COVID-19 is changing the way we learn, eat, exercise and cope in our daily lives. Below, resources have been added to assist during this challenging time.

Mental Health Services

If you or someone you know is struggling emotionally, you are not alone.  Help is available 24/7 – please reach out for support.

Free Mental Health Support for healthcare workers & first responders in the Upper Valley

Offering immediate bookings at no charge from volunteer, licensed NH/Vt therapists in your community.  Learn more at


Counseling Associates: 603-865-1321
Crisis Textline: Text 741-741
Mental Health Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing: 603-899-6147 24hr Emergency Line: 800-762-8191
National Alliance on Mental Illness (Resource Line): 1-800-242-6264
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255, TTY: 1-800-799-7889
Samaritans Crisis Hotline: 357-5505
The LGBTQ+ National Help Center: 1-888-843-4564
The Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386 (Trained Counselors available)
Trans Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255, option 1. Text message: 838255
West Central Behavioral Health
          Adult: 603-542-2578          Children and Teens: 603-542-5449

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

TTY: 1-800-799-7889

We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

Veterans Crisis Line
1-800-273-8255 Press 1

Are you a veteran in crisis or concerned about one?  Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are Veterans themselves.

Trans Lifeline
1-800-273-8255, option 1

Text Message: 838255

Trans Lifeline is a trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive.

Crisis Text Line
text HOME to 741741

Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime, about any type of crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from our secure online platform. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.

Disaster Distress Hotline

Text TalkWithUs to 66746

SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.

The Trevor Project

Text START to 678678

Trained counselors are here to support you 24/7. If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, call the TrevorLifeline now.


Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health (D-HH) has launched a mental health webinar series in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic. The series features Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H) and Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine experts who discuss the challenges and concerns brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic and social isolation.  “Heads Up: Coping Through COVID-19” will cover topics relevant to parents who may be working from home while homeschooling children, high school and college students who are learning online and isolated from friends, adults experiencing anxiety or who struggle with mental illness, health care workers and first responders, and seniors and those who care for them.

For more information about the “Heads Up: Coping Through COVID-19” mental health webinar series, please visit

Heads Up: Coping through COVID-19.
Session 1
Focus on Parents of Infants through Sixth Graders

featuring Erin Barnett, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine, and Caroline Christie, MSW, Clinical Social Worker, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Intensive Care Nursery (ICN), who will address school, family, and the additional challenges faced by new parents during this time.

Heads Up: Coping through COVID-19.
Session 2
Focus on Parents of Seventh Graders Through College-Age 

featuring pediatrician Kimberly Gifford, MD, and Susan Pullen, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Dartmouth-Hitchcock, who will address how to talk about COVID-19 and social distancing, school, and mental wellbeing with older children.

Heads Up: Coping through COVID-19.
Session 3
 Focus on High School Students

featuring John Broderick, Senior Director of Public Affairs at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and former New Hampshire Supreme Court Chief Justice, and a panel of high school students, who will address the importance of social distancing, mental health, and staying connected to friends, classmates and teammates.

Heads Up: Coping through COVID-19.
Session 4
Focus on Health Care Workers and First Responders

featuring Stephen Cole, PhD, Manager, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Employee Assistance Program, who will address managing stress, protecting yourself and loved ones, and mental wellbeing.

Heads Up: Coping through COVID-19.
Session 5
Focus on Adults, Navigating Stress and Mental Wellbeing

featuring Robert Brady, PhD, Director of Anxiety Disorders Service, Dartmouth-Hitchcock, William Torrey, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine, and Ken Norton, Executive Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness, New Hampshire (NAMI NH), who will address managing mental health, staying informed, and staying connected and productive.

Heads Up: Coping through COVID-19.
Session 6
 Focus on Seniors

Ellen Flaherty, Ph.D, APRN, AGSF, Director, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Centers for Health & Aging, and Daniel Stadler, M.D., Director of Geriatrics, Dartmouth-Hitchcock. They address managing anxiety surrounding the pandemic and staying connected to loved ones.

Heads Up: Coping through COVID-19.
Session 7
Focus on Supporting Families Economically Impacted By COVID-19

featuring Bryan L’Heureux, Community Health Partnership Coordinator, Population Health, Mirella Maggi, PhD, clinical psychologist, and Dr. Eric Wadsworth, Co-Director of Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Financial Fitness Advisors. They address issues affecting families whose livelihoods have been impacted by the pandemic, such as unemployment, economic insecurity, food insecurity, and paying for childcare.

Heads Up: Coping through COVID-19.
Session 8
Focus on what families are at risk and under stress due to COVID-19?

featuring Becky Parton, MSW, LICSW, Co-Director for “Project Launch” of the Dartmouth Trauma Interventions Research Center, and Cathy Brittis, MSW, Program Manager for the Child Advocacy Center at Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. They address how to “know and tell” the signs that children and families may be at risk of abuse, neglect and mental health crises due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Heads Up: Coping through COVID-19
A webinar series on mental health

Questions for these guests or for other guests in this Dartmouth-Hitchcock series? Please send them by email to

Learn more about the “Heads Up: Coping Through COVID-19” video series at