IHoP-NH – In the Hallways of Power-NH
InDepthNH.org’s Paula Tracy talks every week with people from around New Hampshire who come to the State House and Legislative Office Building in Concord about why they do so.
We call her video column In the Hallways of Power, IHoP-NH.
CONCORD — On May Day, the fourth grade of the Christa McAuliffe School marched down the street from their school to the State House to sing “Count on Me” on the granite steps in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month.
The focus of the launch event was on children’s mental health. The adults wore green T-shirts that read that one in five children suffers from a mental illness.
“I told them they were representing all the children in the state and that it was quite an honor,” said Eileen Guzman, music teacher, who accompanied them.
The event included remarks from First Lady Valerie Sununu and was organized by NAMI NH, NH Children’s Behavioral Health Collaborative, Riverbend, and the state Department of Education.