Mental Health & Substance Use
View a List of Local Support Groups
Get help now:211 in your state can help connect you with up-to-date resources in the area you need assistance.
With locations in Lebanon, Newport and Claremont, West Central Behavioral Health is staffed with a caring team of providers dedicated to your mental wellbeing. Call anytime for immediate assistance.
Clara Martin Center, based out of Randolph, VT, has additional locations in Bradford, Chelsea, White River Junction, and Wilder. VT residents can all their emergency services line for immediate support.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
Crisis Text Line
Text HELLO to 741741 to connect immediately with a mental health counselor or support system. Find additional resources including live online chat at the NIMH website.
New Hampshire Resources
West Central Behavioral Health
WCBH offers a wide range of specialized services for individuals of every age who are struggling with mental and behavioral health disorders. We provide a full continuum of care, including outpatient, emergency, case management, residential and continuing care services, regardless of one’s ability to pay. Call (800) 564-2578 for emergency services, (603) 542-5128 to make an appointment (non-emergency) or visit the WCBH website to view locations near you.
Headrest offers 24/7 crisis counseling at (800) 273-8255. Hotline counselors also provide referrals for support groups, clinicians, mental health clinics, other hotlines and a host of other community programs and services. A teen-specific hotline is also available at 1-800-639-6095. General questions, intake, and more information is available online or at (603) 448-4872.
NAMI New Hampshire provides information, education and support to all families and communities affected by mental illness and suicide. NAMI’s Information and Resource Line, available at (800) 242-6264, can help connect you with local and national resources for support (this is not a crisis line). NAMI also provides a number of support groups for those affected by mental health or suicide.
NH Bureau of Drug & Alcohol Services
The NHBDAS website compiles a number of local services and resources across prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery. They also promote advocacy events in NH. The NH Treatment Locator online tool can be used to find a local treatment center, or the online Recovery Hub can help you connect with recovery community organizations in your area.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Psychiatry Appointments & Referrals
Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s team of psychologists, psychiatrists, licensed clinical social workers, nurse practitioners, and psychiatric trainees offer consultation and treatment at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, DHMC Heater Road, New Hampshire Hospital and Hanover Psychiatry, as well as other locations in the region.
White River Junction VA Medical Center
The VA Medical Center in White River Junction offers mental health services, such as counseling and other support for PTSD, depression, grief, anger or trauma. Veterans may also receive support here for common concerns such as addiction, anxiety, or other diagnoses. You may qualify even without enrolling in VA health care. Visit their website to contact the medical center or learn more.
Upper Valley Turning Point provides peer support, recovery coaching, and recovery housing for people in recovery from substance use disorder and other addictive behavior. Services are provided free of charge and all are welcome. Contact information, group meeting schedule and additional resources can be found on their website.
The Clara Martin Center has been providing mental health and substance abuse services to the greater Upper Valley area for more than 50 years. Services include counseling, psychiatric services, consultations, short term crisis intervention, education for families related to emotional and behavioral challenges, evaluations, respite care, housing, assistance in obtaining disability benefits, help with finding and keeping employment, outreach and home-based services, alcohol and drug treatment, a walk-in clinic and a 24 hour emergency service system.
VT Helplink is a statewide, public resource for finding substance use treatment and recovery services in Vermont. Anonymously speak with a Helplink specialist via phone at (802) 565-LINK or online live chat on their website to ask questions about your or a loved one’s substance use and help identify the right treatment or recovery resources for you.
Health Care & Rehabilitation Services (HCRS)
Based out of Springfield, VT, HCRS works collaboratively with local area service providers to connect Vermonters with emergency/crisis services, adult outpatient services, comprehensive mental health care for children and youth, and developmental services for individuals with disabilities. To access services, visit their website or call (855) 220-9429.
VT Department of Mental Health
The VT Department of Mental Health aims to improve the conditions and well-being of all Vermonters through access to effective prevention, early intervention and mental health treatment and supports as needed. Their website provides information on how to locate and access mental health services for adults and youth, as well as policy and progress information for community stakeholders and providers.