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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.

The Center welcomes new Medical Staff
The Mental Health Center is pleased to announce the addition of new medical personnel, which will serve and support programs throughout the agency. Since late 2017, the following staff members have joined our team! Victoria Felkl, MD Victoria recently completed her Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, California. She...Read More
Mental Health Center Adopts Suicide Prevention Model
A Letter from the President and CEO of The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester to all staff: In July of 2017 we embarked upon a 3 year strategic plan.  As you may recall, this plan has four foundational pillars: Leadership, Sustainability, Quality/ Innovation and Community Wellness.  A key initiative squarely positioned upon the pillar...Read More
Ken Norton and Pat Long to be recognized for service and commitment to mental health
The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester is pleased to announce the names of their 2018 award recipients for their contributions to the community and/or for the advancement and advocacy of mental health initiatives in the state. Recipients will be honored at the organization’s annual dinner Benefit for Mental Health on Monday October 22 in...Read More

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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.
Beyond the Stigma: Experts offer ways to spot suicide danger signs
By SHAWNE K. WICKHAM New Hampshire Union Leader Since 2008, 18 children ages 10 to 14 – seven girls and 11 boys – have died by suicide in New Hampshire, according to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, including four just this year. In that same period, 18 girls and 70 boys between the...Read More
Hospitals work to get mentally ill out of Emergency Rooms
By SHAWNE K. WICKHAM New Hampshire Union Leader Concord Hospital has had a separate area in its emergency department for taking care of behavioral health patients since 2007. But back then, they were just consult rooms, according to Camille Kennedy, the hospital’s director of behavioral health services. About eight years ago, they started seeing more...Read More
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

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.

MHCGM takes active role in Suicide Prevention
The month of September is Suicide Prevention Month and September 9-15 is nationally recognized as Suicide Prevention Week. This past year, The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester adopted a Suicide Prevention model and many initiatives are in place to help prevent and minimize future deaths by suicide in our communities. In New Hampshire, the...Read More
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
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