|Congresswoman Annie Kuster hosted Susan Stearns, Executive Director of NAMI New Hampshire, as her guest to the State of the Union to highlight the importance of mental health resources for communities across New Hampshire. Being invited as a guest to the State of the Union is a rare and special honor.
As Susan shared, “We are grateful for the Congresswoman’s steadfast support of Granite Staters affected by mental illness and suicide—including her assistance in securing a Congressional Directive Spending Project to expand access to NAMI NH’s nationally recognized best-practice Connect Suicide Prevention Program. While our collective mental health needs have never been greater, I am heartened that these issues are being thoughtfully addressed by so many, and leaders like Rep. Kuster are raising the critical importance of mental health and suicide prevention in our national dialogue. While these times are challenging, we know that our collective efforts will bring mental illness and suicide out of the shadows—changing, and even saving, lives.”