Recommendation 10

Recommendation 10: Increase existing available mental health resources (e.g., Community Mental Health Centers, or by engaging Public Health Networks) to increase the capacity of services and decrease wait times.

Lead Agency: Department of Health and Human Services,  Bureau of Children’s Behavioral Health


  • Part of the 10-Year DHHS Mental Health Plan
  • Related Legislation:
  • Department of Health and Human Services was awarded a $2 million Rapid Response grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to expand crisis response services for children, youth, and adults due to COVID-19. The grant expanded crisis response teams at all 10 community mental health centers by providing one additional Masters level clinical and one additional peer support specialist.
  • NH Rapid Response Access Point started 2022 – click here to learn more.