Behavioral and Mental Health

Behavioral and Mental Health Resources

Note: Local & Community Resources in New Hampshire are listed in green.


Need Help Urgently? If there is an immediate safety concern, call 911.

Riverbend Psychiatric Emergency Services 1-844-7-Help4U (1-844-743-5748) [You do not need to be a patient at Riverbend to use this service. Any individual with a mental health crisis or a concerned family member may call anytime, 24-hours.]

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)


Mental Health Care Providers - Counseling [Updated 2018; Please note this is not a complete list. Families choose a provider based on type of therapy offered (such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy), insurance coverage, recommendations from family, friends, or school counselors, and availability/wait time to first appointment. Consider asking your Concord Pediatrics Provider if he or she has a specific recommendation for your child.]

Mental Health Care Providers - Psychiatrists (M.D., D.O.) & Prescribers of Medications (M.D., D.O., or ARNP) [Updated 2018; Please note this is not a complete list - consider asking your Concord Pediatrics Provider if he or she has a specific recommendation for your child.]

Neuropsychological Evaluations [Updated 2018; Please note this is not a complete list - consider asking your Concord Pediatrics Provider if he or she has a specific recommendation for your child.]

General Mental Health Resources

Substance Use

  • “My Life, My Quit” offers adolescents (under the age of 18) access to specially trained Quit Coaches that will help them build a quit plan, identify triggers, practice refusal skills, and obtain ongoing support for changing behaviors. Teens can enroll by going to https://mylifemyquit.com/, or by calling 1-855-891-9989.
  • “QuitNow-NH” provides adults (18 years of age or older) access to specially trained Quit Coaches that will help them choose nicotine replacement medicines and offer ways to prevent cravings and avoid triggers.  Adults can call 1-800-QUIT-NOW or enroll online at https://quitnownh.org/.

Teens and the Transition Years

Teens and the Transition Years - Mental Health Resources from NAMI Massachusetts


Specific Mental Health Topics:

Anger & Aggression

Anxiety &Stress

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Austism Spectrum Disorder

Depression

Grief Resources for Children

  • When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding Death. Written by Laurie Kransy Brown and Marc Brown. [Ages 4-10] A Guide to helping children understand what death means, and how to cope with feelings.
  • Lifetimes: The beautiful way to explain death to children. Written by Bryan Mellonie and Robert Ingpen. [Ages 5-10] A story about life and death using nature, animals and people - beginnings, endings, and living in between.
  • The Next Place. Written by Warren Hanson. [Ages 4+] A story of 'the next palce' - a place of light and hope where earhly hurt is left behind and a celebration of life. Death is presented in this story in a non-secular way.
  • What's Heaven? Written by Maria Shriver. [Ages 5-9] A daugher learns about coping with death, and heaven when her great-grandmother dies.
  • The Fall of Freddie the Leaf. Written by Leo Buscalgia, Ph.D. [Ages 5-9] A story and description of the seasons of life and death through nature, and a leaf named Freddie.
  • The Tenth Good Thing About Barney. Written by Judith Viorst. [Ages 5-9] A boy whose cat has died learns to understand death as he remembers all the good things about his cat Barney.
  • What on earth do you do when someone dies. Written by Trevor Romain. [Ages 8-12]
  • When a Friend Dies, A book for teens about Grieving and Healing. Written by Marilyn E. Gootman, Ed. D. [Teens] 
  • Teenagers Talk about Grief. Written by June Cerza Kolf. [Teens] 
  • The Grief Bubble: Helping kids explore and understand grief. Written by Kerry DeBay [Interactive, Ages 6-10]
  • How I Feel: A Coloring Book for Grieving Children. Written by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. {Interactive, Ages 3-8]
  • Help Me Say Goodbye: Activities for Helping Kids Cope When a Special Person Dies. Written by Janis Silverman. [Interactive, Ages 4-10]
  • Remember... A Child Remembers. Written by Enid Samuel-Traisman [Journal, Ages 8-12]
  • Fire In My Hearth, Ice in My Veins. Written by Enid Samuel-Traisman [Journal, Ages 13+]
  • Something Happened. Written by Cathy Blanford. [Ages 4-10] A book for children and parents who have experienced pregnancy loss.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder