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.
  • 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.
  • For more information about this website project, we recommend this article from the Spring 2015 issue of Upper Valley Life.

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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

Information and Referral Organizations in New Hampshire

  • New Hampshire Services and Supports
    • 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.
  • 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.
  • New Hampshire Services and Supports
    • This website is designed to be a resource for people looking for information about services and supports. Caregivers, families, older adults, and persons living with a disablity are invited to explore the website.
  • 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.

Information and Referral Organizations in Vermont


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