To access free, online training in suicide prevention that UNH has access to, please connect to the Kognito programs. These programs can assist faculty, staff and students to better identify and refer at risk students to PACS and other resources. At the link above, instructions are provided. If you have any technical challenges with the course, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-675-9234. A helpful browser option is Firefox. Also, Kognito will likely not work on Tablets or Smart Phones due to Flash Player needs.
When someone is feeling so much overwhelming, emotional pain, they sometimes considers suicide as a way to end thepain. A suicide attempt is often a way to cope with the pain and communicate the need for more social support – AND SHOULD ALWAYS BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY. Suicidal thoughts, feelings and behaviors can often be the only ways the person can think of to communicate they feelings and the only answers to solving very challenging, unbearable problems.
If you or someone you care about are having these kinds of feelings please contact us (if you are a UNH student) or call the Suicide Prevention Hotline at 800-273-TALK (8255). If you'd prefer to start with some online information, please look at these resources:
Now Matters Now: suppported by AFSP and includes information about dialectial behavioral therapy (DBT) skills
UNH It Gets Better: LGBTQ+ focused
Let's Get Rid of the Stigma: Suicide Awareness
Warning Signs: Health and Human Serivces
Campus Suicide Prevention Committee (CSPC): The CSPC consists of a group of people from within and beyond UNH focused on increasing awareness of suicide, reducing stigma connected to mental health challenges and treatment, promoting the Kognito programs, as well as decreasing the risk of suicide within the UNH community. The CSPC is co-chaired by Belle Vukovich Kenoyer (Assistant Director, Residential Life), Amanda Fontaine (PhD Candidate, Sociology) and Sean/Sem Moundas (Assistant Director of Outreach and Assessment at UNH PACS) Meetings generally occur once monthly.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (8255) : 24/7 mental health crisis hotlines - that includes support for veterans and individuals with hearing impairments
Trevor Project (for LGBTQ+ youth): hotline (866-488-7386) and chat function available
Trevor Project information about suicide prevention
Trans LifeLine: US: 877-565-8860; Canada: 877-330-6366