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Call/Text 1-833-710-6477 – If you or someone you care about is experiencing a mental health and/or substance use crisis, you can call and speak to trained and caring clinical staff. You’ll be served by compassionate providers from mental health centers in your community who can help you access vital resources in an emergency.
211 NH is a statewide comprehensive, information and referral service. Specially trained Information and Referral Specialists are available to provide information regarding the most up to date resources 24 hours, 365 days a year. Multilingual assistance and TDD access are also available.
Call or text 988 for 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. (Chat option is also available at 988lifeline.org).
The 10 Community Mental Health Centers (CMHCs) in New Hampshire are private, not-for-profit agencies that have contracted with the NH Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Behavioral Health (BBH). They provide publicly funded mental health services to individuals and families who meet criteria.
NITEO is an intensive, one-semester program supporting young adults who live with a mental health condition to develop wellness tools, academic skills, resilience, and work-readiness. Since its inception in 2014, hundreds of students have graduated from the program and moved on to thrive in higher education and meaningful work.
HOPE – Helping Overcome Psychosis Early
HOPE is a treatment program offered by multiple NH Community Mental Health Centers. It is a collaborative, team-based approach to early psychosis care that includes case management, family education, individual therapy, medication management, and supported education and employment.
Center for Life Management, Derry/Salem
Coordinator: Sandy Norton, email@example.com
Team Lead: Ashley O’Donnell, 603-965-0675, firstname.lastname@example.org
Greater Nashua Mental Health, Nashua
Coordinators: Samantha Mulvey, 603-889-6147, Ext. 3266 and Christine Ferrer, Ext. 3206
Monadnock Family Services, Keene
Coordinator: Lyla Austin, 603-357-4400, Ext. 673, email@example.com
Seacoast Mental Health Center, Portsmouth/Exeter
Coordinators: Karla LaRochelle 603-957-5873, firstname.lastname@example.org, and Patty Driscoll, 603-957-5796, email@example.com
The Peer Support Agencies (PSAs) are located throughout New Hampshire. Peer support services are provided by and for people with a mental illness and are designed to assist people with their recovery. Peer support consists of supportive interactions based on shared experience and is intended to assist people to understand their potential to achieve their personal goals.
The Hearing Voices Network (HVN) USA is part of an international collaboration which incorporates a fundamental belief that the experience of hearing voices and other unusual or extreme experiences may be understood in a variety of ways. They incorporate the HVN approach to provide support, education, and training.
Callers are connected with, or can leave a message for, one of the trained NAMI NH staff. These individuals can help answer questions and provide specific information on NAMI NH programs and supports. They can also provide contact information for local community and national resources. Please note: This is not a hotline or a crisis service but is a phone line for families and individuals affected by mental illness/emotional disorders.
NAMI NH has built and helps maintain strong support networks throughout the state that are made up of people who have “been there”—they have personal experience with mental illness. Families and friends can participate in support groups that provide education and hope. There are also groups specifically for adults whose loved ones are experiencing psychosis. Learn more about the early psychosis Online Family Support Group and closed Facebook group.
The FEP/ESMI Initiative has a Monthly Stakeholder Workgroup which meets on the third Tuesday of each month from 5:30-7:00 pm. The group’s focus is to help guide the FEP/ESMI Initiative, including public education and statewide early psychosis treatment.
All are welcome to join. For more information, please contact Michelle Wagner, firstname.lastname@example.org.