Adult Services

Services funded in part by a grant from Granite United Way.

“Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.”

~ Christopher Reeve

Mental health issues are different for everyone.  With the unique needs of our patients in mind, our adult program offers a variety of services tailored to your individual situation.

Imagine hearing voices in your head as soon as you wake up each day.  Or feeling so depressed for months, and even years, on end that you can’t get out of bed or leave your home.

People in our communities live with serious mental illnesses that prohibit them from living lives that so many of us take for granted.  Without help, holding down a job is impossible.  Maintaining a home and stable relationships is implausible.  Living a productive, fulfilling life is improbable.

With the appropriate treatment and support, people with mental illness can—and do—recover. Lakes Region Mental Health Center works with adults with a serious mental illness who meet the State’s eligibility criteria.  Services are prescribed by our medical staff and based upon the patient’s needs.  Working with the individual and, if appropriate, the family, we create a treatment plan.  This plan may include:

Individual Therapy

This one-on-one service helps decrease distress, reduce psychological symptoms, and improve positive behaviors.

Group Therapy

Led by a therapist or group leader, participants learn new ways to manage problems.  In group therapy, participants work to improve their skills in a variety of areas, including self-esteem, communication, problem-solving and teamwork.

Medical Services

Medical services include psychiatric assessment, medication needs and ongoing medication follow-up.  The medical team works in partnership with the treatment team to ensure coordination and positive outcomes.  When medication is indicated as part of treatment, our medical providers will prescribe them.   Monitoring the medication and providing information about the diagnosis and medication is part of this service.

Functional Support Services

Functional Support Services are provided in the community, at home, or in other daily settings.  This community-based service helps the individual learn and practice new skills where they live, work and play.

Case Management

Case management refers an individual to medical, social and community resources, and other services as needed.  Case managers link the patient  to resources that improve treatment and support them as they access the services.


With funding from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, the Lakes Region Mental Health Center operates two supportive housing programs for individuals who meet the criteria for homelessness.  Individuals live independently and work closely with staff to manage their daily activities.

Evidence-based Practices (EBPs)

Evidence-based practices, or EBPs, are interventions for which there is strong, consistent evidence that client outcomes are improved.

                Illness Management & Recovery (IMR)

This evidence-based practice uses proven methods to assist people with severe mental illness achieve positive results. This method has proven most successful with people diagnosed with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder and major depression.

The overall goals of IMR are to –

  • Learn about mental illness and strategies for treatment
  • Decrease symptoms
  • Reduce relapses and rehospitalizations; and
  • Make progress towards goals and towards recovery

IMR Practitioners work side by side with you to help patients move forward in their recovery process; and provide information, strategies, and skills that can help patients manage psychiatric symptoms and make progress towards goals.

                Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

DBT offers help for people who have difficulty with tolerating painful emotions, quick or uncontrollable mood swings, coping with stress, interacting with others, impulsivity, suicidal thoughts or behaviors, feeling safe in the moment and self-worth. This evidence-based practice helps patients learn the skills they need to achieve their treatment goals.

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is an evidenced based practice designed to improve outcomes for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness who are identified to be most vulnerable to hospitalization and homelessness. ACT offers services 7 days per week, 365 days per year, with 24 hour support coverage to include functional support, case management, and therapy as well as an after hour on call crisis line.                

Supported Employment

Job Link, the Supported Employment program at Lakes Region Mental Health Center, is a service that places individuals with disabilities in the   workplace.  It emphasizes helping  people obtain competitive work in the community by providing supports necessary to ensure success.

Participants in the Job Link program are provided a Supported Employment Specialist who works  directly with the individual and their employer.


Supported Employment Specialists will:

  • Help find jobs with competitive wages in integrated settings
  • Respect work  preferences
  • Provide the level and type of support required by the individual
  • Assist employers as they foster an integrated workforce

Transportation Services

Lakes Region Mental Health Center offers limited, demand-response transportation to its patients.  For more information about transportation services, patients should first speak with their case manager or call 603-524-1100 x123 in Laconia and 603-536-1118 x456 in Plymouth.

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Lakes Region Mental Health Center has a process to review all reasonable accommodation requests.  For more information or to make a request for accommodations, call the Corporate Compliance Line at 603-524-1100 x416.

Lakes Region Mental Health Center Transit operates its program and services without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability or age in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Any person who believes they have been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with the LRMHC. For more information on Lakes Region Mental Health Center’s civil rights program and the procedures to file a complaint, please contact the Chief Quality Officer at 603-524-1100 x446; email or visit our administrative office at 40 Beacon Street East, Laconia, NH from 8am – 5pm. For more information about LRMHC programs and services, visit If information is needed in another language please contact the Transportation Coordinator at 603-524-1100 x205; email

Please refer to our FORMS page to view our Title VI Civil Rights Bus Posting, Transit Complaint Procedure and Title VI Plan.

Diversity Matters!

LRMHC provides service and collaboration with diverse and minority populations including LGBTQ groups and individual therapy, we have staff who are members of the City of Laconia Mayor’s “Human Relations Committee”, we conduct staff training on cultural sensitivity and one of our board members developed the “New Americans Committee” which was designed to address the refugee community. LRMHC sponsors and participates in the annual Multi-Cultural Festival which is a community event that celebrates the diversity of our region. Language Interpreter Services are also provided as needed for translation.