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. The Connor’s Climb Foundation (CCF) 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.
We do this by raising awareness, reducing stigma, and equipping youth, educators, and communities with tools and resources focused on the vulnerable age group of 10-24 year olds.
The Connor’s Climb Foundation works to raise awareness and provide education for youth suicide prevention throughout New Hampshire. CCF collaborates 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.
CCF promotes awareness and understanding that suicide is preventable. We work to increase knowledge about the warning signs of suicide and indicators of emotional distress in our youth. Through the implementation of suicide education programs in New Hampshire schools, CCF helps educators and students foster help-seeking behaviors so that our youth in need of supportive services either reach out for them, or get referred to them by a peer, coach, teacher or any other person in their community.