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Counseling Services, Crisis and Suicide

There are several ways to find a skilled counselor. It might be best to start with a school counselor who is likely to have referred students before and seen good outcomes. Your family physician is another trustworthy person to turn to. A physician is bound ethically to maintain you're confidentially, except if they think you may be in danger of harming yourself, or have been the victim of abuse. In this case, he or she may be required by law to report what you say to the legal authorities.

Other sources for finding counseling or therapy can be found in the Yellow Pages of the telephone book under: Counselors; Mental Health Services; Psychologists; Psychotherapists; and Social & Human Services.

Counseling Services

Child and Family Services
PO Box 5223, West Lebanon, NH (603) 298-8237
35-37 Crescent Street, Claremont, NH 03743 (603) 542-0053
Family counseling and independent living skills.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
(603) 650-7075 (day) or (603) 650-5000
Psychiatric emergency service, alcohol and drug abuse programs.

Family Place
319 US Route 5 South, Norwich, VT
Individual and family therapy.

Hanover Community Counselor
(603) 643-5317
42 Lebanon St., Hanover, NH
Coordinates Hanover Alcohol Diversion Program. Serves residents of Hanover, Etna, Hanover Center, Hanover High School. Crisis intervention and short-term counseling.

Health Care and Rehabilitation Services
(802) 295-3031
195 North Main Street, Suite #2, White River Junction, VT
Mental Health Services.

West Central Behavior Health
20 W Park St., Suite 416, Lebanon, NH
(603) 448-1101
140 North Street, Claremont, NH
(603) 542-2578
Counseling Center for Child and Family

Suicide & Crisis Help

If you are considering suicide, remember:
Although it might seem as if your unhappiness will never end, it is important to realize that crises are usually time-limited. Solutions can be found, feelings change, unexpected positive events occur. Suicide is sometimes referred to as a permanent solution to a temporary problem. Don’t let suicide rob you of better times that would have come your way if only more time had been allowed to pass.

If a friend is considering suicide:
Take him/her seriously. Don’t be sworn to secrecy. Be direct and talk openly. Be willing to listen. Be nonjudgmental. Take action by finding help as soon as possible—help can be found through parents, school counselors, your family doctor, or the suicide intervention hotline.

Suicide Intervention

Headrest Teenline
(603) 448-HELP or 1-800-639-6095
A 24-hour talk line, providing information, help with a problem. This is the place to call locally for most of your serious needs.

National Hopeline Network
The National Hopeline Network links crisis centers certified by the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) under one toll-free number.

Suicide & Mental Health Information Online

Mental Health Net
Information on ADHD, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, medications, suicide, etc.

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill

Mental Health America.net