Mental Health Resources
Mental Health Resource Links
The Granite State Monarchs is a peer support organization for people in mental health treatment. The Monarchs offer support, meditation, and fitness groups, a call-in evening "warm line" at 603-352-5093, and help with developing a self-help action plan.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is an excellent "first stop" for individuals and families coping with mental or emotional illness. NAMI's website offers basic information on a range of conditions, from Borderline Personality Disorder to Seasonal Affective Disorder, links to services and supports, and alerts on relevant legislation, among other news.
The National Institute of Mental Health provides general information on mental illness, updates on promising research, and basic information and links regarding a range of mental illnesses from social anxiety to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
The National Mental Health Information Center, sponsored by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, offers reports and studies on promising mental health treatments as well as links to sources of federal help related to mental illness and mental health.
For New Hampshire residents, the Bureau of Behavioral Health at the New Hampshire State Department of Health and Human Services lists sources of help in local communities.
For veterans, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' "Welcome Home" page offers guidance to military veterans struggling with issues of reintegration as well as illnesses such as depression and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Helpguide is a website that offers information about a variety of mental illnesses as well as basic guidance and sources of additional information and help.
Dial 211. This an easy-to-remember telephone number that connects callers, at no cost, to information about critical health and human services available in the Monadnock region. Residents in New Hampshire can contact 211 NH toll-free by dialing 211 in state or 1-866-444-4211 from out of state. 211 NH is an initiative led by United Ways of New Hampshire, an organization that represents the 10 United Ways across the state, in partnership with the State of New Hampshire, Citizens Bank Foundation, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, Exeter Hospital, and Public Service of New Hampshire (PSNH).
The following links provide information to assist you as you talk with students, children, friends, and family about the recent traumatic events experienced in Newtown, CT.
After the Shooting: Helping Young Children Heal
Parents Guidlines for Helping Youth After the Recent Shooting
Talking to Children About the Shooting
Psychological Impact of the Recent Shooting
Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers
Tips for Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster or Traumatic Event
The following link offers information on safety if firearms are in the home.
Questions About Removing or Storing Firearms
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