Mental and substance use disorders affect people from all walks of life and all age groups. Nearly one in five Americans in all age groups has some form of diagnosable mental illness. Mental health care is not always easy to access. Sometimes the process is hard to navigate, but the good news is that there are providers in your community to help you navigate complicated systems of care and of insurance.
Sometimes people need to explore a few programs until they find the right fit. Remember we are all different, and we all have different needs. Successful treatment should focus on you and not the program.
AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION
Education, advocacy, and research for suicide prevention.
CATHOLIC MEDICAL CENTER (CMC)
Behavioral Health Services at CMC is an adult outpatient program that assists in patient medication evaluation; symptom management and skill development. Their program offers a range of high-quality, specialized behavioral and substance misuse services emphasizing support to patient and family, while ensuring a high level of confidentiality and privacy. They offer board-certified psychiatrists /APRN; licensed therapists/ substance abuse counselor who are able to evaluate and treat behavioral health/substance misuse issues.
CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES
Serving adolescents, children, young adults, adults, pregnant or parenting women, and homeless individuals. Programs include parenting, assessment, care coordination, individual and group outpatient counseling, recovery support services, and transitional living program (18-21). Teen Center offers counseling for drug/alcohol use and severe depression.
CHILD HEALTH SERVICES
Provides health services for at-risk youth from low-income families including bio-psychosocial health care, social services, nutrition services and behavioral and mental health services.
Free or discounted medical care and treatment to children in the Greater Manchester area regardless of their families’ financial situation.
COUNSELING CENTER OF NASHUA
Services children, adolescents and adults. Areas of expertise include LD, ADHD, Neuro psychological evaluations, alcohol and substance abuse, mental health counseling, psychiatry and psychologists.
ELLIOT BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES
Elliot’s comprehensive behavioral healthcare services include inpatient and outpatient services. To best serve the needs of their patients, they offer integrated behavioral health services at several Elliot primary care locations.
Insurance: accepts most insurance plans. Call the office with questions.
FAMILY GUIDANCE CENTER
Specialize in assisting individuals, couples and familes in managing life’s stressors such as addictions, anxiety, depression, trauma, family challenges and life changes. FGC has a number of services for those in need of support and will be sure to help you choose a counselor whose specific skills are best for you.
Insurance: Medicaid, Medicare and most insurances are accepted.
GREATER NASHUA MENTAL HEALTH CENTER
Services children, adolescents and adults. Areas of expertise include: evaluation, treatment, substance abuse, deaf services, resource development, education and research. GNMHC accepts most insurance plans as well as Medicaid and Medicare. For those without insurance coverage, the agency offers a sliding fee scale based upon family size and income.
No one is ever turned away due to the inability to pay for services.
HEALTHCARE FOR THE HOMELESS
Clinic services include primary medical care, mental health care, addiction counseling, nurse case management, health education, social services, and assistance with entitlements such as food stamps, Medicaid and disability applications. In addition, dental care and eye care is available on a limited basis.
No one is turned away due to an inability to pay.
Help.org is a community organization dedicated to empowering people suffering from substance abuse addiction with tools and resources to start their personal journey toward recovery. They create and publish comprehensive, unbiased, free web-based resources that have been featured and are referenced by many governmental agencies and organizations across the web.
THE MENTAL HEALTH CENTER OF GREATER MANCHESTER – BEDFORD COUNSELING ASSOCIATES
Full range of outpatient counseling and psychiatric treatments for all ages that helps people cope in a positive and healthful manner with a variety of problems including family issues, substance misuse, anxiety, stress, school problems, child behavior problems, attention deficit disorder, relationship issues, life changes, medication evaluation and management. Flexible appointment schedules and 24 hour emergency coverage.
Insurance: Bedford Counseling Associates accepts most insurances and works with patients to cover costs when there is a need.
