Welcome to the NH Mental Health Peer Alliance Website! We hope you find the information for which you're looking.
At each month's NH Mental Health Peer Alliance Meeting, we have a conversation about different topics (e.g., Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder, Rapid Response Access Point, Step-Up/Step-Down, Housing in NH, The Peer Movement, Peers in the Workforce, etc.). We gather people with a variety of different perspectives to add to the conversation.
We encourage you to follow legislation at the state and federal level and advocate for issues that matter to you. Visit our Calendar page for more details.
Letter to NH Legislators
We sent an email message to NH Legislators to educate them about cost-effective peer mental health services compared to other mental health services.
NH Mental Health Peer Alliance Survey 2021
We asked you for your opinions and ideas in a survey. Please review the results.
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:
Trustworthiness and Transparency
Collaboration and Mutuality
Empowerment, Voice and Choice
Cultural, Historical and Gender Issues
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.