Open to Talk

Day One: Reach out for help say survivors of mental health illness

Charlie Olsen is back being an active middle school soccer player as he plays with his sister in the front yard of his home in Auburn last month.

Charlie Olsen, an outgoing seventh-grade student, loved to socialize and be around his friends. But when the pandemic struck, everything changed. Like most kids of his generation, his world instantly became smaller and far more isolated. Read story -->


Day two: Suicide attempt survivor shares story; new resources becoming available

Samantha Captain, co-director of the Step Up Step Down program at On the Road to Wellness, at her dock on Horace Lake in Weare last month. Her organization is a grassroots mental health wellness organization in Manchester.

Inpatient psychiatric beds in New Hampshire have long been scarce, and the pandemic has only exacerbated the situation, forcing people to seek treatment for their mental health conditions in emergency rooms until a bed becomes available. Read story -->


Day three: Turning grief into positive actions

Jeffrey White named the front porch of his Loudon home “Alec’s Porch” in honor of his son.

He was an incredible athlete. He could ski and do front, back, and side flips that would make anyone jealous. In everything he tried, he excelled. He was a daredevil. That’s how Jeffrey White remembers his son Alec. Read story -->

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