Growing up can be Overwhelming
Physical and mental health go hand-in-hand
If you sprain an ankle or come down with the flu, getting medical treatment is a no-brainer. Unlike physical ailments, however, mental illness is frequently misunderstood, and those suffering often fear judgement. This is called stigma, and it can keep people from seeking help.
At The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester, we treat mental health with the same importance as physical health, and celebrate the courage it takes to ask for help. We see your challenges through your eyes, and provide the most appropriate treatment.
With our unique set of resources, we’re able to diagnose and treat any level of illness, regardless of age or situation. We’re committed to providing mental health care to New Hampshire’s children and teens, because everyone has the right to a happy, healthy life.
One in five children ages 13-18 have or will have a diagnosable mental illness.
50% of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14.
Nearly 80,000 children and adolescents suffer from severe depression.
More than half of adults with mental illnesses were diagnosed in childhood.
Mental Illness is Real, and it Matters. We can Help.
Child and Adolescent Programming
The problems associated with mental illness can manifest themselves in many ways. Our expert team of child therapists, psychiatrists, and other mental health professionals are trained to treat serious emotional and behavioral issues in children and adolescents.
What Do We Do?
Following a thorough evaluation, we’ll develop an individualized treatment plan. Based on individual and family needs, some services are provided in the office and others are provided in the home and community. We encourage family involvement as a critical part of the healing process. We also offer ProHealth, an integrated care program (which includes primary care) for 16 and 17 year olds.
What Do We Treat?
We are prepared to treat any mental illness and provide the help necessary to promote recovery. Just a few of our specialty areas include:
- Academic, behavior or social problems
- Relationship difficulties with parents, family, or peers
- Attention Deficit or Hyperactivity
- Substance misuse or life changes
Clinicians in The Child & Adolescent Services Division can also treat Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), which are potentially traumatic events that occur in childhood. ACEs can include violence, abuse and growing up in family with mental health or substance use problems. Click here for more information on treatment and support for trauma-related issues.
Learn more about our Bounce Back program for ages 5-11 currently offered at Manchester Elementary schools for students who have experienced upsetting or hurtful events.
A Partner in Your Recovery
Bedford Counseling Associates (BCA), an affiliate of The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester, offers short-term, office-based counseling for children and teens focused on timely resolutions and uncovering new ways of coping.
A staff of highly-trained mental health professionals are skilled in a variety of treatment areas such as: anger, anxiety, grief, trauma, and much more. Visit our BCA website for additional information on those programs and services.
Crisis Intervention Services
For immediate and serious care, we offer three crisis intervention programs that deliver treatment as soon as it’s needed.
NH RAPID RESPONSE
For children and adolescents experiencing crisis, NH Rapid Response Team is designed to provide a quick and seamless response out in the community through the deployment of mental health clinicians and peer support/recovery coaches directly to the person(s) in need.
If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health or substance misuse crisis, CALL (833) 710-6477
EMERGENCY and INTERIM CARE
In collaboration with CMC and Elliot hospital, we provide 24/7 mental health crisis response services, including suicide evaluation and prevention, to children or adolescents in emergency rooms. During regular business hours, we provide crisis stabilization services at our Cypress Street location in the Emergency and Interim Care offices.
Our team of medical personnel, including mental health counselors, psychiatrists, and nurse practitioners, provide immediate care for crisis management through the transition of the child or teen, to the appropriate follow-up care.
If you or someone you know is experiencing a life threatening psychiatric emergency, CALL 911. If you or someone you know is experiencing a psychiatric crisis, CALL (603) 668-4111 and select option 2 for Emergency and Interim Care Services.
THE STRATEGIES TOWARD ALLEVIATING TRAUMA (STAT) TEAM
Provides support 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 when needed, 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.