Families/Friends Of Children

NAMI NH offers a variety of supports to parents who have a child/adolescent with serious emotional disorders. In addition to those listed below, we have a large variety of printed materials on various mental illnesses. Click the links below or on the side navigation for more information on the desired topic.

Parent Support Groups ~ offered around the state for parents who have a child/adolescent with serious emotional disorders

One-on-One Support ~ our Family Support Specialist provides One-on-One support to family members seeking assistance ~ call 603.225.5359

Information & Resource Line ~ call (800) 242-6264, Monday ~ Friday, 9 am ~ 5 pm

NH Family Network (NHFN) ~ provides support, education and advocacy for families supporting youth and children living with mental health challenges.

What Families Can Do When a Child May Have a Mental Illness

If you are worried about your child’s mental health, follow your instincts. Unexplained changes in a child’s behavior and/or mood may be the early warning signs of a mental health condition and should never be ignored.

There are many different types of mental illness, and it isn’t easy to simplify the range of challenges children face. One way to begin to get a handle on this question is to get an evaluation of your child or teen by a licensed mental health professional. Because all children and youth are unique and the local mental health services, insurance coverage and school services vary a great deal from community to community, it is a challenge to find the right kind of help for your child.

NH Children’s Behavioral Health Plan
Learn how you can help move forward the building of a comprehensive, integrated child serving system of care 

NH Children’s Behavioral Health Collaborative Website

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