These events provide vital resources to the programs and services we offer to the more than 5,900 children, adolescents, adults and their families we serve each year. We are there every day to provide the services that help our clients reach their full potential and to support their families during that process.

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Current & Past Events

  • We all know “Mental Health” is important, but what does that mean? What happens if there’s a concern?

    Listen to our recording here as we talk about mental health and mental health crises the same way we talk about COVID, diabetes, or cancer – openly and freely. Like any other health issue, you need to know the signs and symptoms, as well as what supports and strategies are available.  Slides are available below.

    The Importance of Self Care

    Enjoy the kick-off to our new virtual series about taking care of yourself, especially during stressful times.

    Our first two speakers speak about the concept of self-care and what it really means. Our hope is that you feel empowered and excited to care for yourself!


    Join us this May for a month of fun and educational events that honor the importance of mental healthcare in all our lives!

    We are honored to have Service Credit Union be our Mental Health Awareness Month corporate sponsor!

    Exeter Chamber of Commerce Morning Central Sponsored by Seacoast Mental Health Center, Inc.

    Date/Time: Tuesday, May 4, 8:30 am – 9:30 am

    Members & Non-Members welcome to register here


    National Association of Social Worker’s Children’s Mental Health Summit 

    Jodie Lubarsky MA, LCMHC, Child, Adolescent and Family Services Director speaking

    Date/Time: Fri, May 7, 10:00 AM – 4:15 PM EDT

    Register here – open to the Association Members & General Public


    Flatbread Co. Donation Night for SMHC!

    Date/Time: Tuesday, May 11, 5:00 – 9:00PM EDT

    Flatbread Co will donate $3.50/large pizza & $1.75/small pizza to Seacoast Mental Health Center, Inc!

    138 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH location


    NH Community Behavioral Health Association presents a showing of the documentary   Orchestrating Change followed by a panel discussion

    Date/Time: May 13, 6:00 pm – 7:00pm

    Registration: Coming


    NH Theater Project’s Elephant-in-the-Room Series®   

    The Opioid Crisis Effect on Families: Playreading & Community Discussion

    Featuring A Wider Circle by Mary Ellen Hedrick

    Date/Time: Thursday, May 20, 7:00-9:00 PM

    NHTP and SMHC will present a reading of the play A Wider Circle by Mary Ellen Hedrick, and a community discussion on the topic of The Opioid Crisis Effect on Families.

    Immediately following the reading of A Wider Circle, facilitator Tim Barretto will lead a community discussion with the audience and panelists from SMHC.

    Register here


    The Chamber Collaborative of Greater Portsmouth Lunch Event – “Supporting the Mental Health of your Employees”

    Date/Time: Wednesday May 26,  12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

    Celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month by learning the role the employer plays in your employee’s mental wellness.  Joining us for a discussion and Q & A will be Dennis Walker, Emergency Services Director, and Rebecca Throop, VP of Community Relations from Seacoast Mental Health Center.

    Members & Non-Members welcome to register here

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Service Area

Communities included in our catchment area are: Brentwood, Deerfield, East Kingston, Epping, Exeter, Fremont, Greenland, Hampton, Hampton Falls, Kensington, Kingston, New Castle, Newfields, Newington, Newmarket, North Hampton, Northwood, Nottingham, Portsmouth, Raymond, Rye, Seabrook, South Hampton, and Stratham.

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Frequently Asked Questions – When it comes to your well-being, we expect you to have questions. View our Frequently Asked Questions page for answers, and get in touch with us if your questions aren’t answered!

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As a 501 (c) 3 organization, we are governed by a volunteer board of directors whose role is to ensure that we meet our mission and remain a fiscally sound organization. To do so, the board meets monthly and actively serves on the Governance, Finance, Facilities, and Development Committees.

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You can count on our experienced and highly qualified professionals trained in psychiatry, psychology, mental health and substance misuse counseling, clinical social work and nursing.


“We’re proud supporters of Seacoast Mental Health Center. They provide such a valuable service for our community in a respectful and caring way. We have seen this firsthand at their Art of Recovery event when local artists and clients come together and produce some amazing artwork.”

