I Care Mental Health & Wellness Initiative
If you or someone you know is struggling, help is available. I Care NH is all about helping people get to the mental health supports and services they need, before a time of crisis.
We can all make a difference by taking care of ourselves, reaching out to others, asking questions and listening to the answers, and knowing where to find help in New Hampshire.
Below you will find information about mental health and substance use support services, treatment and recovery resources, and crisis services.
I Care NH is a mental health and wellness initiative of the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services and the NH Suicide Prevention Council.
Behavioral Health is Essential. Prevention Works. Treatment is Effective. People Recover.
The I Care NH Social Media Toolkit provides you the tools you need to spread the message. Remind friends and family to stay connected, ask questions and listen to the answers, know the warning signs of suicide, and find help in New Hampshire. Join the community by using #icarenh in your posts.
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Learning the warning signs of suicide can save a life. Changes in appearance or behaviors, talking about taking your own life, withdrawing from social contact, giving away possessions, and increasing drug or alcohol use could mean someone is thinking of suicide. Show you care. Learn more at https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/suicide/in-depth/suicide/art-20044707 #icarenh
Everyone struggles at times. Help is available if you are feeling overwhelmed. Connecting to resources can help you and your loved ones before things get worse. Visit dhhs.nh.gov/icare to learn more.
Everyone needs help from time to time, and if you are struggling, information and resources are available. It is okay to ask for help. Visit dhhs.nh.gov/icare to learn more. #icarenh
Show you care, and trust your gut – if you are worried about someone you know, take action and get help. Contact the Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (TALK) or text HOME to 741741, 24/7. Asking family or friends if they are having thoughts of suicide will not “give them an idea,” and may be just what they need to get help. #icarenh
Be direct with your friends – tell them you’re worried and why, ask them how they’re feeling, listen to what they say, and offer to reach out for help with them. Be ready to share resources and information. Show you care. Visit dhhs.nh.gov/icare to learn more about #nh resources. #icarenh
If you feel you are currently experiencing a mental health crisis, please call 911 or go directly to your nearest emergency department. For suicide prevention resources, visit dhhs.nh.gov/icare. #icarenh
Family Support Resources
- Waypoint Family Support Warm Line - 1-800-640-6486 (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
- Find a support group at NAMI-NH: Family Support Groups
- Family Resource Centers
- Apply for financial, medical or food assistance through the NH EASY Gateway to Services
- Visit the Department of Education (DOE) Toolkits and Information:
- DOE Office of Social and Emotional Wellness (OSEW) Support for Districts and Educators
- NextStep GoodLife is a positivity-based social platform that helps youth access mental health resources. The evidence-based resilience cultivation platform was commissioned by the NH Department of Education for all secondary students across NH.
- Best practices and recommendations for reporting on suicide (Reporting on Suicide)
- Media Messaging (National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention)
- Responsible Reporting of Suicide (National Institutes of Health)