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.

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

Greater Manchester community mental health center receives funding to become first Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic in NH

The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester (MHCGM) is the recipient of a $4 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), to implement comprehensive mental health and substance use treatment by becoming a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC). Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester President and CEO William Rider... Read More

Medical and clinical staff updates

The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester is pleased to announce the appointment of Kirija Kokulanathan, MD who will serve as Psychiatrist within The Center’s Community Support Services Program. Dr. Kokulanathan earned her MD from the Ross University School of Medicine in the West Indies and completed her residency at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield,... Read More

We're In The News

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 NH
  • 2017 Business Excellence Award for Large NonProfit by New Hampshire Business Review
  • 2007 Winner of the SAMHSA Science and Service Award
  • 1998 Gold Award from the American Psychiatric Assoc.

Manchester’s LGBTQIA+ community to get affirming health care at ProHealth

The ProHealth Clinic in Manchester was accepted as a medical provider from the National LGBT Health Education Center at The Fenway Institute, Boston, for a 6-month training to better serve the LGBTQIA+ community. The Fenway Institute designed a curriculum to enhance current healthcare practices and increase staff knowledge to provide the best care possible to... Read More

Peer Support Specialists Are Making A Difference!

The Peer Support Specialist Workforce is an essential part of the healthcare workforce. -particularly during COVID-19. This study produced actionable insights affecting the mental health and substance use system from the perspective of peer support specialists. Kudos to The Manchester Peer Collaborative on their work to highlight these important areas!! Background: Peer support specialists offering mental... Read More

Multi-agency homeless outreach team assembled during COVID is working, officials say, but it’s running out of money

“Homelessness is a driver of addiction and mental illness, rather than the other way around.” Wednesday, July 8, 2020 Ryan Lessard Around Town, Community, News 2 Comments Fire Chief Dan Goonan and Fire/EMS Officer Chris Hickey do rounds at an encampment for the homeless under the Amoskeag Bridge on May 15. Photo/Carol Robidoux MANCHESTER, NH – In an effort to address... Read More

Laws, Legislation and NH

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.