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.

Symposium to highlight Positive Aging
The theme of the 14th annual Mental Health Symposium is “Paths to Positive Aging, Achieving and Fostering a Positive Mindset”. The full day training event will be held on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at the Downtown Manchester Hotel (formerly Radisson). With the growing population of older adults who enjoy increasing social and economic power, the...Read More
The Mental Health Center Implements Zero Suicide Approach
After a competitive application process, The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester was accepted to participate in Zero Suicide Academy allowing eight staff members to attend a two-day training, with plans for additional staff training in the coming months. The foundational belief of Zero Suicide is that deaths by suicide for individuals under care within...Read More
MHCGM Integrates new Evidence-based Practice for treating Children
The Mental Health Center recently integrated a new Evidence-based practice for treating children ages 6-17. Modular Approach to Therapy for Children with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, or Conduct Problems, otherwise known as MATCH, is comprised of various research-based treatment components frequently used in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy that encourage individuals to identify issues, consider solutions, test those...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
  • 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.
Healthy Community Partnerships Benefit Patient Care
Secure and timely communication from local Emergency Room provides greater opportunity for medication management for clients at The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester As the need for mental health services and substance abuse treatment continue to rise in the state, timely communication from emergency rooms to those in the care team becomes increasingly important....Read More
State of Recovery: Community Input Requested for Solutions to Addiction
While the opioid crisis has been making national headlines in recent months, addiction is sadly nothing new in New Hampshire. Individuals and families continue to struggle with mental health and addiction and the effects are far reaching, too often impacting entire communities. Community members have the ability to make a difference, to become empowered, and...Read More
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.

Strong support in the Queen City for Medicaid Expansion
By Chris Dugan – Local business leaders, public health officials, advocacy groups, community members and elected officials gathered Monday to discuss Senate Bill 313, a legislative proposal aimed at continuing the state’s Medicaid Expansion effort beyond 2018. Authorized in 2014, NH’s Medicaid Expansion program extended health care benefits to Granite Staters who previously did not qualify for...Read More
Commission calls for 5-year extension of Medicaid expansion, with major changes
By Dave Solomon New Hampshire Union Leader –  A commission appointed by the legislature to recommend options for the future of Medicaid expansion in New Hampshire will urge lawmakers to approve the program for another five years, but with significant changes, according to Sen. Jeb Bradley, R-Wolfeboro, chair of the commission. New Hampshire was one...Read More
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