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YSPA: Youth Suicide Prevention Assembly

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people between 15 and 24 years old in New Hampshire.

Many more attempt suicide each year. In every case, families, friends and whole communities are affected.

The Youth Suicide Prevention Assembly (YSPA) is dedicated to reducing the occurrence of suicide and suicidal behaviors among New Hampshire’s young between 10 and 24 years old. We will accomplish this by providing communities with current information regarding best practices in prevention, intervention, and postvention strategies and by promoting youth safety in our communities and organizations.

YSPA is made up of individuals and organizations who share this mission. We meet the second Thursday of each month from 10 am to noon in Concord. For more information about meetings please send an email to James.E.Esdon@Dartmouth.EDU.

Data on youth suicide, resource materials and linkages are available through YSPA

CALM: Counseling on Access to Lethal Means

CALM: Counseling on Access to Lethal Means is a 1.5 to 2 hour workshop designed to assist providers in implementing counseling strategies to help clients at risk for suicide and their families reduce access to lethal means, particularly but not exclusively firearms. For more information contact Elaine.frank@dartmouth.edu.

CALM workshops can be scheduled for various audiences. CALM has been accepted into the SPRC/AFSP.

Best Practices Registry Section III: Adherence to Standards (PDF)

Resource Listing for CALM Trainings (PDF)

 

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