Refer to our Event Calendar to find the next training session for these programs.
NAMI NH Suicide Prevention Connect Program.
Community members (gatekeepers) come from many walks of life, and whether experienced in suicide prevention or not, can play a key role in preventing suicide. A gatekeeper is anyone who may have contact with a person at risk of suicide. When gatekeepers/ community members have information on how to recognize the warning signs of suicide and connect a person at risk to appropriate help, the safety net for citizens in the community is strengthened.
The Connect training is a unique community based model utilizing evidence based practices that increase the competence and confidence of community members in preventing suicide. This comprehensive program includes protocols, interactive case scenarios and exercises, discussion, power point slides, and supplemental materials.
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
In the mid 1990s, a groundbreaking epidemiological study, the largest of its kind, called the Adverse Childhood Experiences or ACE study showed us that trauma experienced early in life changes the way the brain develops and increases the risk for developing health, behavioral and social problems. Epidemiologists and other public health officials have used the ACE study along with further research to show causation between trauma experienced early in life and our biggest health and social problems such as substance use, housing insecurity and mental health. What is predictable is preventable. ACEs training dives deep into the neurological, psychological and physiological impact of trauma and how every one of us can take steps to reduce ACEs and help those who have experienced trauma thereby reducing the percentage of the population struggling with health and social challenges.
Mental Health First Aid
Identify. Understand. Respond.
Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based training course that teaches participants about mental health and substance-use issues. Classes focus either on youth or adults.
- Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among children and adolescents ages 12 – 18.
- Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among adults.