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NH Mental Health Peer Alliance Survey 2021

We asked you for your opinions and ideas in a survey. Please review the results.

Letter to Legislators

This letter compares the cost of hospitalization and incarceration with the cost of keeping people with mental health conditions in their communities.

NH Legislative Activity

US Legislative Activity

Six Key Principles of a Trauma-Informed Approach

The NH Mental Health Peer Alliance recognizes that more than 84% of adults have significant histories of trauma (Meuser, K.T., et al., Schizophrenic Bulletin, 2004). We want to add trauma-informed care and practices to the agenda. We want people to ask: “What happened to you?”


A trauma-informed approach reflects adherence to six key principles:


  1. Safety

  2. Trustworthiness and Transparency

  3. Peer Support

  4. Collaboration and Mutuality

  5. Empowerment, Voice and Choice

  6. Cultural, Historical and Gender Issues

Co-Occurring Disorders

About 9.2 million adults (3.7%) are living with co-occurring mental health and substance-misuse conditions: 90.4% aren’t receiving substance-use-disorder treatment. We want to add co-occurring-disorders treatment to the agenda. Those with mental illness are more likely to smoke cigarettes; use illicit drugs and marijuana; misuse opioids and binge-drink alcohol—compared with individuals without mental health conditions. Those who misuse substances are more likely to experience serious mental health conditions.

National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC)

Learn how to advocate at the US level for affordable housing and income assistance: resources, trust funds, programs, tools, community development and appendix.