Rick Wallis, President/CEOPiscataqua Savings Bank

“There is a realness to how they treat me. They care about me as a human being and about making sure I have everything I need. I wouldn’t be able to do this without them. Autism can certainly be a challenge, but the therapists have motivated my kids to do the work necessary to make improvements. They need structure and the staff there provides that.”


“We had been ‘Ann and Dick’ for 56 years and then ‘we’ was just me. Suddenly, I was living by myself, and that was a big change for me. I needed someone to talk to—more than that, though, I needed to talk to a professional person with specific knowledge, empathy, and understanding. I found that at SMHC.”


“I don’t know what I would’ve done without Seacoast Mental Health. I’ve been so stuck in the world of heroin and fentanyl that I never really believed I could stop. I was pretty much resigned to the fact that I would die using. Or end up in jail for years. I’ve been in and out of jail a lot over the past 3 years and don’t have many more chances. I’m so thankful that the psychiatrist and the program didn’t give up on me even when I was giving up on myself. I’ve finally got some hope that things can change for me and I haven’t had that before.”


“I started using pain pills to deal with a tragedy in my family. They just took the edge off the pain. I had no idea I’d get hooked and not be able to stop. It started affecting my job, my marriage, everything. Coming to Seacoast Mental Health Center was very hard to do as I’d always been so independent. It really hurt my ego to admit I needed help, but I was going down fast after only 9 months. Getting off of the pills with the use of Suboxone and the program here literally saved everything for me. I was afraid I’d lose my job and end up divorced, but in just weeks I was able to get back on my feet and be fully functioning at work and home again. I’m so grateful the program is here and that I’ve gotten the support I needed before I lost it all like so many others I’ve heard about.”


“Seacoast Mental Health Center is a critical provider of mental health services in the Seacoast area. We are impressed with how hard the medical and clinical support teams work to meet clients’ diverse needs and most importantly partnering with them on their journey to wellness. As a provider partner with Seacoast Pathways, a non-clinical mental health recovery program for adults, SMHC demonstrates its commitment to the whole person, understanding that social connectedness is also essential for recovery. Financial support from the community is essential to ensuring SMHC is there 24/7 to help all ages better achieve a quality life and manage a mental illness.”

Peter and Ann Strachan

“I am committed to strengthening the access to mental health services in NH. I have personally felt the effects of a loss of family member due to mental health issues. It is important that our community support those in need and to actively promote mental healthcare access and affordability.”

Mark CochranSeacoast Mental Health Center Board Member of Directors

“Child abuse and neglect is much more than just a legal, social, medical, or mental health problem; first and foremost, it is a family problem. Together, the Child Advocacy Center of Rockingham County and Seacoast Mental Health Center have collaborated to provide victims better access to the therapy, case management, and psychiatric help they deserve on their path to healing. For over 16 years, this partnership has been committed to fostering a supportive environment that promotes healing, a sense of community, and better outcomes for child victims.”

Maureen Sullivan, DA, MBAExecutive Director, Child Advocacy Center of Rockingham County

“After several months of working with SMHC’s REAP program, I feel a lot better about my life. I’ve even rediscovered the joy of testing out new recipes and have become involved with a local farm that delivers fresh vegetables. When I feel in a funky mood, I now have tools and worksheets from my REAP counseling sessions that I can review and remind myself what helps me stay mentally healthy.”


“I arrived at Cross Roads House struggling with a misdiagnosed mental illness and very extreme side effects from the medications I was taking. I had a plan to end my life; I had just thrown in the towel. I talked to a Seacoast Mental Health Center homeless outreach person on the phone, gave her my will, and she called the police and I was court ordered to the hospital. Thanks to the partnership between Cross Roads and SMHC, I received the psychiatric services I needed and met a great doctor who identified that I had something simple that was being misdiagnosed – bipolar disorder. My ADHD amplifies all that. The next few months things were pretty tough, but I finally got my medicine changed.”





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