GNMH Services and Facilities Updates
Rapid Response Services
Greater Nashua Mental Health has recently added a program called Rapid Response, dedicated to help with mental health and substance use needs related to the added pressures of COVID-19. Contact us today for an appointment.
Open Access Walk-In Services are Now Open
Effective immediately, our Open Access Walk-In Services are now available! The service is available at our 440 Amherst Street, Nashua, facility on Mondays through Thursdays, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
We are still doing everything to ensure that the safety of our clients and staff remain our top priority. Please see Screening and Entry Procedures below.
All Services Other Than Open Access
Please note that all services other than Open Access will still be by appointment only until further notice. Check back for updates! We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we continue to work to keep everyone safe and healthy.
Screening and Entry Procedures
We have screening and entry processes in place to ensure everyone’s safety. All individuals entering our buildings will be asked the following screening questions. Please do not come to the offices if you would answer “yes” to any of the following questions.
- Have you been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19
- Have you had a fever or felt feverish in the last 72 hours?
- Are you experiencing any respiratory symptoms including congestion or runny nose, sore throat, cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing?
- Are you experiencing any new muscle aches or chills?
- Have you experienced any new change in your sense of taste or smell?
- Are you experiencing fatigue, diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting?
Please note the following expectations of any person entering our facilities.
- All individuals entering our buildings will also have their temperature taken. Anyone with COVID-related symptoms or a temperature of 100 degrees or above will be rescheduled to a Telehealth visit or to a later time.
- All individuals in our buildings will be required to wear a mask . If you have a mask, please wear it into the building. If you do not have a mask, we will gladly provide you with one.
- Only clients with an appointment will be able to enter our buildings. For clients who are under the age of 18 or who have a caregiver, one parent/guardian/caregiver will be able to accompany the client into the building.
- Please use the hand sanitizer we have provided in the lobby and in various places throughout the building.
- We are asking for your patience when you arrive. For everyone’s safety we must allow time between patient appointments to allow for cleaning.
Many services continue to be offered outside of the office through Telehealth. When your appointment is scheduled, you may have an option of coming into the office or speaking to your provider through video or telephone. Please call us at (603) 889-6147 if you need to verify if your appointment is via telephone, video or in the office.
We thank you for patience during this time!
As always, our Emergency Services are open 24/7. We remind you to always call if you feel unsafe, suicidal, or have any feelings of hurting yourself! You do not have to be a current GNMH client. Call 1-800-762-8191.
Nuevos Números de Teléfono para Personas que No Hablan Inglés
¡Atención personas que no hablan inglés! ¡Ahora puede llamar a estos nuevos números de teléfono permanentes para acceso de servicios directamente a través de un intérprete!
Teléfono principal- Llame al 1-844-245-4458
Servicios de emergencia las 24 horas, los 7 días a la semana-
Llame al 1-844-245-4545
Resources & Verified Information
In our world of social media, varied news sites, and 24/7 information, it’s so important to read verified, fact-based sources for updates and resources you can use to stay healthy.
- Resources for the Deaf Community
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- New Hampshire Dedicated COVID-19 Information and Resources Website
- NH Department of Health and Human Services
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
NH 2-1-1- Information Information Hotline
211 NH is a resource to connect NH residents to the most up to date resources they need from specially trained Information and Referral Specialists. 211 NH is available 24 hours, 365 days a year. Multilingual assistance and TDD access is also available. Do not hesitate to call 2-1-1 for information or support!
In the Rooms SUD Support Groups
In The Rooms is a free online recovery tool that offers 130 weekly online meetings for those recovering from Substance Use Disorder and related issues. They embrace multiple pathways to recovery, including all 12 Step, Non-12 Step, Wellness and Mental Health modalities.
Please check out In the Room HERE.
COVID-19 Planning for Older Adults
The CDC recommends that anyone over the age of 65 stay at home, as they are higher risk of complications from COVID-19. This requires planning and thoughtful conversations.
Click HERE for some tips for personal household planning
Here are some additional tips for Medicare Beneficiaries
NAMI NH Various Resources
NAMI NH INFOLINE
info@NAMINH.org or call 1-800-242-6264 (ext. 601 for general inquiries, ext. 602 to get info. for individuals 18+, ext. 603 to get info. for children/youth under 18).
