Recipient of the Greater Nashua Mental Health Center Leadership Award 2012
(Hope, Empowerment, Advocacy, Recovery, Towards, Support)
Peer Support Center of Greater Nashua Region VI
P.O. Box 1564
5 Pine Street Extension, Suite 1G
Nashua, NH 03060
An Adult Educational and Wellness Center
Phone (603) 882-8400
Fax (603) 882-8700
The Members Monthly Newsletter
“Yes You Can!”
Hours: 8am – 4pm Monday-Friday
Saturday 8 am – 12 pm
Web Site www.heartspsa.org
H.E.A.R.T.S. Warm Line
is available seven nights a week
5 pm to 10 pm
H.E.A.R.T.S. Mission Statement
Our mission, as peers, is to support one another as people who are challenged by the daily effects of living with, coping with, and recovering from mental health issues. Everyone will be encouraged to develop relationships that will enable and empower each other’s worldview. In addition, our aim is to develop greater awareness of personal and relational patterns, to support and challenge each other through peer support, self-advocacy, empowerment, and education. Our ultimate goal is to achieve recovery and ongoing wellness.
WHAT’S INSIDE!H.E.A.R.T.S. and Warm Line Information------
Mission Statement, What’s Inside and H.E.A.R.T.S. Board of Directors------
Member’s Page (trivia, poetry, happy birthday)------
What’s happening in your neighborhood------
Educational Group and Consumer Information------
Senior Centers Information------
Ken & Tom’s Corner------
Monthly Schedule with daily groups and activities (check for trivia answers!)------
Please Note: The schedule, pages 9, 10, 11 will be sent separate from newsletter. / Page 1
Page 5 & 6
H.E.A.R.T.S. Board of Directors
Executive Committee: Directors:
Pat Worsley: President Ruth Morgan
Stacie Laughton: Vice President Christine Graham
Claire Peddle: Treasurer Scott Brennan
Suzie Martel: Secretary
January Trivia (true or false)
January is National Soup Month? (Answer found in page 8)
On January 1, 1863, the Emancipation Proclamation was signed by President John Kennedy. (Answer found in page 8 of the monthly schedule)
January 5this the last day of the “12 Days of Christmas.”
(Answer found in page 9 of the monthly schedule)
January 8, 1935 – Elvis Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi (Answer found in page 9 of the monthly schedule)
The First AFL-NFL World Championship Game in professional American football was played on January 15, 1960 (Answer found in Page 10 of the monthly schedule)
On January 7, 1789, North Dakota became the 47th state. (Answer found in page 10 of schedule)
Monthly Educational Event
Tricia Ellis of NAMI Connections Peer Support
to talk about Peer Support in an open group setting.
After Hour Meetings at Your Center:
Weekly after Hours Recovery Meetings
Monday Men’s Peace of Mind Group (TSDD) AA, 7:00 to 8:30 pm (open to public)
Tuesday Heroin Anonymous 7:30 pm-9:00 pm
Wednesday Wednesday Recovery Group 7:00 to 8:30 pm (Private)
Thursday Bill and Charlie Men’s Group 7:00 to 8:30 pm (Private)
Saturday Young Peoples Saturday Night Live AA, 7:30 to 9:00 pm (open to public)
DBSA Nashua is a safe, non-judgmental, and stigma free open peer support group. Whatever mental health issues you may have, please come. There is no charge to attend, everyone is welcome to come and get the support you need and deserve from peers who truly understand what you are going through or may have gone through in the past. Celebrating our 12th year of giving support!
Meets every Thursday from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at 100 West Pearl St., Nashua, NH 03060
For information: Tom Doucette (603) 888-2141, website www.dbsanashua.org or e-mail , or .