THE MENTAL HEALTH CENTER OF GREATER MANCHESTER – COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES AND NORTH END COUNSELING
Wide range of individually tailored service plans for people whose mental illness seriously impacts their ability to function in their lives and community. Treatment plans may include: substance misuse services, illness management & recovery, medication management, trauma recovery, benefits planning, health & fitness services, housing support services, employment services, legal issues, community resource connections. Meeting your needs through: specially trained staff, flexible appointment schedule, home/community-based therapy, 24-hour emergency coverage.
Insurance: Support services and North End Counseling accept most insurance and work with patients to cover costs when there is a need.
THE MENTAL HEALTH CENTER OF GREATER MANCHESTER – THE CYPRESS CENTER
High-quality, 24-hour, 16-bed short-term inpatient crisis stabilization program. Their approach is to: reduce acute mental, emotional, physical, and social distress (suicidal thoughts or actions); support an individual treatment plan that reflects each person’s recovery goals and builds strength and capabilities; work cooperatively with coexisting treatment providers or assist in connecting with needed resources; offer a program of planned individual and group activities that promote recovery and wellness; short-term inpatient crisis stabilization program; withdrawal management and relapse prevention. Insurance: The Cypress Center accepts most insurances and works with patients to cover costs when there is a need.
THE MENTAL HEALTH CENTER OF GREATER MANCHESTER-
CHILD AND ADOLESCENT SERVICES
Flexible, family-centered approach that helps children and their parents find new ways of dealing with a variety of issues including: including: academic or
social problems at school; relationship difficulties with parents, families or peers; fears, anxieties or depression; attention deficit or hyperactivity; anger
management; behavioral problems and other family concerns; substance misuse. Meeting your needs through specially trained staff, flexible appointment
schedule (including evenings and some weekends), home/community-based therapy, and 24-hour emergency coverage. Insurance: Child and Adolescent Services accept most insurance and works with patients to cover costs when there is a need.
MERRIMACK VALLEY COUNSELING – NASHUA
Provides an extensive range of treatment services to adults, couples, children and families in the Nashua area. Their comprehensive counseling services include crisis intervention (for established clients/patients only), close monitoring of our patients’ progress and a dedicated commitment to helping clients reach their therapeutic goals.
MILFORD REGIONAL COUNSELING SERVICES
A non-profit organization that provides mental health counseling at affordable rates to adults, couples, and families. Areas of expertise include: Depression, Self-harm, Suicidality, Stress, Panic/Anxiety, Grief, PTSD, ADD/ADHD, Life Management/Coping Skills
NATIONAL ALLIANCE MENTAL ILLNESS NH
Provides information, education and support to all families and communities affected by mental illness.
NEW ENGLAND CENTER FOR COMPREHENSIVE COUNSELING
Provides counseling for children and adolescents. Areas of expertise include: Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, Developmental Disabilities, Bipolar Disorder, Depression/Anxiety, EMDR Therapy for PTSD and Anxiety Disorders
NH 211 HELPLINE
2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember telephone number that connects callers, at no cost, to information about critical health and human services available in their community.
NH CATHOLIC CHARITIES
Provides individual, marital, family, and couples’ counseling, helping people with personal difficulties including: depression, stress, family conflicts, relationship problems, anxiety, substance abuse, life adjustment issues, grief and loss.
PASTORAL COUNSELING SERVICES
Offers a wide range of services designed to promote emotional, mental and spiritual support, healing, and guidance with compassion, respect and openness.
UpReach Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Inc. improves lives by partnering with the power of the horse. Specialized programs include equine assisted learning and equine facilitated mental health programs, which involve working with horses from the ground to facilitate personal growth and self-discovery in an experiential environment. A variety of equine assisted learning curriculum is available, focusing on resiliency, trauma, compassion fatigue, leadership, and more. Additional mounted programs include therapeutic riding, carriage driving, and hippotherapy. For more information about each program offered, check out our website. Insurance: Hippotherapy, equine facilitated mental health, and some equine assisted learning programs are billable to insurance.
Areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, adolescent, and women’s issues, substance abuse, parenting, life transitions, relationships, trauma, child sexual abuse, transgender/transplorations support groups, sexual abuse, psychological trauma.