If you’re in an emergency, please call 911 or head to your closest emergency room. If you are in crisis or distress anytime, day or night, and need someone to talk to, use the resources below. Call, text, or chat with a live person. Click on the links below to take you directly to the resource.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Go there!
Veterans Crisis Line and Military Crisis Line: The Veterans Crisis Line is a free, confidential resource that’s available to anyone, even if you’re not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care. The caring, qualified responders at the Veterans Crisis Line are specially trained and experienced in helping Veterans of all ages and circumstances. Go there!
Text 838255 to talk with someone on your phone
The Trevor Project: The leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25. Go there!
Text 678678 to talk with someone on your phone
Local Community Mental Health Center: There are 10 community mental health centers in New Hampshire that provide 24 hour crisis services. If your life or the life of another is at risk, this is not an appropriate resource. In that case, contact 911. If you are experiencing significant distress and are not sure where to turn, contact your community health center to access their emergency services. Included below is the contact information for the two centers in the seacoast region of NH.
- Seacoast Mental Health Center: Located in Portsmouth and Exeter, NH.
- Portsmouth Office: (603) 431-6703
- Exeter Office: (603) 772-2710
- Community Partners: Offices located in Dover and Rochester, NH.
- Phone: (603) 516-9300
- The 8 remaining mental health centers across NH and their contact information can be found here.
Substance Misuse Resources
Al-anon: Support program for individuals who have been affected by someone else’s drinking. Go there!
Helpline: 1 (888) 425-2666
Alateen: Support program for teens impacted by someone else’s drinking. Go there!
Alcoholics Anonymous: Resource for adults struggling with alcohol misuse. Go there!
Narcotics Anonymous: Resource for adults struggling with drug use. Go there!
Helpline: 1 (888) 624-3578
SOS Recovery Community Center: A substance misuse recovery network of individuals in recovery and their allies who seek to provide support for others in similar circumstances. SOS recovery center offers a variety of recovery coaching as well as telephone recovery support to individuals in Strafford County in New Hampshire.
Helpline: (603) 841-2350
Department of Children Youth & Families: Everyone in New Hampshire is what is known as a mandated reporter. This means that New Hampshire Law requires any person who suspects that a child under age 18 has been abused or neglected must report that suspicion immediately to DCYF. They are available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, and 365 days per year.
1 (800) 894-5533
National Child Abuse Hotline: The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. Serving the U.S. and Canada, the hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with professional crisis counselors who—through interpreters—provide assistance in over 170 languages. The hotline offers crisis intervention, information, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All calls are confidential. Go there!
1 (800) 422-4453
National Domestic Violence Hotline: The Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to empower victims and survivors to find safety and live free of abuse. They also provide support to friends and family members who are concerned about a loved one.
Phone: 1 (800) 799-7233