By Lois R. Shea, Senior Writer and Content Manager |
“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.
Jeanne Hruska, ACLU-NH's policy director, is a policy wonk with a tenacious streak
Moms and babies affected by the state's opioid crisis are getting wraparound treatment and services in a midwife-created program at North Conway's Memorial Hospital
James Vara of the NH Attorney General's office was awarded the Caroline and Martin Gross Fellowship to attend the “Senior Executives in State and Local Government” seminar at the John F. Kennedy School of Government in 2018. He reflects on the experience
Here are just a few examples of what happens in New Hampshire communities when people give, and work, together
Patty Hood, who has spent her career devoted to Berlin's students, has been awarded the annual Louise Tillotson Teaching Fellowship, which recognizes excellence in public-school teaching
Giving hard-working New Hampshire kids a roadmap to success
Heather Drolet, 2017 Christa McAuliffe Sabbatical recipient, developed the NH Kids Code curriculum and Confident Coders after-school program. She reflects on her sabbatical year demonstrating those programs and sharing her curricula in schools all over the state
During October, "Solutions Journalism" series explored "hub-and-spoke" lessons from neighboring Vermont, how Manchester's ACERT team is helping children who have been exposed to trauma, and more
Portsmouth sculptor awarded grant that helps cultivate the Piscataqua region’s arts community, boost artists’ careers and helps keep them living and working in the area
The Upper Saco Valley Land Trust works to make sure that North Country farmland remains farmland forever
Diane and her family got stable, affordable housing through Twin Pines Housing. Which meant that she was able to focus on getting well and finding a good job
Lakes Region Child Care provides high-quality early education to 424 infants and children from 28 towns