MHCGM Mental Health Laws and Legislation

NH Received $10m Grant to integrate physical and mental health care for ages 16-35

CONCORD –  The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services has received funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to integrate physical and mental health care for young people with severe mental illness or severe emotional disturbance. The department will receive $10 million over five years to support ProHealth NH, a program…Read More

New Suicide Hotline Proposal Passes House Vote

Stephanie Pellitt, Policy Associate, National Council for Behavioral Health -The House has passed the National Suicide Hotline Improvement Act, a bill that could spur the development of a three-digit code (like 411 or 611) to act as a national suicide prevention hotline. The National Council for Behavioral Health and other bill supporters say a new three-digit code, specifically…Read More

N.H. Houses Passes Medicaid Expansion Bill

By Casey McDermott – In a swift vote with no floor debate, the New Hampshire House of Representatives approved a plan to continue the state’s Medicaid expansion for at least another two and a half years — and potentially as long as five. The relatively smooth path for the Medicaid expansion bill this time around marks…Read More