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Survivors of Suicide - NH Community Health and Healing Fund

The Community Health and Healing Fund is provided through funding from the NH Bureau of Behavioral Health and SAMHSA Garrett Lee Smith Suicide Prevention Grant to support three core NH survivor activities coordinated through the NAMI NH Connect Program: the annual survivor newsletter, the NH Survivors of Suicide Speaker’s Bureau, and the annual AFSP Survivor’s of Suicide Teleconference. Any additional monies can be applied for by individuals and communities for financial support for other activities and events that provide support to survivors or communities following a suicide event or suicidal behavior.

These funds are intended to assist individuals or communities promote health and healing following a suicide death.

The purpose of these funds is to fill gaps in regularly available funding and services. Therefore, it is not intended to limit the types of qualifying services or interventions. To qualify, however, they must be consistent with at least one of the following: Connect protocols, the NH Suicide Prevention State Plan or the mission of the SPC. Examples of appropriate services would include:

  • provide technical assistance or act as a facilitator to a community following a suicide;
  • purchase of books or training materials;
  • publicity or refreshments for a community forum/support group/education presentation;
  • work with media to educate on media guidelines.

For additional criteria information and the application form, click here .