NH Children’s System of Care unveils new website

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NHCSoC.org provides families with mental and behavioral health resources and support directory

The New Hampshire Children’s System of Care (CSoC) has unveiled a new website, NHCSoC.org, dedicated to providing children, youth and their families with an easy-to-use directory of mental and behavioral health resources and supports. .

With this tool, CSoC continues to transform behavioral and mental health care services and supports for children and youth in the Granite State into an integrated and comprehensive system of care.

“Finding the right support isn’t always easy and knowing where to start is often the hardest part,” said Michele Watson, CSoC Communications Committee Chair and NH Family Network Coordinator at NAMI New Hampshire (National Alliance on mental illness).

“That’s why the NH CSoC has put together a list of resources available in Granite State, ranging from parent/caregiver support groups, special education information, equine art and therapy opportunities, and more for the new CSoC website. We’ve designed this site with families in mind, making it both easy to use and easy to understand.

The new website – funded by the NH Department of Education through the System of Care SAMSHA grant – features information about CSoC, a list of useful acronyms, a resource directory, as well as news, events and initiatives that support children, youth and their families across the state. The Directory of Family Resources and Support currently includes a growing list of 70 resources across New Hampshire that provide support in mental and behavioral health struggles to help families through difficult times.

According to NAMI, one in six young people in New Hampshire suffers from a mental health disorder each year. In 2020, 57% of Granite Staters with depression aged 12-17 received no care. “Mental health issues facing children and youth in Granite State are at an alarming rate, and families are struggling to find resources,” Watson said. “Our goal is that having support and resources available in one simple, unified web directory will allow young people and their families to get help when they need it.”

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