Painful days lead to a moment to celebrate for families affected by suicide

After years of pressure from lawmakers, mental health organizations and families who have lost loved ones, schools in New Hampshire are now required to provide suicide prevention training to staff and create policies for responding to student suicides. “I know I speak for many people in saying it’s been a long time and at times a painful wait for this bill to come to fruition and to see suicide prevention education in New Hampshire become law,” said Ken Norton, executive director of NAMI-NH in the Executive Council chambers in the State House on Friday. “Today is certainly a day to celebrate.”