Suicide Prevention

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 support@kognito.com 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:

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)             

Now Matters Now: suppported by AFSP and includes information about dialectial behavioral therapy (DBT) skills

It Gets Better   : LGBTQ+ focused   

UNH It Gets Better: LGBTQ+ focused

Let's Get Rid of the Stigma: Suicide Awareness

Kognito: UNH has available free 7 online suicide prevention training programs available for anyone to partipcate in currently.  Please visit the PACS homepage for login instructions.

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 Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI)

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education                                                        

Suicide Prevention Resource Center                               

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:  800-273-TALK (8255) : 24/7 mental health crisis hotlines - that includes support for veterans and individuals with hearing impairments

Preventing Suicide and Reducing Emotional Distress

Suicide Prevention Article

Take 5 to Save Lives

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

ULifeline

You Matter