For Young Adults

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

 
Need help now?
It’s okay to ask for help. If you or someone you know needs urgent help, call 911, or go to the nearest emergency room.

Call one of these other crisis lines for help.

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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.
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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.
You’ve got this and we’ve got your back.

Being a young adult—a person of the age 18-30 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.

In New Hampshire, that can all feel HARD! 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.

 

Why focus on young adults?

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

In each region of the state, there is a Young Adult Strategies Coordinator to:

  1. Listen to young adults in their region to understand their needs and
  2. Implement strategies to address those needs.

Each has a different approach but they all offer ways to get involved, get connected, be healthy, and make a difference.

A place to start for whatever the need, concern or problem is with 211 NH to talk to a caring and concerned expert. 211 is the most comprehensive source of information about local resources and services to help you take care of yourself. Whether you need health insurance, mental health services or any other essential service – start with 211 to find answers.

Living, learning, and thriving in NH

State, local, non profit and community organizations have opportunities and resources to offer to support you in achieving your goals. From taking care of your physical and mental health to buying your first home, you have support. Explore these three areas for resources to help support the unique challenges facing young adults.

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Finances

You want to explore interests in education and work, but that can feel hard to do when you are worried about the cost of education and choosing a job that will pay the bills and the rent.
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Connection

You are not alone in feeling alone. Discover resources for connection to the community and social support; to appreciate the natural environment and activities beyond; and to find your political voice.
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Mental Health and Substance Use

Everyone feels anxious and stressed from time to time. But there’s always hope and actions you can take to feel better. Find young adult resources for coping, self-care and mental health.
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