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.

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
CEO of The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester is the 2017 Business Excellence Winner in the Category for Large Nonprofit
Since becoming president of The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester (MHCGM) in 2015, Bill Rider has led a number of initiatives that have strengthened the Center’s programs and workforce, increased its prominence as a research facility and expanded relationships with the business community. Even more impressive, all of this has been accomplished as MHCGM...Read More
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

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.

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
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