NAMI NH Spotlight
Hiller Patrick “Mac” McCartin, Jr. died peacefully at home on October 15th, 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer. Over the years, Mac spent a great deal of time promoting peer education and supports for individuals and families impacted by mental illness and/or substance abuse disorders. Working at the grassroots level, Mac brought together diverse groups and individuals to develop networks of peer support to reduce isolation and further understanding of the challenges faced by these individuals and families. Mac worked on numerous initiatives which include promoting NAMI NH educational programs and support networks at the Avery Center; developing a network of trained Peer-to-Peer facilitators for Veteran’s support groups throughout the state; championing Veteran’s Courts; and serving as the New Hampshire representative to the NAMI Veterans and Military Council. Mac was passionate about his volunteer efforts and gave deeply of himself, unconditionally. He was respected and loved by those who knew him and over the years he consistently improved the lives of many people impacted by mental illness and/or substance abuse disorders.