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Public News Service - NH: Mental Health

The 2016 National Survey of Children's Health data showed that as many as one in six U.S. children ages 6-17 has a treatable mental-health disorder, such as depression, anxiety or Attention Deficit Disorder. (aafp.org)

CONCORD, N.H. - New Hampshire is taking on children's mental health in a bigger way in the next decade, focusing on earlier intervention and a mobile crisis service for children. Those are just two areas the state has said will get more attention to ensure that adults, children and youths get the ap

When a mental-health issue is addressed, experts say peer-to-peer mentoring often can have more influence and be less frightening for those ages 18 to 25. (rawpixel/Pixabay)

CONCORD, N.H. – Stigma around substance abuse, mental-health issues and suicide can make those between the ages of 18 and 25 reluctant to share their stories – but experts in New Hampshire say the state's peer-to-peer counseling program is effective. Studies show many young adults are a

New Hampshire faces a shortage of mental-health and drug-abuse professionals. (griefrecoverycenter/Pixabay)

CONCORD, N.H. — The New Hampshire state Senate is expected to pass a bill on Thursday to implement an ambitious, 10-year mental-health plan. Among other things, Senate Bill 292 recommends increasing jobs in the mental-health sector. Lynn Stanley, executive director of the New Hampshire chapt

For Roger Carroll, managing editor of The Laconia Daily Sun, writing about his experiences in the New Hampshire mental-health system has prompted an outpouring of community support. (R. Carroll)

LACONIA, N. H. – In New Hampshire, the number of people waiting in hospital emergency rooms for a bed in a psychiatric facility has more than tripled since 2014, according to the state's new Mental Health Plan. A local journalist has been covering this issue firsthand. Managing Editor of th

Experts say people experiencing mental health challenges, especially across multiple generations, often achieve significant recovery after sharing their stories. (Pixabay/Silviarita)

CONCORD, N.H. – More than 43 million Americans are suffering from mental illness, but less than half, or 43 percent, receive treatment, according to the new State of Mental Health in America report. Trisha Ellis coordinates New Hampshire's In Our Own Voice workshops and encourages people to

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, and increased 25 percent from 1999 to 2016, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Engin_Akyurt/Pixabay)

CONCORD, N.H. – Suicide rates for individuals younger than 24 have spiked in New Hampshire, and state mental health experts are sharing a firsthand account to reach young people who might be vulnerable. Screenings of the film "Suicide: The Ripple Effect" are part of a mission to help reduce

The latest census shows that more than 16 percent of American children live with a grandparent with no parent present, compared with 5 percent in 1990. (duetaz.org)

CONCORD, N.H. — Most grandparents look forward to an afternoon or weekend with their grandchildren. But a growing number are now raising their grandchildren because their own children are living on the streets or are addicted to drugs. Nationwide, New Hampshire has one of the higher rates of

Affordable Care Act plans must cover pre-existing conditions and 10 essential benefits. (TheShiv76/pixabay)

CONCORD, N.H. - Open enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act ends this Saturday, but health-care advocates say federal cutbacks have reduced the number of Granite Staters signing up. The Trump administration cut the open-enrollment period in half, cut funding for publicizing t

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