For Young Adults

We hear you and there’s help and hope in NH.


Being a young adult—a person of the age 18-25 years old—brings with it many opportunities and many stressors. It is a time of exploration and challenge to figure out who you “are” and what you want for your life: an education, meaningful work, love, friendship, and a place to live. Maybe have some fun in there, too.

It feels hard for a lot of young adults not only in New Hampshire, but around the world. You’re not alone – others feel this struggle too. You don’t have to figure this out by yourself. Even though it feels hard – you’ve got this and we’ve got your back.


Need help now?
It’s okay to ask for help. If you or someone you love is in a crisis and needs immediate help, call 9-1-1. For other mental health and crisis resources, call one of these crisis hotlines for help.

We asked— you answered.

In 2015 and 2019, through surveys, interviews and focus groups, we asked you what it is like to be a young adult in NH and what you need to thrive. You told us.

You told us you are excited about becoming independent and successful and about what the future might hold for you. You’re excited about accomplishing your goals.

You told us you are excited about NH’s natural environment and the opportunities to hike, ski, and enjoy beaches, lakes, and parks. You’re excited about the activities and events – social, cultural and outdoor recreation.

You’re excited to have opportunities that elevate your VOICE and have impact on factors that impact your future and quality of life.

But … you are also frustrated by several factors that make it difficult to fully achieve your goals and participate in your community like the high cost of living, low wages, access to affordable education and training, and a lack of resources to help people deal and cope with life’s challenging times.

And NH is responding. State, local, non-profit and community organizations have opportunities and resources to support you in achieving your goals. From taking care of your physical and mental health to buying your first home, you have support.

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