Derry council approves grant for suicide prevention
The grant is provided through the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, through its relationship with a private donor. It will not impact the town financially, according to officials.
“I just want to say with substance abuse at historic levels and online bullying an all-time epidemic, I think this is an excellent grant, and thank you for bringing it forward,” Bourdon said.
“The town will benefit from a suicide prevention initiative,” she said, adding that the training programs provide another layer of mental health resources for Derry’s young people.
Councilors have also voted 6-0 to allow the health department to apply for a grant of up to $2,000 to help strengthen the delivery of substance abuse prevention, treatment and recovery services in Derry. The funds would also help provide for the professional development of the town’s substance misuse coordinator.
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