Opening the Door on Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data

Campaign Overview

The Dover Coalition for Youth has partnered with Dover High School to share Youth Risk Behavior Survey data. The campaign is intended to

  • Translate YRBS data in a way that is easy for school staff to understand and relate to their daily work
  • Provide resources and best practices on what we can do to address these challenges
  • Deliver a Call to Action that allows for simple and concrete activities that help build protective factors among students and staff

The campaign consists of

  • One Page Data Brief on topic of the month
  • Weekly Data Bites with Call to Action activities
  • Incentives and in person exchange opportunities

Data Briefs

Each month there will be an identified topic of concern. The Coalition will prepare a one page data brief that summaries what we know, why it matters, what we can do and resources.

Mental Health data brief (January 2023)

Adverse Childhood Experiences (February/March 2023)

Call to Action

The weekly Call to Action activities are designed to be simple activities that promote protective factors among students and staff. Each activity falls under the category of observe, connect, reflect or network.

After school staff complete the activities they fill out a simple google form about it and are entered to win gift cards to local businesses.

Week Call to Action


Resources In Your School

Community Resources

  • NH Rapid Response – Centralized contact center available 24/7 for individuals experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis. Call or text 833-710-6477 or visit
  • 988 – Suicide and crisis lifeline available 24 hours a day, just dial 988 or visit 
  • Dover Mental Health Alliance – Local organization working to tackle stigma and shine a light on the importance of mental wellbeing. They offer trainings and opportunities to take action locally.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness NH Chapter– Provides support, education and advocacy for people affected by mental illness and suicide.

Suicide Prevention Resources

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline– call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
  • Veterans Crisis Line– veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.
  • Crisis Text Line– free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the US to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.
  • Trans Lifeline– call 1-877-565-8860 for a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Trans Lifeline volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs community members might have.
  • Disaster Distress Helpline– call 1-800-985-5990 for a 24/7 national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster.
  • The Trevor Project– a national 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth. If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, call 1-866-488-7386 to connect with a trained counselor.
  • The LGBT National Help Center– call 1-888-843-4564. Open to callers of all ages. Provides peer-counseling, information, and local resources.