The Connect Program

Nationally Recognized Suicide Prevention Program from The Connect Program

The Connect Program has been nationally recognized as a best practice and as a model program for comprehensive suicide prevention

Comprehensive training curriculum including:

  • Prevention and intervention
  • Postvention (promoting healing and reducing risk after a suicide).
  • SurvivorVoices: Sharing the Story of Suicide Loss program trains survivors of suicide loss how to safely share their story privately and publicly.

A public health, socio-ecological approach that looks at the individual, family, community and society.  While a suicide is the act of an individual, it occurs in the context of and impacts that person’s relationships, community, and the larger society and culture.

Cross-training includes lecture, interactive case scenarios, activities, facilitated discussion, printed materials, and best practice protocols.  

Integrates of key aspects of the National Strategy of Suicide Prevention (NSSP).  

More than “just training”, Connect helps you understand how systems work and how to collaborate across systems to create an integrated community response.

Training that can be customized to meet the needs of your community or organization.  Connect goes beyond   a “one size fits all” tool box, manual, or on-line seminar.

Interactive training from master trainers/clinicians in the field of mental health.

Consultative and collaborative approach.  We work with you to ensure the training fits your culture.  We consult up-front to maximize buy-in from potential participants, assess readiness, examine relationships within your community or organization, and advise on recruiting participants.

Uses evidence-supported best practice protocols designed for service providers and community members.

Developed and operated by National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – New Hampshire.

Connect trainers travel nationally and internationally to your location.

Disclaimer: This website is not intended to be a substitute for a professional evaluation of any individual deemed to be suicidal. If you or someone you know is in crisis, go to Get Help.