January 17, 2023
(Washington, DC) – New Hampshire’s congressional delegation is highlighting key mental health funding for the state through 2023. Bilateral Secure Communities ActLast year, the delegation helped pass a gun safety bill. The state is receiving more than $1.3 million for mental health programs to support rural youth and reduce youth suicide.
“To fully address the challenges that impact mental health in our society requires an all-hands-on-deck approach. That’s why we need to invest in adequate resources for the Granite State to get them the treatment they need to stay healthy and ensure we have a long-term health care infrastructure to support them.” Senator Shahin said.. I am excited to see these new investments from the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, which will help support New Hampshire’s youth mental health programs, health care workers and other essential mental health care infrastructure. I’m happy to see that our state’s mental health care programs and professionals do amazing work every day and are receiving much-needed funding.
“Granite States — especially young people — are speaking out boldly about their mental health challenges and the need to break down the stigma so people can get the help they need.” Senator Hassan said. “I was happy to work on the passage to pass the law Bilateral Secure Communities ActI look forward to seeing how community organizations and our state use the new federal funding, which provides essential support for those struggling with mental health. We must continue to work together to make mental health a priority and make sure people know they are not alone and that help is available.
“Access to affordable and trusted mental health resources can be lifesaving — that’s why it’s so important that everyone in New Hampshire gets the support they need.” said Custer, founder and co-chair of the Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force. “This financial support by Bilateral Secure Communities ActIt will make a real difference to mental health services in our region, especially for our rural communities and residents. I was proud to contribute these federal dollars to New Hampshire and will continue to work with the federal delegation to expand mental health training and resources.
“We are facing a mental health crisis and we must make continuous progress to ensure that Granite Staters get the support and services they need. This funding provides education and training for first responders and frontline workers, and grants invest in critical areas that target youth and underserved communities. said Congressman Chris Pappas. “I sponsored the bipartisan Safer Communities Act last year to enable these investments, and I will continue to support efforts that address the Granite State’s mental health needs.”
of Bilateral Secure Communities Act Key to the NH Congressional delegation’s passage into law is supporting 2023 federal funding.
- More than $248,000 to Dartmouth Health to support the mental health and trauma needs of 12- to 18-year-olds and their families in rural communities.
- Nearly $250,000 for the University of New Hampshire’s Mental Health First Aid for New Hampshire program, which will help ensure caregivers, first responders and other social service providers are trained to provide mental health support and referrals to at-risk adults, Latino and rural seniors.
- $250,000 for Greater Manchester Mental Health Center for mental health awareness and training for college/university staff, law enforcement officers and other social service providers
- $250,000 to the Makin’ It Happen Coalition for Resilient Youth to help schools and youth-serving organizations recognize warning signs and support youth with mental health issues, to reduce suicide or mental health crises
- More than $102,000 to Strafford County to support mental health training for law enforcement officers working in schools
- More than $261,000 for NHS Health and Human Services to strengthen and improve mental health and emergency preparedness and disaster response efforts