NAMI CONNECTIONS is a free peer to peer facilitated support group for people living with mental illness. NAMI NH CONNECTION meets weekly for 90 minutes, following a flexible structure without an educational format. Group meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. Located at the John Mason Institute 20 Trafalagar Square, Suite 110 Conference Room, Nashua NH for more information contacts Tricia (978)204-2442 or Vickey (603)552-3310.
Consumer Council Meets monthly to discuss issues pertaining to Mental Wellness in the state of New Hampshire. Consumer Council meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 10:00 am, 105 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH. Continental breakfast is served. Consumer participation is encouraged. H.E.A.R.T.S. van provides transportation to and from Consumer Council. Van leaves at 9 am from H.E.A.R.T.S. and returns at about 1:00 pm.
Greater Nashua Mental Health Center at Community Council is dedicated to helping families and individuals of all ages reach their full potential by providing state-of-the-art, evidence-based care that focuses on recovery. We pride ourselves on creating a welcoming environment that places a high value on every person who comes through our doors. We believe that by respecting people as they are, we can help them to become all that they wish to be. GNMHC is located at 7 Prospect St, Nashua, NH 03060. (603) 889-6147
NAMI Nashua meets every second Tuesday (Educational) and fourth Tuesday (Support, Caring and Sharing) of the month at St. Joseph School of Nursing in the Academic Building, Kinsley Street, Classroom A on the third floor. Contact Information: Norma or Scott 603-882-6771, Pam 603-888-6219 or by e-mail .
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI NH) 85 North State Street, Concord, NH 03301. Phone 603-225-5359, E-Mail . A grassroots organization of families, consumers, professionals and other members is dedicated to improving the quality of life of persons of all ages affected by mental illness and/or serious emotional disorders through education, support and advocacy.
GNMHC Advisory Council meets the last Friday of each quarter 12:00 to1:30 pm. Meeting held at Community Council, 100 E. Pearl St, Nashua, NH. Ken is a member of the Advisory Council and attends to represent H.E.A.R.T.S. Peer Support Center.
The Connect Program: Training Professionals and Communities in Suicide Prevention and Response including Surviving Suicide Loss, Grief Support Groups, Telling Your Own Story, Attempt Survivors and many more supports. Connect is a nationally designated Best Practice Program developed by NAMI – NH contact information, 603.225.5359 or 1.800.242.6264.
NH State Behavioral Health Advisory Council meets the second Tuesday of the month from 5:30-7:30 PM. The Council meets at the Audubon Society, McLane Center, at 45 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH. Ken Lewis, Executive Director H.E.A.R.T.S. Peer Support Center is a member and also the liaison for the Peer Support Centers. The public is welcome to attend and can participate at the end of the meeting. If possible, please notify us in advance if you plan to attend at 603-271-0568. Thank you.
Lamprey Health Care, 22 Prospect Street, Nashua, NH 03060, (603) 883-1626 Fax: (603) 883-6633
Practice Manager: Jennifer Bernier, ext. 7120
Most programs have eligibility requirements based on your income, family size, and ability to pay.
Lamprey Health Care’s Mission is to provide high quality primary medical care and health related services with an emphasis on prevention and lifestyle management to all individuals regardless of ability to pay.
At Harbor Care Health and Wellness Center, primary and preventive health care is offered to youth over 15 years old and adults who fall within one or more of the followingcategories:
· No Income
· Low Income
· No Insurance
· With private insurance – Harvard Pilgrim and Anthem Blue Cross
· Insured by Medicaid/Medicare
· Living in a rooming house
· Living with friends or family
· Living in a Hotel or Motel
Senior Centers in our region:
Hudson Council on Aging, Town Hall of Hudson, 12 School Street, (603) 886-6000
Merrimack Senior Citizens Club, John O’Leary Adult Center, 4 Church St, Merrimack, NH, Contact: Irene Jennies (603) 424-2362
Nashua Senior Activity Center, 70 Temple Street, Mon-Fri 9AM-4PM, Thurs. open till 8PM Contact Eileen Gormley (603) 816-2642.
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