Thank you for participating in Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, May 1 – 7, 2017! Your ongoing efforts throughout the state help raise awareness and reduce stigma around children's mental health.Learn more here
From the Blog
May 1 – 7, 2017 was Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week in New Hampshire and what a week it was! Schools and community organizations throughout the state held over 20 events, trainings, and films. CBHC legislative priorities were advanced in the New Hampshire Senate. CBHC representatives gathered in Governor Sununu's office to hear his Children's Mental Health Awareness Week Proclamation. And over 80 legislators came to a policy lunch that focused on children's mental health services.
Senate Bill 534, the major policy initiative of the Children’s Behavioral Health Collaborative, sponsored by Senator Jeanie Forrester, has passed two legislative milestones. On February 11, the Senate Health and Human Services Committee voted that the bill “ought to pass.” Then on March 3, the full Senate passed the bill. Both were moments that all Collaborative members can celebrate. The legislation next proceeds to House committees for approval.
In The News
The hour has come when we need to do the right thing as a state and provide the prevention, treatment and environment of recovery for those who are struggling.