Poster campaign aims to reduce stigma of mental illness

September 17, 2018

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Student athletes from around New Hampshire are being featured on posters to reduce the stigma of mental illness.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock, the state Department of Education and the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association on Monday will unveil a statewide poster campaign designed to help high school students identify and ask for help with emotional and mental health issues. It’s part of an awareness campaign called R.E.A.C.T, an acronym that urges people to Recognize the signs, Express concern, Act now, Care enough to follow up and Text for more help.

Gov. Chris Sununu will join education, health and athletic association officials, and student athletes at the Statehouse on Monday to show off the posters.

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