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Local & National Resources to Help with Mental Illness, Social Isolation and Loneliness

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AARP Friendly Voice Program
AARP Friendly Voice Program, a toll free service for all adults 18 and older, has trained volunteers standing by to provide a friendly call and say hello. If you would like to speak with someone Monday through Friday 9am-5pm, eastern time, call 888.281.0145 and leave your contact information.

Community Connections
AARP Community Connections is a new website that offers steps to get or give help. You can organize online mutual aid groups to stay connected, share ideas and support those in need. aarpcommunityconnections.org

National Center for Disaster Fraud Hotline
The Justice Department advises to be wary of anyone offering coronavirus tests, to consult with your doctor, and to be skeptical of anyone requesting your bank account, Social Security number, or payments by wire transfer, cash, gift card or through the mail. Please report any suspected fraud by calling the National Center for Disaster Fraud hotline at 1-866-720-5721.

National Alliance on Mental Illness -- NH
National Alliance on Mental Illness NH’s Information & Resource Line is OPEN! To connect with resources and supports in the Granite State, contact info@naminh.org or 1.800.242.6264 to leave a confidential message – a NAMI New Hampshire team member will return your call within 48 business hours. (Monday – Friday, 9 am – 50 pm)

Crisis Lines
If you or someone you know is struggling emotionally, please reach out and get support:

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for 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 – veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.
  • Crisis Text Line – free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the US to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.
  • Trans Lifeline – call 1-877-565-8860 for a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Trans Lifeline volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs community members might have.
  • Disaster Distress Helpline – call 1-800-985-5990 for a 24/7 national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster.
  • The Trevor Project – a national 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth. If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, call 1-866-488-7386 to connect with a trained counselor.
  • The LGBT National Help Center – call 1-888-843-4564. Open to callers of all ages. Provides peer-counseling, information, and local resources.

Connect2Affect
Run by the AARP Foundation. Is social isolation affecting you? See if you’re at risk and find your local connections. View resources to help you stay healthy and connected during the coronavirus pandemic. https://connect2affect.org/

ServiceLink New Hampshire
A program of the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, ServiceLink contracts with local agencies within the state to help aging adults and persons with disabilities access long-term services, caregiving resources, and Medicare Caregiving may be one of the most important, and challenging, roles you’ll ever take on. No matter where you are in your caregiving journey — starting to plan; taking care of a family member in your home, in a facility, or from a distance; or managing end-of-life caregiving responsibilities — having resources at your fingertips will make the process easier. AARP developed this family caregiver guide with you, the caregiver, in mind and as a starting point to help you find the services and support you might need throughout your journey. 866.634.9412 toll-free servicelink.nh.gov

NHCarePath
NHCarePath connects caregivers to services and resources for aging, disability, independent living, counseling, financial planning, home care, mental health, transportation and more. 866.634.9412 toll-free nhcarepath.dhhs.nh.gov

Granite State Independent Living
Granite State Independent Living is a statewide not-for-profit providing information, education, support, transition services and advocacy to aging adults and adults with disabilities who want to remain independent. 603.228.9680 | gsil.org

211
NH 211 NH is a free, 24/7 telephone service connecting New Hampshire residents to local services and resources via trained referral specialists. It also offers guided searches — for basic needs, consumer services, legal services, education, health care and more — via its website. 2-1-1 | 211nh.org

NH EASY Gateway to Services
NH EASY Gateway to Services, a program administered by the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, helps you find services for seniors. It offers a comprehensive list of health, financial, legal, housing, food, social and other resources. 800.852.3345 | nheasy.nh.gov

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