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The Connect Program Executive Director - Ken Norton

Meet our Executive Director

Under the leadership of Ken Norton, Connect has become a nationally and internationally recognized suicide prevention program. Ken now serves as Executive Director of NAMI NH. 

While Director of Connect, Ken participated in the development of New Hampshire’s State Suicide Prevention Plan and was instrumental in passage of legislation which established a state Suicide Prevention Council. Ken has been personally impacted by suicide and this fuels his passion for mental health and suicide prevention efforts.

Reducing Risk and Promoting Resilience in Warriors, Family and Community Following a Suicide

Harnessing New Media and Social Networking for Suicide Prevention

Department of Defense/Veterans Administration Suicide Prevention Conference, Washington, DC, 1/2010

Military Civilian Collaboration for Suicide Prevention, NH Annual Suicide Prevention Conference, Lincoln, NH, 11/2009

Reducing Risk and Promoting Resilience and Healing After a Suicide, Defense Centers on Excellence Global Video/Teleconference, Roslyn, VA 9/2009

Recognize and Connect: Combining Military and Civilian Resources and Strategies to Prevent Suicide, NH National Guard, Concord, NH 9/2009

Reducing Risk and Promoting Resilience and Healing After a Suicide, Department of Defense Joint Forces Family Readiness Conference, Chicago, IL 9/2009

New Media and Suicide Prevention, Panelist, National Conference on Health Communication Marketing and Media SAMHSA/CDC, Atlanta, GA 8/2009

Reducing Risk and Promoting Resilience and Healing After a Suicide, Maryland Army Reserve National Guard, Camp Fretterd, Reistertown, MD 7/2009

New Media and Its Impact on Suicide Prevention and Postvention, Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) New Media Summit, Washington, MD 5/2009

Keynote: Connect, A Community-Based Approach To Suicide Prevention,

Working with Media and New Technology

Suicide Postvention IS Suicide Prevention

Iowa State Suicide Prevention Conference, Altoona, IA 4/2009

Supporting Our Troops!  Blending Civilian and Military Culture and Resources to Prevent Suicides for National Guard Soldiers and Soldiers Receiving Treatment from Wounds Sustained in Iraq and Afghanistan, American Association of Suicidology Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA 4/2009

Safe Messaging and Promoting Responsible Reporting of Suicide, Idaho Teleconference Series, 4/2009

Keynote: A Model For Community Based Suicide Prevention, Connecticut Suicide Prevention Conference, Cromwell, CT 9/2008

Community Based Response to Suicide, Texas Suicide Prevention Symposium, San Antonio, TX 6/2008