Behavioral Health

Behavioral health means the promotion of mental health, resilience and wellbeing; the prevention and treatment of mental and substance use disorders; and the support of those who experience and/or are in recovery from these illnesses, along with their families and communities.

Everyone experiences wellness and distress at some point in time throughout their lives, this is true for adults and youth. NH is committed to creating a comprehensive, evidence-based continuum of care throughout the state, and across the lifespan, to help support residents through their challenges. New Hampshire offers a wide variety of programs and services. Find out more about the programs and services that fit your needs.

 

988 Launches in New Hampshire

New Hampshire is joining states across the US in supporting the launch of 988, the new, easy-to-remember three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

The addition of 988 on July 16 will add to New Hampshire’s robust crisis response landscape, offering an alternative to calling 911 or going to Emergency Departments to seek care during a mental health crisis. 

While 988 offers an easy-to-remember option for people who need immediate help, it will not replace New Hampshire’s current statewide system, New Hampshire Rapid Response. Rapid Response launched on January 1, 2022, providing mental health crisis services via phone, text and chat for children, youth and adults who may be experiencing emotional distress, mental health or substance misuse crisis or having thoughts of suicide. 

For a local response every time, we encourage anyone in New Hampshire to contact NH Rapid Response at 1-833-710-6477. 

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Behavioral Health is Essential. Prevention Works. Treatment is Effective. People Recover.