New Hampshire is planning for a crisis phone/text/chat line that anyone can contact at any time for support with emotional distress. The new 3-digit number 9-8-8 will replace the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and will expand services so that New Hampshire residents can call/text/chat for support with mental health, substance use, or thoughts of suicide. If you or someone you know has concerns about how to get help in NH, we need to hear from you. 

You can inform the planning! The State of New Hampshire wants to learn from you what we need to be aware of and how to make this change work for all. Please join us for a virtual listening session so that we can discuss the changes to NH’s crisis access and you can ask questions and raise concerns or provide feedback to inform planning in New Hampshire.  To learn more please join the 9-8-8 in New Hampshire Community Listening Session on October 20th at 6 pm. Register for the Zoom webinar by clicking the link in the PDF of the flyer included below.

If accommodations are needed for communication access such as interpreters, CART, assistive listening devices, or other auxiliary aids and/or services, please contact Jennifer Sabin at Jennifer.A.Sabin@dhhs.nh.gov or 603-545-2225 by October 14th. At least 5 business days advance notice is requested in order to assure availability; requests made fewer than 5 days prior to the event will attempt to be accommodated but cannot be guaranteed. Other Questions? contact Jennifer O’Higgins at Jennifer.OHiggins@dhhs.nh.gov