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. Connor’s Climb Foundation is the result of their love of 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.
To provide suicide prevention education to New Hampshire youth and the community.
Connor’s Climb Foundation does this by raising awareness, reducing the stigma around mental health, and equipping youth, educators, and communities with tools and resources focused on the vulnerable age group of 10-24 year olds.
We collaborate with teachers and schools, the public, and the mental health system to ensure that the young people of New Hampshire have the life-saving resources needed to prevent suicide.
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 youth in need of supportive services either reach out for them, or get referred to them by a peer, coach, teacher or other trusted adult.
Our goal is to ensure that the youth of New Hampshire do not reach the point of crisis. Instead, they will know the warning signs of suicide, and they will know what to do when they see those signs in themselves or someone else. We are grateful to have you as our partners in this important work!