CONCORD — Mental Health for US, The National Council for Behavioral Health and the NH Community Behavioral Health Association have assembled a Host Committee of 25 local organizations that have signed on to support the upcoming Unite for Mental Health: New Hampshire Town Hall to be held on Mon., December 16 at The Dana Center at Saint Anselm College in Manchester. The event will serve as a town hall for 2020 presidential candidates to engage with an audience of New Hampshire families, mental health professionals and local policymakers to discuss the key issues and solutions related to mental health.

“The member organizations of the Host Committee are collectively involved in all aspects of the mental health community here in New Hampshire and are led by engaged and compassionate leadership,” says Roland Lamy, Executive Director of the NH Community Behavioral Health Association. “The number of organizations willing to join the Host Committee provides overwhelming evidence that there is broad interest to discuss an issue of such profound importance. Their diverse perspectives and specialties will make for an inclusive and powerful event to raise awareness of mental health policies during the 2020 presidential campaign cycle and beyond.”

Host Committee members are involved with event programming, bringing awareness to the event, attendance at the event and continuing the conversation around mental health policies after the event.

Member organizations of the Host Committee are: American Civil Liberties Union of New Hampshire, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, NH Chapter, American Mental Health Counselors' Association, Bi-State Primary Care, Center for Life Management, Community Partners, Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Disability Rights Center, Granite State Home Health & Hospice Association, Greater Nashua Mental Health, Lakes Region Mental Health Center, Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester, Mental Health for US, Monadnock Family Services, NAMI New Hampshire, National Council for Behavioral Health, New Hampshire Medical Society, New Hampshire Mental Health Counselors Association, NH Children's Behavioral Health Collaborative, NH Community Behavioral Health Association, NH Psychiatric Association, Northern Human Services, Riverbend Community Mental Health, Inc., Seacoast Mental Health Center, Inc., and West Central Behavioral Health.

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