Suicide Prevention & Support

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New Hampshire

  • NH Survivor of Suicide Loss Support Groups, Becky McEnany, 603-225-5359
    • Email:
    • There are many support groups across New Hampshire for those who have lost a family member or friend to suicide. Some groups are peer-facilitated and others are led by professional counselors, all are comprised of fellow survivors who can offer great comfort through conversation and discussion of issues unique to bereavement of suicide. There are also general grief support groups for both adults and children that are not specific to suicide but address issues of grief and loss. Internet support groups offer another option for people who live in rural areas or prefer tapping into support from home or at different hours.
  • Upper Valley Survivors of Suicide, Lebanon, NH
    • Michael Whitman, (603) 795-4435, or Mary-Anne Johnson, (802) 484-7719
    • This support group is for those who have lost a family member, relative or friend to suicide. The Upper Valley Survivors of Suicide meet on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at DHMC.
  • Victims Inc, 603-335-7777
    • Email:
    • Victims Inc provides individuals who are specially trained to assist survivors of a sudden and traumatic death. They are sometimes able to provide immediate in-home support (especially in the Rochester/Seacoast area) to families dealing with the suicide of a loved one. They also sponsor a weekend overnight grief camp for children ages 6-15 in Rochester called Camp Purple Parachute.


  • Vermont Suicide Prevention Center, 802-254-6590
    • Email:
    • The Vermont Department of Mental Health (DMH) is working in partnership with the Center for Health and Learning (CHL) to continue the development of the Vermont Suicide Prevention Center (VT-SPC), a state-wide resource fostering a sustainable approach to suicide prevention in Vermont. The existing body of advisors and stakeholders for the VT-SPC is the Vermont Suicide Prevention Coalition (VSPC). This coalition represents a broad array of constituents, including state and private agencies, institutions of higher education, a variety of professions, and survivors of suicide. Its Mission: To create health promoting communities in which schools, Institutions of Higher Education, public and private agencies and people of all ages have the knowledge, attitudes, skills and resources to reduce the risk for suicide. Its Purpose: To support state-wide suicide prevention efforts and help local communities implement the recommendations of the Vermont Suicide Prevention Platform using data-driven evidence-based practices.

Regional and National

  • Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC), 877-438-7772
    • Location: 43 Foundry Avenue, Waltham, MA 02453
    • The SPRC provides prevention support, training and resources to assist organizations and individuals develop suicide prevention programs, interventions and policies and to advance the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.
  • Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention
    • The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention is the public-private partnership advancing the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. Their website includes information about resources that might be of help in suicide prevention.