Senate passes bill mandating child welfare system improvements

The Senate unanimously passed a bill Thursday that would mandate significant improvements to the state’s child welfare system, which legislators described as recovering from a state of disrepair.

Senate votes on school safety, mental health bills

The New Hampshire Senate gave preliminary approval Thursday to a batch of bills addressing safety and mental health in schools.

Testify on the State Budget

NH lawmakers are currently weighing the state budget. Show up to ask them to fund an integrated and comprehensive system of care that includes statewide access to mobile crisis services!

Budget Hearings:

Laconia: Monday, March 11th, 5:00 p.m.
Lakes Region Community College
379 Belmont Road, Laconia

Stigma around mental illness shows itself in many ways

On Feb. 20, individuals and families impacted by NH’s current policy of handcuffing individuals in a mental health crisis who are being transported to NH Hospital stood with the NH Community Behavioral Health Association, NAMI-NH, the Children’s Behavioral Health Collaborative, and other advocates in support of SB 177, limiting the use of restraints. A change from our State’s current policy - which applies to both adults and adolescents - would be a long overdue shift to a clinical rather than law enforcement decision of whether or not restraints are necessary.