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Public News Service - NH: Mental Health

Depression, anxiety and self-harm can be early warning signs of a teen at risk of suicide. (TaniaVdB/Pixabay)

SEACOAST, N.H. – Two workshops offering training in teen suicide prevention are coming up next month in the Portsmouth area. Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among teens in New Hampshire, after accidental death. Exeter Hospital is funding the workshops as part of a four-year init

Curbing LGBTQ youth suicide is a major goal of support organizations and some doctors in the Granite State.<br />(PICCSR/flckr).

EXETER, N.H. — Suicide is the second leading cause of death for Granite Staters between the ages of 10 and 34. And efforts are under way to curb the problem for LGBTQ youth, who the Centers for Disease Control reports are three times more likely to contemplate taking their own lives. Dr. Bo

Cyber bullies don't take a summer break, and parents can help kids reduce their risks by limiting screen time. (Home of Fixers/Flckr)

MANCHESTER, N.H. – It once happened mostly in schoolyards, but now bullies also launch their attacks on the Web - and those attacks can intensify during the summer break. Traci Belanger is a licensed mental health clinician in New England. She says with one click, information can go to hundr

New Hampshire Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Thomas Andrew says the state recorded more than 500 opioid overdose deaths in 2016. (Kay Andrew)

CONCORD, N.H. -- New England is in the grips of an opioid drug epidemic, and a medical examiner who's been on the job for two decades says it's hard to separate accidental overdoses from cases of suicide. Dr. Thomas Andrew has spent much of his medical career calling attention to the issue. He sa

Chris and Bonnie Wade are among the more than 8,000 New Hampshire grandparents raising their grandkids, and they're looking for help from state lawmakers. (Courtesy of Wade Family)

CONCORD, N.H. — In a phenomenon driven largely by the opioid epidemic, more New Hampshire grandparents are raising their grandchildren, and they’re hoping state lawmakers will offer some help this legislative session. Chris Wade and his wife Bonnie are among the more-than 8,000 grandpa

Opponents of a measure to repeal the Granite State's concealed carry gun law say it would put public safety at risk. (Moms Demand Action NH)

CONCORD, N.H. – This is the legislative priority? That's what opponents of a measure to repeal the state's concealed carry gun law are asking as the measure appears ready to advance in the state Senate. The vote in the full Senate could come as early as next week, and Zandra Rice Hawkins,

Local advocates have spotted a spike in two factors that can contribute to the risk of suicide for young people in the Granite State. It will be a major issue at next month's 13th Annual Suicide Prevention Conference. (Miskatonic/Wikimedia Commons)

CONCORD, N. H. – It isn't a major jump, but mental-health professionals have detected a convergence in two key attitudes that can increase the risk of suicide for young New Hampshire residents. One of the tools suicide-prevention counselors use is the responses students give to surveys that a

Suicide Prevention Hotline employee Joshua Drummond is among those provided free 24/7 help to Granite Staters in crisis. (Headrest)

CONCORD, N.H. – Help is available around the clock, ready to do risk assessment and provide immediate, free help for Granite Staters who are thinking of dying by suicide. Caleb Kelton, who coordinates the National Suicide Prevention Hotline in New Hampshire, says events that can plunge peopl

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