NH schools scramble to fulfill new suicide prevention mandate from state
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As school administrators prepare for the year ahead, some will have to figure out how to implement a new training requirement around suicide prevention.
The law Gov. Chris Sununu signed on Aug. 2 requires local districts to develop suicide prevention policies that include two hours of training for school staff.
The new requirement isn’t so new for a lot of schools, including Concord High School. Teachers there got training in suicide prevention in 2018 from the National Alliance on Mental Illness, as did educational assistants, said assistant superintendent Donna Palley. She said Concord has also trained a group of students.