Adolescence can be a particularly hard time for many children. They are experiencing many changes, not only in their bodies, but their feelings as well; each child being unique to the other. Some children often feel misunderstood as they struggle through the changes facing them.
Unfortunately, many adolescents have contemplated the idea of suicide, or have had to deal with the tragedy of the loss of a friend or acquaintance to the act of suicide. The whole experience can be hard to understand.
We have devoted a section of our website to providing parents and families with resources pertaining to suicide prevention. By using the links provided, you will learn more about early warning signs, as well as different resources you can utilize if you or someone you know needs support.
Please take a moment to look through some the resources provided.
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Local Crisis Lines
Mental Illness Call: 603-225-5359
Connect Suicide Prevention
National Crisis Lines
A crisis line is a service that provides free, confidential support and resources for people in emotional distress. The service is provided by a trained crisis counselor on the phone and in some cases by text and/or chat. You can call or text for help with someone you're worried about or for yourself. In addition to the resources listed below, some states have their own crisis lines with phone, text and/or chat services. Information for the State of New Hampshire is provided below as well.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Call 800-273-TALK (8255)
Crisis Text Line
Text HOME to 741741
Provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24
Trevor Lifeline: Call 1-866-488-7386
TrevorText: Text TREVOR to 1-202-304-1200