Mental Illness Ministry

 

Mental Health Emergency Phone Numbers for Seacoast, NH and York County, ME

If you feel your life, or that of another, is at risk, call    911

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SUICIDE

New Hampshire: Go to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Maine: State of Maine Hotline

1-888-568-1112

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Mental Health Emergencies, Seacoast NH/Rockingham County

Seacoast Mental Health Center

http://www.smhc-nh.org

Emergency Services: Portsmouth 603-431-6703

Emergency Services:  Exeter 603-772-2710

     Emergency Services is committed to providing quality care for people in crisis through assessment, crisis intervention and stabilization services on an outpatient basis. Emergency clinicians are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  The clinician with whom you speak may elect to meet with you in person at the center or make arrangements to meet with you at Exeter Hospital. Afterhours calls will be answered by an answering service, which will take your name and phone number, and an on-call clinician will immediately return your call.

     Cities included in our catchment area are: Brentwood, Deerfield, East Kingston, Epping, Exeter, Fremont, Greenland, Hampton, Hampton Falls, Kensington, Kingston, New Castle, Newfields, Newington, Newmarket, North Hampton, Northwood, Nottingham, Portsmouth, Raymond, Rye, Seabrook, South Hampton, Stratham.

Portsmouth Office

1145 Sagamore Ave

Portsmouth, NH 03801

603-431-6703

Exeter Office

30 Prospect Ave

Exeter, NH 03833

603-772-2710

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Strafford County Community Partners, Dover

http://www.communitypartnersnh.org

Emergency Services: 603-516-9300

     Available 24 hours a day, every day, to provide crisis support to county

     Our services include:

  • Emergency assessments to those experiencing acute psychiatric distress to determine if psychiatric hospitalization is necessary
  • Phone consultation and support
  • Referral to mental health services at the agency and in the area.

Emergency Services are provided at Community Partners offices, and at Wentworth Douglass Hospital in Dover and Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester. Community Partners Emergency Services are NOT appropriate if your level of distress places your life, or the life of another, at risk.

Strafford County Community Partners

113 Crosby Rd, Suite 1

Dover, New Hampshire

603-516-9300

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Mental Health Emergencies York County, ME

Counseling Services, Inc.

http://www.counselingservices.org

Statewide Crisis Hotline: 1-888-568-1112

(will automatically link you with the nearest regional crisis center, as long as you are calling from a landline)

York County (direct) crisis hotline: 207-282-6136

The nearest Counseling Services office for routine mental health services is located in Kittery:

453 State Rd (U.S. Route 1)

Kittery, ME 03904

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Corpus Christi Mental Illness Task Force

Our Mission Statement:

The Mental Health task force members are non-professional, volunteer, parishioners who want to reach out to individuals with mental illness and their families by providing spiritual opportunities, a welcoming environment, and a variety of resources. We strive to increase the awareness and understanding of the Corpus Christi Parish Community.

 The Mental Health Task Force has been formed to educate and inform parishioners about mental illness, and to raise awareness, sensitivity, compassion, and service for persons with mental illnesses and their families.  The Task force meets every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 1:30 pm in the Eileen Daly Pastoral Center.  New members are always welcome.  You only need a willingness to educate yourself, and in so doing, educate parishioners, and anyone else you interact with, about the needs of persons with mental illness and their families.    Training is not necessary or required, only your willingness to learn and help others learn.

Contact:          Pastoral Minister, Carol Jacques-Dow, at pastoralassoc.ccnh@gmail.com or 436-4555.

MOVIE NIGHT:   The Task Force invites all parishioners, and everyone interested, to attend Movie Night every 2nd Wednesday evening of the month, at 6:30 pm (September – June), in the Eileen Daly Pastoral Center basement.  We will show movies related to Mental Illness of all types for the purpose of educating and informing all of us who attend. The title of the movie will be announced in the parish bulletin the week before so that you may choose according to what you are interested in and want to learn about.  Bring your dinner if you don’t have time to eat after work, but we will provide the popcorn and lemonade.

 

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