NAMI Nashua

NAMI Nashua

NAMI Nashua Welcomes You
Contacts: Norma or Scott at 603-882-6771
Pam at 603-888-6219
or via email at:

We are an organization of ordinary people who all have a loved one with mental illness.
We provide a safe and confidential place for families and friends to share their common concerns and learn from common experiences.
A facilitator, who is also a family member of a loved one with mental illness, leads the support group.
The facilitator understands the challenges facing these families.
Within the group, you will find that you are not alone and will gain insight and understanding.

NAMI Nashua is dedicated to improving the quality of life of persons with mental illness, and their family and friends so they have the opportunity to achieve their aspirations and function in a supportive community without discrimination or stigma.  We offer:

  • Support to family members and friends of loved ones dealing with mental illness.
  • Educational meetings where a speaker presents information about different illnesses, medications, treatment options, coping skills and available services.
  • Support meetings where we share our common experiences and learn about options and practical solutions to the everyday situations we encounter.
  • Advocacy for best treatment practices for our loved ones.
  • Advocacy for our loved ones by educating the public sector with the facts about mental illness, and work to eliminate the stigma and fears associated with this biologically based brain disorder.

We work to make our voices heard locally and in the state and federal legislatures; to advocate for the best possible services for our loved ones with mental illness.

St. Joseph School of Nursing Academic Building
Classroom B is located on the 3rd floor (F2 in the elevator)
Kinsley Street, Nashua, NH
**Please enter the building from the back door which is located behind the far left corner of the bottom floor of the hospital Kinsley St garage (Go into the garage and drive 3/4 around from the entrance on the lower level).

Date: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each Month
Time: 6:00PM – 8:00 PM
Topic specific educational meetings are offered throughout the year to serve the needs of the group.


Emergency Resources

  • Greater Nashua Mental Health Center
    The Greater Nashua Mental Health Center at Community Council works with the community to meet the mental health needs of its residents by providing evaluation, treatment, resource development,  education, and research.
    1-800-762-8191 (after hours) and daytime (603) 889-6147
  • Nashua Police
    0 Panther Dr
    Nashua NH 03062
    Emergency Number-911 or Non Emergency Number (603) 594-3500
  • New Hampshire Hospital
    New Hampshire Hospital (NHH) provides comprehensive compassionate inpatient psychiatric services to people in need of services in the state of New Hampshire (603) 271-5300 or (800) 852-3345, ext. 5300
  • SO NH Medical Center ACCESS (Acute Community Crisis Evaluation Service System) ACCESS provides crisis evaluations, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. After an evaluation, a referral will be made to the most appropriate services, including outpatient services, partial or inpatient hospitalization. (603) 577-2728 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week

Legal Help

  • Community Connections Mental Health Court
    This collaborative project with the Nashua District Court, local police departments, corrections personnel, consumer advocates, prosecutors and public defenders offers an alternative to incarceration for non-violent offenders with mental illness. The project offers an alternative to incarceration by providing recovery-based treatment to enhance the quality of the individual’s life, reduce recidivism and improve community safety.
    For more information, please contact Jill O’Neill at 603-889-6147 Ext. 3148
  • Disability Rights Center
    The DRC provides information, referral, advice, and legal representation and advocacy to individuals with disabilities on a wide range of disability-related problems
    64 N Main Street, Suite 2,
    Concord, NH 03301-4913
    (603) 228-0432  or 1-800-834-1721
  • NH Legal Assistance
    New Hampshire Legal Services is a community of agencies dedicated to the ideal of equal access to justice.  Working together, we provide a range of services to low income people across the state.
    117 No. State Street
    Concord, NH 03301
    (603) 223-9750 or 1-800-921-1115

Support Resources

  • NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group
    NAMI Connection is a recovery support group exclusively for those who experience mental illness conditions. It is led by trained facilitators who are consumers in recovery. The purpose of the group is to bring consumers together to learn from and support one another in their recovery journey
    Meet: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month
    Time:  6:30pm to 8:00pm
    Where:  John Mason Institute 20 Trafalgar Sq, 6th floor conference room, Nashua, NH 03063
    Contact:  Scott 603-340-6497
  • DBSA  Nashua
    DBSA Nashua is a peer support group for everyone with mental health disorders. We come together to give and receive the support, caring, understanding and acceptance we deserve and that can only come from our peers.
    100 West Pearl Street
    Nashua, NH 03060
    Phone: (603) 888-2141
    Contact:  Tom Doucette
    Meets every Thursday 7-9 pm
  • Greater Nashua Area Grieving Survivors of Suicide
    Grieving Survivors of Suicide is a place to meet and share with others who are suffering a loss to suicide.
    Home, Health, and Hospice Office -7 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, NH
    Day/Time: 1st Wednesday of each month, 6:30pm – 8:00 pm
    Facilitated by: Peer
    Contact: Diane McEntee at (603) 673-7425 or (603) 978-7846(cell), leave message for call back or Maureen Sloan at (603) 578-5966 or
  • H.E.A.R.T.S.  (Hope, Empowerment, Advocacy, Recovery, Towards Support)
    Non-profit peer support center. Our mission, as peers, is to support one another as people who are challenged by the daily effects of living with, coping with, and recovering from mental health issues. Everyone will be encouraged to develop relationships that will enable and empower each other to learn, to grow, and to understand each other’s world view.”
    5 Pine St. Ext. Unit 1G, Nashua, NH 03061
    Phone: (603) 882-8400
    Contact – Ken Lewis  or Tom Doucette
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Since its inception, the Lifeline has engaged in a variety of initiatives to improve crisis services and advance suicide prevention. Phone Support – 24/7 – 1-800-273-8255
  • NH Hospital
    New Hampshire Hospital (NHH) provides comprehensive compassionate inpatient psychiatric services to people in need of services in the state of New Hampshire.
    (603) 271-5300 or (800) 852-3345, ext. 5300
  • Southern NH Medical Center West Campus
    Inpatient Behavioral Health
    29 Northwest Boulevard,
    Nashua, NH 03063
    Telephone: (603) 577-5720

Social Support

  • Connect-Suicide Prevention Program
    Connect provides customized training and interaction with experts in the field of suicide prevention and postvention.
    (603) 225-5359 or 1-800-242-6264
  • GSIL (Granite State Independent Living)
    21 Chenell Drive
    Concord, NH 03301
    (603) 228-9680 or 1-800-826-3700
    Granite State Independent Living (GSIL) is a statewide nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote life with independence for people with disabilities and those experiencing the natural process of aging through advocacy, information, education and support.
  • Nashua Public Health & Community Services Division
    To promote, protect and preserve the health and well-being of the Greater Nashua Region through leadership and community collaboration
    18 Mulberry Street
    Nashua, NH 03060
    (603) 589-4560
  • ServiceLink Aging and Disability Resource Center
    Access resources you need to make informed choices and live independently in your community.  Make connections to those resources.  Explore your future care and evaluate your long-term care options, including the pros and cons of specific choices.  Become involved through various volunteer opportunities.  Develop a healthier lifestyle.  Understand Medicare and Medicaid
    70 Temple Street
    Nashua, NH 03060-3990
    (603) 598-4709 or 1-800-634-9412
  • United Way Social Services
    Dial 2-1-1 or 1-866-444-4211
    2-1-1 is an easy to remember telephone number that, where available, connects people with important community services and volunteer opportunities.