Connection, care and concern are powerful tools in helping people overcome a mental health challenge. When we let people know they matter, we offer them hope and assistance with finding resources to support their mental health. Every one of us can be a resource. Helping someone doesn’t always mean referring them to a clinician. Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based training course that teaches people to identify, understand and respond to mental health and substance use challenges for youth, adolescents and adults.
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9-8-8 – National Suicide Prevention Lifeline that answers calls 24/7 and routes them to a local provider.
NH Rapid Response Access Point (NHRRAP) – Provides individuals in the state of New Hampshire with immediate access 24/7 to mental health and/or substance use crisis support via telephone, text or chat services. Call 1-833-710-6477 or email NH988.com to reach someone in NH.
UNH Extension – Offers training opportunities in youth, teen and adult mental health first aid.
NAMI NH – A grassroots organization working to improve the quality of life for all by providing support, education and advocacy for people affected by mental illness and suicide.
Community Partners – A community mental health center for Strafford County.
Dover Mental Health Alliance (DMHA) – A grass-roots, community-driven lead organization dedicated to reducing stigma and increasing awareness about mental health.
NH Community Behavioral Health Association – Visit this site to find a community mental health center near you.