Christine Tappan, assistant commissioner of human services at the Department of Health and Human Services, discusses how individuals will be able to access a broad range of services for substance abuse disorder. (Photo courtesy of Union Leader.)

Christine Tappan, assistant commissioner of human services at the Department of Health and Human Services, discusses how individuals will be able to access a broad range of services for substance abuse disorder. (Photo courtesy of Union Leader.)

Exploring solutions: help for kids, new hubs planned for care, suicide prevention and more

"Beyond the Stigma" series in the New Hampshire Union Leader takes a "solutions journalism" approach to reporting on addiction and behavioral health

Beyond The Stigma” is a year-long series sponsored by the New Hampshire Solutions Journalism Lab at the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications and funded by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, the New Hampshire chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and private individuals.

During August, the series explored how the Medicaid to Schools program will help kids get the behavioral health treatment they need; how the New Hampshire Council of Churches is stepping in to help; the nine new hubs that will be created to address the crisis with help from federal funds; moving people with behavioral health crises out of emergency rooms emergency rooms; the Firearms Safety Coalition’s suicide-prevention efforts; and more.

Read the full series here.

“Beyond The Stigma” is a year-long series sponsored by the New Hampshire Solutions Journalism Lab at the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications and funded by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, the New Hampshire chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and private individuals.