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.

7/19
Supports Added for High Risk Youth and Adults
A new Intensive Transition Team has been added as a service of The Mental Health Center, which will support high-risk children and adults who are discharged from local emergency rooms. The new team will serve as a “safety net” for certain target populations and will help to improve transitions of care from acute services to primary...Read More
6/28
Tewksbury to Headline Mental Health Dinner Benefit
Former MLB Pitcher, Bob Tewksbury will be the 2018 featured speaker at the 19th Annual Dinner and Awards benefit on Monday, October 22 for The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester.  Mental Skills Coach and Author of “Ninety Percent Mental,” Bob will share his knowledge of what it takes for individuals or athletes to perform...Read More
6/7
Why Suicide?
When someone dies as a result of suicide, people are often shocked and saddened.  They wonder why, and what could have been done to stop it. Was anyone aware there was a problem? Why did the person not get help? The truth is that nearly most of us have had or will have thoughts of...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.
7/26
Vote for Us as Family Favorite Mental Health Counseling
For the fifth straight year, The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester (along with Bedford Counseling Associates) has been nominated by Parenting NH as a Family Favorite in Mental Health Counseling. The magazine refers to the program as; an award program which offers our readers a chance to recognize the places, people and things that make...Read More
7/19
Optimism on NH’s opioid front line
by Shawne Wickham — It was a rare moment of optimism, amid all the bad news about the opioid epidemic, as leaders on the front line of the crisis gathered at Manchester Health Department Wednesday to talk about what’s going well. Dr. Joseph Pepe, president and CEO of CMC Healthcare System, said it will take a...Read More
7/8
Beyond the Stigma: 24/7 NH crisis response teams help prevent ER visits
By Shawne Wickham — A client arrives for an appointment with his therapist, anxious and stressed. He has a history of suicidal thoughts and hasn’t been taking his medication, and the counselor decides it’s not safe for him to go home. Across town, a client at a health clinic for the homeless is having psychotic symptoms, and providers...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.

8/9
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
7/27
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
5/3
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