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Connor's Climb Foundation

In the aftermath of a suicide, family, friends and communities respond in different ways.  When Connor Ball died by suicide in October of 2011, his family and friends decided that no one else should experience such a profound and life-altering loss.  The Connor’s Climb Foundation (CCF) is the result of their love for Connor and their commitment to end youth suicide

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people between the ages of 10 and 24.  There is good news, though: suicide is preventable

Mission

To provide suicide prevention education to New Hampshire youth and the community.

Vision

To ensure that access to suicide prevention education is available to all New Hampshire youth.

Values

Integration.  Integrate evidence-based suicide prevention education and awareness programming into NH schools.

Support.  Empower the community to be a resource for all youth by providing education on the signs and risk factors of suicide.

Stigma Reduction. Create a safe and supportive environment for all youth by ensuring open communication, and lessoning the stigma of mental health issues. 

Connor’s Climb Foundation works to raise awareness and provide education for youth suicide prevention in New Hampshire by collaborating with teachers and schools, the public, and mental health professionals to ensure that the young people of New Hampshire have the life-saving resources needed to prevent suicide.

Connor’s Climb Foundation promotes awareness and understanding that suicide is preventable.  We work to increase knowledge about the warning signs of suicide and indicators of emotional distress in our youth. Through the implementation of suicide education programs in New Hampshire schools, Connor’s Climb Foundation helps educators and students foster help-seeking behaviors so that our youth in need of supportive services either reach out for them, or get referred to them by a peer, coach, teacher or any other person in their community.

  • Over 10,000 New Hampshire youth have gone through the evidence-based Signs of Suicide program provided by Connor's Climb Foundation
  • Over 900 New Hampshire educators have gone through have gone through the evidence-based Signs of Suicide program provided by Connor's Climb Foundation
  • To date, 30 New Hampshire schools have been provided the evidence-based Signs of Suicide program provided by Connor's Climb Foundation
  • The work of Connor's Climb Foundation featured on New Hampshire Chronicle in December 2015
  • Connor's Climb Foundation Board President, Tara Ball, recognized as a 2015 NH Red Cross Hero
Posted on: Thursday, March 17, 2016

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