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Learn About Mission and Meetings of the Suicide Prevention Council of NH

The mission of the Suicide Prevention Council (SPC) is to reduce the incidence of suicide in NH by accomplishing the goals of the NH Suicide Prevention Plan:

  1. Raise public and professional awareness of suicide prevention;
  2. Address the mental health and substance abuse needs of all residents;
  3. Address the needs of those affected by suicide; and
  4. Promote policy change.

In 2008, the SPC was legislatively established and signed into law by Governor John Lynch. The SPC is required to report annually on its progress to both the Governor and the legislature, thereby assisting NH in sustaining the attention that suicide prevention efforts should receive given its impact on NH residents. The group meets 6 times per year.

Additional information about the SPC can be found here.