NAMI NH FB SUPPORT GROUPS
PARENTS MEETING THE CHALLENGE
NAMI NH ONLINE PARENT SUPPORT GROUP
Contact Carol Lemelin at 603-664-2116
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Online Meetings
AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) ONLINE MEETINGS
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Online Meetings
NA (Narcotics Anonymous) ONLINE MEETINGS
Al-Anon Virtual Meetings
AL-ANON VIRTUAL MEETINGS
Peer Support Agencies in NH
Peer support consists of supportive interactions based on shared experience among people and are intended to assist people to understand their potential to achieve their personal goals. Interactions are based on trust, respect, and mutual support. Peer support agencies accomplish this by providing choice, using non-medical approaches to help, sharing decision making, encouraging informed decision making about all aspects of people’s lives, challenging perceived self-limitations, etc.
Currently they have phone support and warmlines running to help.
Talking to Kids About COVID-19
The Coronavirus Pandemic is a difficult topic for parents to explain to any child, perhaps even more so when the child has Autism Spectrum Disorder or other special needs. Many of these children process information in a concrete manner, prefer established routines, and need support to understand and interpret emotions.
Here is a simple and easy booklet to support you in these conversations.
Parents of Anxious Kids Support Group
For parents of school-aged kids or younger w/ anxiety and OC related disorders – every Tuesday starting 3/24 8:30pm EST
Virtual Yoga for All Recovery (Addictions, All Types, Cancer)
Yoga is physically and mentally immensely beneficial!!
Join a Yoga in Recovery Session Hosted by Yoga in Action
That’s right enjoy Yoga from home with our trained instructors from Yoga in Action. These are for all levels and beginners are welcome. Come check it out from the comfort of home now on Zoom’s virtual video conference platform.
It’s free and easy to download. You do NOT need to turn your video on you can watch and follow along.
Click below to join at the scheduled time!
Live Yoga for Recovery
Yoga in Action Videos
Here, you can find prerecorded videos of guided meditations, chair yoga, breath-work, Yoga and Cancer classes and more. These resources are presented by our Yoga in Action Faculty.
YIA online offerings
LIVE Yoga & Cancer via Zoom
Yoga and Cancer Community: Maintain your practice through these uncertain times with your Y&C teachers! Please join a class to get started. These classes are offered via Zoom. If you need the Zoom app, you will be instructed to download it when you join the class.
Yoga and Cancer w/ Marissa McAleer
Mondays @ 4:15pm
Yoga and Cancer w/ Deana Cavan
Tuesdays @ 5pm
Yoga and Cancer w/ Michelle Couture
Wednesdays @ 3:30pm
LIVE Yoga for ALL Abilities via Zoom
These classes are open to our existing Yoga for ALL Abilities clients and their care providers. Enjoy chair and/or mat based classes for clients with disabilities including traumatic brain injury, developmental, intellectual and/or physical challenges.
Yoga for All Abilities w/Maria Cousins
Tips for Parents/Caregivers – Your Executive Skills & Remote Learning
Our kids are at home, with the expectation that they will continue to learn while schools are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. If this causes chest pains, shortness of breath, or full-blown panic as you figure out how to navigate your kids’ schooling while you’re doing all the other things you have to do to keep your lives stitched together during this challenging time, you are not alone.
Here is a great resource for all of us NON-teachers. You CAN do this! And you don’t need to be perfect. Let’s navigate this temporary new normal at home – together. Read this great resource here!
Parents – Virtual Help from the Office of Student Social & Emotional Wellness
The NH Office of Student Social & Emotional Wellness offers virtual supports for parents, as you navigate this new world of kids learning at home (and everything else!) Please check out the following:
Parents – Tools and Tips from the Department of Education
As the State of NH shifts to a remote instruction + remote supports = remote learning model in response to COVID-19, the Department of Education has supports for communities, educators, and students and their families.
Their new resource website contains guidance and strategies for educators, caregivers, and students to explore as we all transition to this time of remote learning.
National Suicide Prevention Hotline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline and chat available to anyone in the U.S. in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. By dialing 1-800-273-TALK (8255), the call is routed to the nearest crisis center in their national network of crisis centers.
You are NEVER ALONE.
National Crisis Text Line
The Crisis Text Line is a free, 24/7, text-based support for those in crisis. To use this resource, just text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the US to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.
Texters can discuss a wide range of issues, including anxiety (including around the Coronavirus), depression, and more. To learn more, check out their website: https://www.crisistextline.org/
Resources for People Experiencing Domestic Violence
Extension of Federal Food Assistance Program (WIC)
OCD Support Group
OCD SUPPORT GROUP
Open to individuals & family members – every Thursday starting 3/19 at 8:30pm EST
RecoverYdia AA Meetings and Live Peer Support Meetings
Local Food Resources from United Way of Greater Nashua
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Visual for COVID-19 Information
This handy visual provides helpful COVID-19 information to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community. Click here to open.”