Fern Seiden, the school counselor at Thorntons Ferry School in Merrimack, posts positive messages for the students about empathy, problem solving and how to calm down. (Courtesy Photo.)

Fern Seiden, the school counselor at Thorntons Ferry School in Merrimack, posts positive messages for the students about empathy, problem solving and how to calm down. (Courtesy Photo.)

Beyond the stigma: helping kids deal with trauma, suicide danger signs, more professionals entering recovery field and more

"Solutions journalism" series looks at behavioral health and issues related to substance use in New Hampshire

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 September, the series explored how trauma affects children’s developing brains;  how schools are helping kids manage trauma; the programs that help professionals get credentials they need to work in the recovery field; the way a young boy’s life, and his suicide, affected his family; how to spot danger signs of suicide;  student-led anti-bullying and mental health awareness campaigns, and more.

Read the full series here.