News to Know

Mental Health News

Keeping you informed

Mental health research is always evolving, and we are dedicated to remaining at the forefront of the latest information to ensure we’re delivering the best treatment and services for our patients. On this page, we’ll share what’s happening and how we’re responding, to help keep you informed about the issues that matter to mental wellness.

News and Announcements

Click below to learn about our latest events and programs, and information about any changes to the treatments or services we offer.

9/29
How A Mental Health Center Finds Home
Partnerships that Build Community More often than not, sunlight illuminates the marble atrium of 2 Wall Street, new home to The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester. But when it rains, it is guests of the building who enliven the 42,500 square feet of space, chatting away, riding up and down elevators to visit the...Read More
8/24
Mertzic and Drake Named as 2017 Award Recipients for Fall Benefit Honors
The Mental Health Center is pleased to announce the names of the 2017 award recipients who will be honored at the 18th Annual Celebration for Mental Health Dinner and Awards Benefit for their contributions to the community and/or for the advancement and advocacy of mental health initiatives in the state. Proceeds from the annual dinner...Read More
8/23
Annual Celebration for Mental Health to Benefit Family Wellness
The 18th Annual Celebration for Mental Health dinner and awards benefit will be held on Monday, October 23 in Manchester, NH. Proceeds from the annual event will help to support individuals (teens and adults) and family members who are dealing with behavioral health and/or substance misuse disorder challenges.  The services The Mental Health Center provides...Read More

In The News

We’re thrilled to share some recognition and awards our practice has received, and we’re grateful for the community support that has allowed us to do what we do best.

  • 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014 Named the Category Favorite for Family Mental Health and Counseling Services by Parenting New Hampshire
  • 2007 Winner of the SAMHSA Science and Service Award
  • 1998 Gold Award from the American Psychiatric Association
10/10
CMC’s Mertzic to receive community service award at mental health benefit
MANCHESTER — Paul Mertzic of Catholic Medical Center will be honored later this month with the Community Leadership Award during the Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester’s annual dinner benefit. Mertzic, CMC’s executive director of community health and mission, was selected as the 2017 honoree and will receive the award Oct. 23 during the benefit dinner...Read More
10/5
Center Named Family Favorite For Mental Health Counseling Services
The readers of Parenting New Hampshire have recognized The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester as their “Favorite Family Mental Health and Counseling Service” for the 4th consecutive year! Parenting New Hampshire’s Family Favorites is an award program that recognizes family-friendly businesses, services and places in almost 50 categories – as chosen by readers. Categories...Read More

Laws and Legislation

While The MHCGM is a private nonprofit organization not funded by the state, changes to mental health laws and legislation can impact our practice. Click below to learn more about recent legislation.

9/6
State develops due process plan for mental health patients
By Dave Solomon – The commissioner of Health and Human Services and the N.H. Hospital Association have developed a plan to ensure that mental health patients housed in hospital emergency rooms, sometimes for weeks at a time without consent, are not denied their due process rights. The $1 million proposal outlined in an Aug. 31...Read More
8/23
DHHS Chief Says Progress is Made on Mental Health
By Dave Solomon – The first step in creating more mental health beds to ease the shortage across the state was the easy part. The Legislature approved a $20 million investment and the Department of Health and Human Services issued a request for proposals from health care providers. Now comes the hard part – getting...Read More
8/2
NH Hospital Staffing Levels to be Reviewed
By Dan Touhy New Hampshire Union Leader The Governor and Executive Council approved an independent review of staffing levels at the New Hampshire Hospital on Wednesday as part of a settlement agreement with Dartmouth-Hitchcock over a contract dispute. The no-bid $85,000 contract with Joint Commission Resources will fund a review of the quality of care...Read More