Local Organizations Come Together for Upcoming Mental Health Town Hall

Concord, NH – Mental Health for US, The National Council for Behavioral Health and the NH Community Behavioral Health Association have assembled a Host Committee of 25 local organizations, including Lakes Region Mental Health Center, that have signed on to support the upcoming Unite for Mental Health: New Hampshire Town Hall to be held on December 16, 2019 at The Dana Center at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH. The event will serve as a town hall for 2020 presidential candidates to engage with an audience of New Hampshire families, mental health professionals and local policymakers to discuss the key issues and solutions related to mental health.

“The member organizations of the Host Committee are collectively involved in all aspects of the mental health community here in New Hampshire and are led by engaged and compassionate leadership,” says Roland Lamy, Executive Director of the NH Community Behavioral Health Association. “The number of organizations willing to join the Host Committee provides overwhelming evidence that there is broad interest to discuss an issue of such profound importance. Their diverse perspectives and specialties will make for an inclusive and powerful event to raise awareness of mental health policies during the 2020 presidential campaign cycle and beyond.” Host Committee members are involved with event programming, bringing awareness to the event, attendance at the event and continuing the conversation around mental health policies after the event.

Member organizations of the Host Committee are:

American Civil Liberties Union of New Hampshire

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention,

NH Chapter American Mental Health Counselors’ Association

Bi-State Primary Care

Center for Life Management

Community Partners of Strafford County

Dartmouth-Hitchcock

Disability Rights Center

Granite State Home Health & Hospice Association

Greater Nashua Mental Health

Lakes Region Mental Health Center

Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester

Mental Health for US

Monadnock Family Services

NAMI New Hampshire

National Council for Behavioral Health

New Hampshire Medical Society

New Hampshire Mental Health Counselors Association

NH Children’s Behavioral Health Collaborative

NH Community Behavioral Health Association

NH Psychiatric Association

Northern Human Services

Riverbend Community Mental Health, Inc.

Seacoast Mental Health Center, Inc.

West Central Behavioral Health

More about the event:

What: Unite for Mental Health: New Hampshire Town Hall

Where: Dana Center at Saint Anselm College, 100 Saint Anselm Dr., Manchester, NH

When: Monday, December 16 at 6:30 PM

Who: 2020 presidential candidates, former U.S. Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy, other local experts

Registration: tinyurl.com/Unite4MentalHealthNH