Please join us in congratulating Al Carbonneau for receiving the Kathleen Sherman Award at the NAMI NH Suicide Prevention Conference. Al was chosen for this award because of all his hard work and dedication to serving this population and going above and beyond to help those in need.
Originally hired as part time residential and hotline counselor in June 2002, Al became Residential Manager within a few months, and remained in that role until 2014. Since February 2020, Al has been in the role of Hotline Manager. He is a Certified Recovery Coach, and has taken part in multiple trainings throughout the years including Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
In 2017, this award was created in honor of Kathleen Sherman who is remembered as an amazing woman, caring mother, dedicated nurse, Navy Veteran, and active volunteer. The Kathleen Sherman Memorial Award will be awarded annually to a Survivor of Suicide Loss Speaker or a Suicide Prevention Champion at the NH Suicide Prevention Conference, with a plaque being displayed at the NAMI NH office in Concord, NH.