Therapist and Staff Support Educational Videos

Our greater mission and purpose is to support our greater community’s mental health and wellbeing. In doing so, our talented and expert staff of therapists, outreach specialists, and other community support staff have created educational and supportive videos on a wealth of mental, physical and emotional health topics.

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Recovery Resources

Local Support Groups

Here’s a comprehensive list of local support groups to help guide you along your path to recovery. Please call first, as some group times and locations change.

New Hampshire Support Groups
Headrest Teenline: 1-800-639-6095 (24 Hour Line)
Headrest: 1-800-639-6095 (24 Hour Line)
The Samaritans: NH toll free statewide: 1-877-583-8336
NAMI-NH 1-800-242-6264
Connections Peer Support Center Warm Line 1-800-809-6262
 Daily 5:00pm-10:00pm
Portsmouth Area Support Groups
2nd Monday of the month
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Bipolar Support Group – Peers & Family Members
Seacoast Mental Health Center
Lighthouse Room
1145 Sagamore Ave, Portsmouth, NH
Contact: Diane Cyr, (603) 957-5767, dcyr@smhc-nh.org
2nd & 4th Thursday of the month
7 – 8:30 pm
Seacoast Chapter of NAMI – NH -Family Members & Friends
Seacoast Mental Health Center – LighthHouse Conference Room
1145 Sagamore Ave
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Contact: Pam Brazeau , (603) 502-6580 or email
NAMIseacoast@gmail.com
Every Tuesday
1 – 2:30 pm
NAMI Connections Support Group – Peers
Seacoast Mental Health Center
Little Lighthouse Room
1145 Sagamore Ave, Portsmouth, NH
Contact: Diane Cyr 603-793-7040
Every third Wednesday
6:30 – 8 pm
Adult ADHD Support Group (Peers)
Community Campus – Art Room
1 Campus Drive
Portsmouth, NH 03801
CONTACT: Robin Bellantone, 603- 828-5852
(Please contact Robin before first time attending)
Every Monday 3:30 – 4:30 pmCo-occurring Addiction/Mental Health Support Group
Connections Peer Support Center
Islington Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Contact: Doug Robertson 603-427-6966 or
doug@connectionspeersupport.org
Website: connectionspeersupportcenter.org
Every Tuesday 4 – 5 pmYA Group
(Young Adult Support Group) 18-35
Connections Peer Support Center
Islington Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Contact: Doug Robertson 603-427-6966 or
doug@connectionspeersupport.org
Website: connectionspeersupportcenter.org
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Groups
HAVEN
Portsmouth, NH
Website: www.havennh.org
HAVEN: 603-994-7233
Divorce Care & Divorce Care for Kids
Bethany Church
Rye, NH
For more information call 603-431-3646
Website: www.bethanychurch.com
Safe Harbor Recovery Center
865 Islington St.
Portsmouth, NH
For more information call 603-570-9444
or 877-369-0928
Dover- Rochester Area Support Groups
3rd Monday of the month 6:30 – 8:30 pmNAMI Family Member Support Group
(Family Members & Friends)
Frisbee Memorial Hospital Conference Room
Rochester, NH
Contact: Shirley Varney, (603) 332-6390
2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Parents Meeting the Challenge Support Group
( Parents of children and adolescents)
St. Joseph School of Nursing Academic Building
Kinsley Street & Woodward, Nashua, NH
Access through parking garage
Pam Banks – 603-465-3319

2nd Thursday of the month 6:30 – 8:30 pmParents Meeting the Challenge
(Parents of Children & Adolescents)
Frisbee Memorial Hospital, 1st Floor Conference Room
Rochester, NH
Contact: Carol Lemelin 603-664-2116
NAMI/NH (800) 242-6264
Other NH Area Support Groups
Every Thursday 7 – 9 pm
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance/ Nashua Chapter
(Peers, Family Members & Friends)
100 West Pearl Street, Nashua, NH.
EMAIL: info@dbsanashua.org
WEB SITE: http://www.meetup.com/Depression-Bipolar-Support-Alliance-DBSA-Nashua/
Website: http://www.dbsanashua.org/
2nd Wednesday of the month 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Parents Meeting the Challenge Support Group
(Parents of children and adolescents)
Brookside Congregational Church
2013 Elm Street, Manchester, NH
Carol Patterson 603-465-3319
3rd Wednesday of the month 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Parents Meeting the Challenge Support Group
( Parents of children and adolescents)
Straw Hall, NAMI NH Office
85 North State St., Concord, NH
Rebecca Bennett 603-496-0968
Borderline Personality Group
On line
mdjunction.com/borderline-personality
NH Statewide HA Meeting List:
NH Statewide Alcoholic Anonymous Meetings:
www.nhaa.net
Other NH Area Support GroupsNH Statewide Narcotics Anonymous:
www.gsana.org
Maine Support GroupsMaine Youth Suicide Prevention: 1-888-568-1112 (24 Hour Crisis Hot Line)
Maine Intentional Warm Line: 1-866-771-9276 (Answered by peers who have experience with mental Illness and recovery)
NAMI Maine Help Line: 1-800-771-9276
1st 3rd & 5th Thursday of the month
6:30 – 8:30 PM
NAMI Combined Support Group
NAMI Lights the Way – Sanford Support Group
North Parish Congregational Church
2nd floor of the Robie Education Building (elevator)
893 Main Street, Sanford, NH 04073
Contact: Dick (207) 703-0623
1st, 3rd & 5th Tuesday of the month
6:30 – 8:00
NAMI Connections – Wells
(For Peers & Families Members)
St. David Episcopal Church
138 York Street (Rte 1), Kennebunk, ME 04043
Contact: Jean 781-572-1393
2nd & 4th Monday of the month
6:30 – 8:00
NAMI Waterboro Combined Support Group
Massabesic Lions Club
813D Main St., Waterboro, ME 04087
Contact: Dan 207-298-0664
NationalNational Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 (They will connect you with an operator in your area who is trained to handle suicide emergencies)
Veterans: 1-800-273-8255 and press 1
Friends for Survival: 1-800-646-7322 (7am – 7 pm PST, Noon- 10pm EST)
Military Hotline – 1-800-959-8277
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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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TESTIMONIALS

“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.”

Michelle

“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.”

Dick

“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.”

Danielle

“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.”

Tom

“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.”

Nancy

“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.”

Shawn

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