It Takes Courage to Ask for Help
Discover what you need to feel better
Mental health issues can affect anyone, at any age. Like other illnesses, mental health problems must be diagnosed and treated for you to get back to your life and your relationships.
We offer highly-accessible mental health counseling services and programs for individuals and families aimed at putting you on a path to wellness. You deserve to live well, feel capable in the face of challenges, and achieve your true potential. It starts here.
Community Support Services
For those experiencing serious and persistent forms of mental illness, including substance misuse, we offer a network of services and programs designed for you.
You’re in Good Hands. You’ll work individually with a mental health professional who coordinates and administers your treatment and ensures you have the resources you need to safely maintain yourself in the community.
North End Counseling Program
This program provides individual and group treatment for persons suffering from difficulty regulating mood or emotions, or who have experienced trauma and eating disorders. North End Counseling services are aimed at helping enhance your coping skills, enabling you to self-manage your emotions, build positive relationships, minimize crises, and improve your overall quality of life. We provide a full Dialectical Behavioral Therapy program, as well as Cognitive Processing Therapy and Prolonged Exposure Therapy for trauma.
Assertive Community Treatment
This evidence-based practice features small caseloads and a relationship with a team of care providers to serve hard-to-reach individuals, often with serious substance misuse problems in addition to their mental illness. Services are community-based and are available 24/7 if necessary.
Supported Employment (SE) is an approach to vocational rehabilitation for people with a serious mental illness that emphasizes ongoing support to help them obtain competitive work in the community and to ensure their success in the workplace.
As consumers succeed in working in the community, their self-esteem often changes, and they view themselves as workers and contributors to society. Furthermore, the process of integrating with the community helps to lessen the stigma for these individuals and they become more socially accepted. Learn more.
Physical health and wellness are just as important – and a critical support for – mental well-being. Our InSHAPE program is a best practice aimed at improving physical health and the quality of life for individuals with severe mental illness through promotion of exercise, healthy diet, and community inclusion. Learn more
The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester also offers consultative services to other agencies wishing to add InSHAPE to their service line. For more information, contact MHCGM Director of Training and Education.
ProHealth Integrated Primary Care
ProHealth brings mental health and primary care services together in one location, improving overall health and access to care for children and adults, 12 years of age or older. ProHealth Brochure
ProHealth is a partnership between The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester and Amoskeag Health, and offers wellness programs with tools and support to help you feel better and get better. For additional resources check out our podcasts. For more information about ProHealth call 668-4111 ext. 1632.
Community Connections Program
For individuals with mental illness facing the criminal justice system, we offer an effective and meaningful alternative. Community Connections serves to divert individuals from the criminal justice system by engaging them in appropriate mental health treatment services in order to modify behaviors and achieve recovery.
A team of specialists prescribe appropriate psychiatric medications and monitor their use when there is a need to reduce symptoms, increase comfort or heighten the effectiveness of counseling services. Follow-up care is also available to individuals in other programs who require medication evaluation and monitoring. Click here for our brochure on Benzodiazepines.
The Mental Health Center also offers Medication Assisted Recovery Services in an outpatient setting at our Bedford Counseling Services location, to treat substance use disorders. To start your recovery journey call (603) 668-4111 or to learn more, click here.
Genoa Pharmacy – The Mental Health Center has partnered with Genoa Healthcare to offer pharmacy services at both our 1555 Elm Street and 2 Wall Street locations.
Crisis Intervention Services
For immediate needs, we offer three crisis intervention programs highlighted below, which deliver treatment as soon as it is needed. In addition, we offer two new programs; Care Transition Team (CATT) and Intensive Transition Team (ITT), both of which reduce emergency department visits and improve mental health outcomes. For statistical data on these new programs click here.
NH RAPID RESPONSE
For adults and seniors experiencing a time of crisis, a Rapid Response Team quickly and seamlessly deploys mental health clinicians and peer support and recovery coaches directly to the individual, or individuals, in need.
This team supports the community on a 24 hour, 7 days a week, 365 days a year basis. We are here for you!
If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health or substance misuse crisis, CALL (833) 710-6477
EMERGENCY and INTERIM CARE
We provide mental health crises response in outpatient settings and on-site suicide prevention services for hospitalized adults.
A team of medical personnel, including mental health counselors, psychiatrists and nurse practitioners, provide immediate care for crisis management through the transition to the appropriate follow-up care.
If you or someone you know is experiencing a psychiatric emergency, please call (603) 668-4111 and select option 2 for Emergency and Interim Care Services, or call 911.
THE STRATEGIES TOWARD ALLEVIATING TRAUMA (STAT) TEAM
Support is provided to community individuals and/or groups who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event. We are committed to helping our community members manage the impact of experiencing or witnessing traumatic events whether in a home setting, school, place of employment or other community location.
A team of skilled clinicians will provide group support, educational gatherings and confidential individual sessions to assist individuals and groups experiencing the emotional aftershocks and stress reactions that commonly occur following a disturbing event.
The Cypress Center
Providing an innovative alternative to hospitalization, our Cypress Center offers short-term crisis stabilization in a safe, comfortable setting that focuses on helping individuals return to their homes and families as soon as possible. The Cypress Center is a locked, 16-bed unit for adults 18 and older. It provides compassionate care to people from throughout New Hampshire who are experiencing a psychiatric emergency, including thoughts of suicide.
The Cypress Center is licensed as a Designated Receiving Facility by the NH Department of Health and Human Services. Clients are typically referred after an emergent psychiatric evaluation by a clinician or medical provider.
The Cypress Center provides as-needed clinical interventions, including skills-based groups throughout the admission process. Average stays can last 3-7 days and aftercare is coordinated with outpatient providers, family members, and community resources to support continued wellness following discharge. The Cypress Center is staffed 24/7 by a team that includes psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, psychiatric nurses, and counselors.
A Partner in Your Recovery
Bedford Counseling Associates(BCA), an affiliate of The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester(MHCGM), offers private, confidential, and short-term counseling services, along with medication services for individuals of all ages. Patients in the BCA program also have the advantage of being connected to the entire MHCGM system of care should needs change.
To learn more about Bedford Counseling Associates’ programs and services, please visit our website.