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Make Mental Health Part of Your Back to School!

The arrival of autumn officially signals back-to-school time! For both caregivers and kids, this season brings out a lot of mixed emotions, as we leave behind fun times together and move on to exciting new opportunities, responsibilities, and changes to our daily life. During this back-to-school season, and throughout the school year, make sure to prioritize your and your family’s mental health!

With a coordinated and collaborative effort involving multiple entities across the state with leadership from the NH Department of Health and Human Services and the NH Department of Education, the NH Children’s System of Care is comprised of over 50 organizations who work collaboratively to support children in the Granite State with mental health challenges. NH CSoC is dedicated to improving the mental health of NH children, youth and their families through a network of resources and support – visit the Help for Families page at NHCSOC.org for a full list of resources.

NH CSoC partner NAMI New Hampshire offers a variety of services designed to help kids and families. To learn more about the following services or find other local and national resources, contact the NAMI NH Information and Resource Line at 1-800-242-6264 (press 4) or info@NAMINH.org

· Family Peer Support Specialists work with your family to identify your needs and provide coaching, education, and support for all family members as you work towards addressing your needs and goals

· .Parent Support Groups are scheduled, live meetings for parents of children/adolescents with social-emotional challenges.

· Caregivers of Children & Adolescents with Social Emotional Challenges – Private Facebook Group

Also, be sure to check out the following national resources:

· Adolescent and School Mental Health

· Back to School Resources

· Mental Health Resources for Kids, Teens and Young Adults

· Educator Back to School Wellness Guide

Content adapted from the NAMI NH blog.