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Thank you for attending the 2021 Annual NH Suicide Prevention Conference. This page includes links and downloadable handouts for items mentioned at the conference. It is not intended to be a complete list of all available resources, nor should the inclusion of a resource on this list be seen as an endorsement of the item. If you have any items to contribute to this list, please contact

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Handouts and Workshop Materials (if available)

Day One

Morning Workshops

Ethical Concerns in Working with Individuals at Risk for Suicide: Looking Across the Lifespan – Ann Duckless

Understanding ACEs and the Positive Experiences that can Help Buffer the Impact of ACES on Adult Mental and Behavioral Health – Larry McCullough

Issues in Young Adult Mental Health and Treatment Seeking – Amanda L. C. Fontaine

Afternoon Workshops

Widening the Lens: Exploring the Ethical Implications of Equity in Suicide Prevention – Pata Suyemoto and Jennifer Kelliher

Balance and Harmony: An Experiential Workshop – Ann Bliss
Bridging the Gap: New and Established Clinician Perspectives in Dialogue – Facilitated by Diane L. Vaccarello

Day Two

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Welcome and Messages from Local Partners and Programs and Kathleen Sherman Memorial Award (included in welcome and opening remarks video)

Panel Presentation

Honesty With Safety: Youth Voice through the Magnifying Voices Expressive Arts Contest

Opening Plenary

Breaking Silences and Living Out Loud: The Healing Journey of an Asian American Woman – Pata Suyemoto

Live Workshops

Self-care During Times of Isolation and Building Resiliency for Challenging Times – Jeanne Venuti

Peer Support for First Responders – Russ Conte, Seth Gahr, and Mark Proulx

On-Demand Workshops

Suicide Prevention for People with Developmental Disabilities and Mental Health Needs – Isadora Rodriguez-Legendre and Austyn Blais-Cameron

Increasing Protective Factors to Bolster Suicide Prevention for LGBTQ+ Youth – Maura McGowan and Marissa Carlson

Meet our 2021 Conference Supporters

Groups Recover Together

NH Council on Developmental Disabilities

NH Division of Community Based Military Programs
Department of Military Affairs and Veterans Services

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