Photo by Sascha Kohlmann

Photo by Sascha Kohlmann

Adults

You are not alone.  Mental health problems affect about 25% of US adults each year.  Many suffer more than they need to because many treatments are very effective in helping your life to be healthy again.  To find out more, click here.

Children

Sometimes, kids need a little help along the way.  When it comes to unwanted thoughts, feelings or behaviors,  our clinicians know how to help get things back on track.  To read more, click here.

 

Photo by Parker Knight

Photo by Parker Knight

Families

When one person in the family is hurting, everybody hurts.  When families need help with significant stresses, we can help.  Learn more here.

Emergency mental health services are available 24 hours a day.  Need someone to talk to right now?

Please call 603-357-4400


Events, classes and more...

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Mental Health First Aid Certification Training

Saturday, Feb 20th and 27th from 9AM - 1PM at Monadnock Family Services, 64 Main Street, Keene - Conference Room, 2nd Floor. Cost: $50.00.

Mental Health First Aid is the help offered to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until appropriate treatment and support are received or until the crisis resolves.

Learn the risk factors and warning signs of mental health concerns. Get information on depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis, and substance use. Practice a 5-step action plan to help someone developing a mental health concern or in crisis.

Sometimes, first aid isn't a bandage, or CPR, or the Heimlich, or calling 911 - sometimes, first aid is YOU!

Call Karen Coleman at 357-4400 or 283-1503 for details and registration information.

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS for Saturday, March 12th at 6PM!

That's when our amazing local "chefs" will gather to serve you their very best dishes - from round the world!

We hope you'll join us this year for our annual all-you-can-eat feast!

Additional details will be posted soon - stay tuned!

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Youth Mental Health Peer Advocacy Group
For the Monadnock Region

  • a space for youth ages 12-21 who identify with a mental health diagnosis
  • a space to discuss the meaning of mental health and mental illness
  • a space to speak openly about stigma and prejudice and to work to educate others
  • a space to learn about mental health laws and how we can advocate for appropriate policies that reflect our needs

Interested in learning more?
If so, call or email Annelies Spykman to find out about meetings and how you can get involved!
(603) 313-5236 or aspykman@mfs.org
First meeting:
Tuesday December 1, 2015 5:00-6:00 PM
Keene Public Library, Kay Fox Room
60 Winter Street, Keene, NH

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Nurturing Parenting Classes for Building Healthy and Caring Families

A new Nurturing Parenting Class will run for 4 weeks at a time with four rotating parenting topics:

  • Empathy & Appropriate Family Roles –Dec 4- Jan 11 (no class 12/28)
  • Discipline - Jan 25 - Feb 15
  • Appropriate Expectations & Empowerment – Feb 29- Mar 21
  • Expressing Feelings – Apr 4-25

Parents can choose the 4 week class that fits their need or have the option to attend the entire 16 week program.

Monday Evenings
5:30-7:00 PM
The Family Time Program at
Monadnock Family Services, 64 Main St., Keene, NH       Free Childcare
Cost: $10.00 per 4 week session
Paulette Sharkey (603) 357-4400
Psharkey@mfs.org Registration is required for these classes

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Weekly Play Group

Free to the public!

Thursdays 10:00-11:30am Beginning Oct. 29, 2015
(No group Thursday 11/26 and 12/24)
For Parents and their children Ages – Birth to age 5.
Come and play with other families. Experience the value of playing with your child, observing your child play and socialize with others, as well as socializing with other Parents.

No registration necessary.
Where: #5 Harmony Lane, Keene, NH. Sponsored By: Monadnock Family Services - Family Time Program
Facilitator: Paulette Sharkey, (603) 357-4400

 

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