Local Mental Health Resources
If you feel that your life or that of another is at risk, please call 911
Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255
Local Mental Health Resources
Community Mental Health Center
113 Crosby Road, Dover, NH 03820
Phone: (603) 516-9300
Emergency Phone 24/7: (603) 516-9300
This local resource located in Dover can help someone with mental illness. They provide mental health assessments and recommendations for treatment. Call for an appointment.
Life Stance Health
16 Fifth St, Dover, NH 03820
Phone: (603) 689-7890
Open Mon-Fri 7:30-7:00
“At LifeStance, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to mental health. We tailor our care plans to fit each person’s unique needs. Our clinicians include psychiatrists, psychologists, and licensed therapists who are ready to support you. LifeStance offers both in-person and telehealth appointments, so you get the care you need in the format that serves you best.” (Insurance is needed for LifeStance Health)
Goodwin Community Health
311 Route 108, Somersworth, NH 03878
Phone: (603) 749-2346
Goodwin Community Health is a health center located in Somersworth; they have a lot of resources, including a mental health center. To see a mental health specialist, you must first be a primary care patient at Goodwin. Becoming a patient is painless and free of charge with insurance. Without insurance, there is a sliding scale fee.
Seacoast Mental Health Center
1145 Sagamore Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Phone: (603) 431-6703
“Seacoast Mental Health Center provides comprehensive mental health services to children, adolescents, adults and their families.” See their website for a complete list of services.
Other New Hampshire based online resources for mental health:
Resources for UNH Students:
Psychological and Counseling Services (PACS)
Smith Hall, Durham, NH
PACS is composed of staff who are highly skilled at addressing the unique needs of college students, and are committed to enhancing students’ ability to benefit from the university experience.
Sexual Harassment & Rape Prevention Program (SHARPP)
24/7 Helpline: 603-862-7233
SHARPP provides services to victims/survivors of sexual violence, relationship abuse and stalking.
Local Peer Support:
Infinity Peer Support
55 Summer Street, Rochester, NH 03867
Phone: (603) 948-1036 or (603) 948-1043
“Infinity Peer Support provides free, non-medical approach to mental health wellness and recovery in Strafford County to adults ages 18+ at no cost.” (focused on peer support from others with similar experiences)
Connections Peer Support Center
544 Islington St, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Office phone: 603-427-6966
Peer phone: 603-433-8679
This resource is a peer support resource that focuses on accessibility. They allow people to visit anytime during hours of operation (Mon-Thur 8:30 am-5:30 pm and Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm) and can provide transportation. Staff and peers are happy to answer any questions you might have over the phone or in person.
Veterans Crisis Line
Phone 24/7: 1(800) 273-8255 Press 1 or Text 838255
A free, confidential resource that’s available to anyone, even if you’re not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care. These caring, qualified responders are specially trained in helping Veterans of all ages and circumstances. They can contact your local VA center and for help after the call. This turns a national resource into local help with multiple forms of communication, including calling, texting, and an online chat.
5th floor Bldg 1, 718 Smyth Rd, Manchester, NH 03104
Phone: 603-624-4366 Ext. 3199
This resource is a mental health resource for Veterans providing in-person care. Unfortunately, this is not a 24/7 resource.
The Trevor Project
Phone: (212) 695-8650
“If you are thinking about harming yourself — get immediate support. Connect to a crisis counselor 24/7, 365 days a year, from anywhere in the U.S. It is 100% confidential, and 100% free.” (You are able to call, text, or chat online)
This resource focuses on trans or non-binary members of the LGBTQIA+ community, they might not be able to receive your call right away, but there is a way to get a callback from the organization. They guarantee a transgender or non-binary operator, which helps them focus on peer support for you from people with similar experiences.
It Gets Better Project
This website is a resource that helps to find the right people to reach out to for anything you need at that specific time. Searches for local and national resources.
Sexual Assault Survivor Resources:
20 International Dr, Suite 300, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Phone 24/7: (603) 994-7233
“HAVEN serves women, men, children, and all people of marginalized genders and identities affected by domestic and sexual violence. HAVEN is the largest violence prevention and support services agency in NH. The need to eliminate domestic and sexual violence, while supporting individuals and families, is greater than ever.”
National Sexual Assault Hotline
Phone 24/7: (800) 656-4673
The national 24-hour hotline for sexual assault survivors and family or friends of survivors.
National Sexual Violence Resource Center
A national website that lists state and national resources for survivors and family or friends of survivors.
Family support resources:
National Alliance on Mental Illness (New Hampshire)
Phone: (603) 225-5359
This is a group support type experience led by volunteers with similar experiences, meant for families or friends of those with mental illness.
Substance Use Disorder:
Start Your Recovery
A website with a directory of services and resources throughout the local region (and beyond) as well as stories from those in recovery. The page also includes information tailored to specific groups (Veterans, College Students, LGBTQ, and more) and resources on creating a recovery plan.
SAMHSA's National Helpline
Phone: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.
Resources for N.H. Healthcare Providers:
New Hampshire Health Professionals Program
NHPHP serves chiropractors, dentists, dieticians, licensed alcohol and drug counselors, mental health practitioners, midwives, nurse licensees, optometrists, pharmacists, physicians, physician assistants, podiatrists, psychologists, and veterinarians with health problems, including medical conditions, psychiatric illnesses, substance abuse, and/or personal problems such as family difficulties, stress or career issues. Services are confidential and provided free of charge for licensed New Hampshire practitioners. Out-of-state providers may be able to obtain services for a fee.