MENTAL HEALTH EMERGENCY SERVICES
In the event of an emergency, please contact 911 or call our Emergency Services team at 603-524-1100 any time 24/7.
Available 24 hours a day, our emergency services staff is prepared to respond to anyone experiencing a mental health crisis. Services are offered in person, over the phone or via telehealth. Call 603-524-1100.
LRMHC emergency services are also available at Concord Hospital – Laconia, Concord Hospital – Franklin and Speare Memorial Hospital.
WHAT IS A MENTAL HEALTH EMERGENCY?
A mental health emergency is a sudden change in the mental status of an individual due to a one-time event or as the result of a pre-existing mental illness. Events causing a mental health emergency can include loss of job, divorce, natural disaster or the sudden loss of a loved one.
A mental health emergency can occur at any time to anyone, regardless of age, gender or class. Symptoms of a mental health emergency can include, but are not limited to:
• Suicidal or homicidal thoughts
• Feelings of desperation or anxiety
• Delusional thoughts
WHAT ARE EMERGENCY SERVICES?
Emergency Services are provided by Lakes Region Mental Health Center in accordance with regulations governing community mental health centers in the State of New Hampshire. Services include access to Master’s level clinicians and psychiatrists by anyone experiencing or dealing with a mental health emergency, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
The goal of Emergency Services is to reduce the individual’s acute psychiatric symptoms, reduce risk of harm to self and others and assist in returning the individual to pre-crisis level functioning. After the crisis, we work to link the individual to any additional supports they — or their family — may need.