls on the Run New Hampshire
GOTR NH helps 3rd-8th graders develop essential skills to navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness.
HAVEN serves women, men, and children affected by domestic and sexual violence.
Raymond Coalition for Youth
Raymond Coalition for Youth brings community resources and partners together to help youth reach their potential.
Seacoast Public Health Network
The mission of the Seacoast Public Health Network (SPHN) is to strengthen public health partnerships in emergency preparedness, community health, and substance misuse prevention in order to better serve our communities.
Below are links for youth, parents, and professionals to learn more about the risk factors and warning signs associated with teen suicide and suicide prevention, as well as links to select media from the NH Suicide Prevention Resource Center.
Risk Factors & Warning Signs
NH Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Crisis Numbers & Emergency Support
This website should NOT be used as a substitute for medical advice, counseling, or other health-related services or as a replacement for the services of a trained medical or mental health professional. If you are feeling suicidal, thinking about hurting yourself, or are concerned that someone you know may be in danger of hurting him/herself, please take action:
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Text HELLO to 74174
Free 24-hour hotline
- Anyone. Anytime. New Hampshire
Find drug and alcohol support services
- NH Statewide Addiction Crisis Line
Client-Centered Care Coordination For Substance Use Disorders
- RAPS (Regional Access Point Services / Granite Pathways)
Call 1-800-711-HELP (4357)
- NH Alcohol & Drug Treatment Locator
Find a treatment center near you
- Call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room
If you feel that you are in a crisis or an emergency, or are at risk for suicide or other harm or injury