Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention Handout from Oct 2022

Updated Suicide Prevention and Safety Planning Handout March 2023

NH Rapid Response Access Point
988 is a national hotline for mental health emergencies. In NH we also have Rapid Response and Mobile Crisis services. They can be reached by calling 1-833-710-6477.


NH Family Network, for parents and caregivers

Teen and Young Adult resources

Crisis Lines:

New Hampshire Rapid Response (chat available)
Call/Text 1-833-710-6477 Access to mobile crisis services in NH

National Suicide and Crisis Hotline: 988

For LGBTQ+ youth: Trevor Project Hotline 1-866-488-7386 (chat available) or Text ‘START’ to 678-678

Screening and Assessment Resources:


Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale (multiple versions based on role)

General Resources:

Example Safety Plan templates:

Characteristics of Suicide Risk in Young Children:

Newsletter from Child Mind:

AAP Strategies:

School Based:

Curriculum often used in NH schools: Gizmo the Therapy dog (young kids); Connect Suicide (NAMI NH); Signs of Suicide (MS and HS age); Connor’s Climb

For Parents:

From AAP:

How to talk to your child about a suicide attempt (developmentally appropriate categories):

Developmental Understanding:

Websites we recommend:

Suicide Prevention Resource Center:

You Matter Health blog run by teens
Post about Safety Planning for Teens ; Website for creating your own safety plan

National website re: children’s mental health resources:

Family Acceptance Project (for supporting families of LGBTQ+ youth)