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State Suicide Prevention Annual Report
The 2008 NH Suicide Prevention Annual Report is the result of the collaborative work of many groups, committees and organizations in NH who have dedicated time and resources to study the issue of suicide in our state and to look at prevention and postvention across the lifespan. Efforts have included: an depth review of individual cases and data, a variety of outreach methods through traditional as well as new electronic media; the joining of state systems, key service providers and communities in an integrated, cohesive approach to prevention; education and training that promotes best practices at all levels of our work and understanding the efficacy of the many direct interventions that occur daily throughout New Hampshire.

Our progress is built on the working relationships between all of those affected and all of those able to effect change, including families and those living with mental illness or a loss to suicide; health care providers, media, first responders, law enforcement, military, faith leaders, educators, social service providers, legislators, funeral directors, the Chief Medical Examiner and even gun shop owners and firearms instructors. NH has made great gains in supporting and bringing forward the voices of survivors-those who have lost someone to suicide-to understand and support them and reduce the isolation that often comes with their profound grief.

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