Upper Valley Mental Health Resource Guide

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  • If you or a loved one are struggling with mental illness, you are not alone. Do not lose hope. Recovery is possible and help is available.
  • Disclaimer: This website is the work of volunteers. It is not an official NAMI website. The NAMI website can be found here.
  • NAMI NH Upper Valley Support Group for Family Members, Donna Stamper, 603-863-2621
    • Meeting Time: 2nd Monday of each month, 5:45 to 7:45 pm THE IN PERSON SUPPORT GROUP MEETING HAS BEEN REPLACED WITH AN ONLINE ONE USING ZOOM. For more information, contact Donna Stamper at 603-863-2621 or email her at dstamp4@comcast.net for specifics on how to participate. (Note: the monthly Wednesday evening support group meetings have been discontinued effective February 26, 2020.)
    • Email contact: Donna Stamper, dstamp4@comcast.net
    • Groups are led by a trained volunteer facilitator who is a family member. Through affiliates around the state, NAMI NH offers supports groups to family members and parents who have a loved one with mental illness. (Note: This resource guide is the project of a few members of the Lebanon support group.)
  • NAMI NH Upper Valley Connection Peer to Peer Support Group, NAMIconnectionUV@gmail.com or dbsa.uppervalley@gmail.com
    • Meeting Times: 2nd Monday of each month 5:45 to 7:15 pm and last Wednesday of each month, 5:45 to 7:15 pm
    • Location: Dartmouth Hitchcock, Auditorium B (may vary, please check main entrance info desk to confirm)
    • Email contact: NAMIconnectionUV@gmail.com or dbsa.uppervalley@gmail.com
    • Group is led by trained volunteer facilitators who are consumers in recovery. The purpose of the group is to bring consumers together to learn from and support one another in their recovery journey.
  • Onward NH
    • Onward NH, a NAMI NH site provides information about mental health resources in NH as well as educational videos for those with mental illness, their family members and friends, providers, and educators.
  • The local NAMI NH support group for families maintains this web page to provide current information about mental health resources available in the Upper Connecticut River Valley (NH towns: Claremont, Cornish, Plainfield, Lebanon, Hanover, Newport, New London, Grantham, Lyme, Orford; VT towns: Springfield, Hartland, Hartford, White River Junction, Wilder, Norwich, Thetford, Fairlee, Bradford). We do not have all the answers you seek and cannot guarantee a successful outcome for your loved one, but we can share what we’ve learned about the agencies, organizations, and programs that offer help and support in what can be a long and lonely journey. You may find helpful Dr. Lloyd Sederer's Ted Talk, "When Mental Illness Enters the Family" click here.
  • Disclaimer: The people maintaining this site have family members coping with mental illness. We do our best to share what we know about services in our area, but we cannot guarantee this information is accurate or current, nor do we endorse a particular course of action. Every circumstance is unique and every person and family coping with mental illness must determine which resources are best suited to their needs.

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Service providers, case managers, educators, clergy members, law enforcement personnel, primary care providers and all others who help those struggling with their own or a family member’s mental illness: you can help us share this information. We have created business cards with this site’s URL and are happy to supply you with cards to hand out. To request cards, please complete the contact form and we will mail or deliver cards as soon as we can. Thank you for your help.

In Case of Emergency

  • For life-threatening emergencies, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room
  • Suicide Hotline: 800-273-TALK (8255)
  • New Hampshire
    • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Psychiatric Associates (DHMC) emergency line: 800-556-6249
    • Headrest emergency line: 800-273-TALK, teen line 800-639-6095
    • West Central Behavioral Health Services emergency line: 800-564-2578
    • NH Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services Crisis Counselor: 800-804-0909
    • WISE Domestic Violence Crisis Hotline: 866-348-9473
  • Vermont
  • National
    • National Institute of Mental Health, toll-free,24/7, 1-800-273-TALK (8255) OR text HOME to 741741 to be connected to a counselor.

Information and Referral Organizations in New Hampshire

  • NHCarePath
    • An online guide by NH's Department of Health and Human Services to diverse services in NH, including: finding services, caregivers, developmental disability services, elderly services, payment for services options, places to live, medicaid, mental/emotional/behavioral health, legal rights, drug/alcohol concerns, transportation, and veteran/military supports.
  • Service Link, 1-866-634-9412 toll free
    • ServiceLink is a program of the NH Department of Health and Human Services. Through contracts with local agencies around the state, ServiceLink helps individuals access and make connections to long term services and supports, access family caregiver information and supports, explore options and understand and access Medicare and Medicaid. ServiceLink is designated as New Hampshire’s Aging and Disability Resource Center and the NHCarePath Full Service Access Partner providing services for individuals of all ages, income levels and abilities and administers programs and services such as Information Referral and Assistance, Options Counseling, NH Family Caregiver Program, State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), and Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP)
  • New Hampshire 2-1-1, 866-444-4211
    • Mailing Address: P. O. Box 211, Manchester, NH 03105
    • 2-1-1 NH connects callers at no cost, to information about critical health and human services available in their community. NH citizens can call 2-1-1 and speak to an information and referral specialist.
  • NH Guide for Accessing Addiction & Mental Health Services
    • Recognizing there is a growing need to educate consumers with health insurance coverage in New Hampshire about how to navigate addiction and mental health care services, the University of New Hampshire School of Law and UNH’s Institute for Health Policy and Practice, in collaboration with the nonprofit New Futures, have developed a guide to help individuals and families in the state access addiction and mental health care services.
  • Veterans Outreach Program in WRJ, Vermont (Includes Mobile Unit), Serves VT & NH
    • Contact: Morgana Isenberg, Veterans Outreach Program Specialist, 802-295-2908 x2507, Morgana.Isenberg@va.gov
    • Location: 118 Prospect Street, Suite 100, WRJ, VT 05001

Information and Referral Organizations in Vermont

  • Veterans Outreach Program in WRJ, Vermont (Includes Mobile Unit), Serves VT & NH
    • Contact: Morgana Isenberg, Veterans Outreach Program Specialist, 802-295-2908 x2507, Morgana.Isenberg@va.gov
    • Location: 118 Prospect Street, Suite 100, WRJ, VT 05001

Mental Health Resources (click on link below to access information)