Events & News

We’re busy year-round not just providing critical mental health services to the community, but holding and participating in events, and advocating for greater support and awareness that helps us do what we do.

Upcoming Events

Mental Health in the Workplace: Taped Panel Discussion

Watch this virtual forum of panelists, who discussed the impact of mental health on the workforce and how employers can create a culture of support and wellness for their employees and communities. Panel included, Rik Cornell Vice President of Community Relations of the Manchester Mental Health Center, John Broderick Senior Director of External Affairs (former Chief Justice of the [...]

05/17/2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm



Run/walk for Mental Health -Lite up the Nite 5k

Join us for the annual Lite up the Nite for Mental Health Run/walk 5k in Manchester on Thursday, June 17th and support efforts to keep mental illness out of the dark! Register yourself or put a team together and participate with friends or family! Your participation in this event will support the work of The [...]

06/17/2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

50 Chalet Way
Manchester, NH

News & Announcements

Rider announces retirement as CEO of The Mental Health Center

MANCHESTER, NH – William Rider, President and CEO of The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester (MHCGM), announced he will retire from the position at the end of 2021. Rider has been with The Center since 1985 when he was hired as a clinical case manager and moved into many different roles throughout the years. He... Read More

Grant awarded to The Mental Health Center for suicide prevention and intervention initiatives

The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester was awarded $400,000 from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), which is a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the agency’s Zero Suicide initiative to support local suicide prevention efforts. This initiative supports efforts by community mental health providers to... Read More

In the News

UNH Manchester honors Rider with Granite State Award

At the Manchester ceremony celebrating 2020 graduates on Sunday, May 23, William Rider, president of The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester (MHCGM), was presented with a Granite State Award in recognition of his initiatives that have strengthened the center’s programs and workforce, increased its prominence as a research facility and expanded relationships with the... Read More

Cornell talks about Anxiety and Depression on 105.5 JYY

Rik Cornell, LICSW of The Mental Health Center talks with Nazzy at 105.5 JYY about Anxiety and Depression, particularly during the COVID pandemic. Watch the program here: JYY with Nazzy and Rik Cornell

Staff Articles

Mental Health Awareness Month 2021

As we look at the changes the world has gone through this past year one thing is certain, we are all in some way affected by COVID–19.  With an abundance of anxiety and depression that has resulted from the losses, separation, isolation and uncertainty, this tsunami has hit us all so hard.  So many of... Read More

Lifesaving options are available for treating substance addictions

This past year has been a challenging one for so many and substance misuse has become a growing concern for many families. Seeking help is the first step, and The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester offers an effective Medication Assisted Recovery (MAR) option for treatment of substance use disorders. The program is currently taking... Read More