Recovery From Mental Illness

Mental illnesses are treatable disorders of the brain. Left untreated, they are among the most disabling and destructive illnesses. Recovery is possible with proper treatment and sometimes medication. Successful recovery involves learning about your illness and the treatments available, empowering yourself through the support of peers and family members and taking action to manage your own illness. The links below provide valuable information on recovery from mental illness.

Community Mental Health Centers in NH ~ provide an array of services and supports and 24/7 emergency services

Family Support Groups ~ for family members and friends of individuals with mental illness

NAMI Connection ~ a recovery support group for those who are experiencing mental illness conditions

NAMI Peer-to-Peer ~ an 8-week educational program for adults with mental health conditions.

In Our Own Voice ~ speaker program for people who are in recovery

How to Access Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Benefits ~ 2020 Update

Medications & Treatment ~ information and resources on medications and treatment

NH Insurance Department ~ If you have concerns that your health insurance carrier has failed to comply with state or federal insurance laws, including parity laws, you should contact the New Hampshire Insurance Department for questions or submit a complaint.

Parity: Similar costs and benefits for mental health, substance use disorder, and medical treatments. The costs and benefits do not have to be exactly equal to meet parity standards− just similar.

If you have questions or assistance is making a complaint, you can contact the New Hampshire Insurance Department Consumer Services Unit at 800-852-3416 or by email at

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