In a landmark move, the New Hampshire delegation has welcomed the receipt of a $1 million planning grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to develop comprehensive behavioral health care in the state. This grant is part of a larger effort to increase access to behavioral health services and to reduce the stigma associated with mental health issues.
The grant will be used to support the development of an integrated system of care that focuses on prevention, early intervention, treatment, and recovery. This system will provide access to evidence-based care and support services that are tailored to meet the behavioral health needs of each individual.
Senator Jeanne Shaheen, a member of the New Hampshire delegation, hailed the grant as a crucial step forward in the fight to improve behavioral health care in the state. “This grant is an important investment in the health of our communities and in the well-being of our people,” said Shaheen. “It will go a long way in helping us address the mental health needs of our citizens, and make sure they have access to the care they need.”
Governor Chris Sununu echoed Shaheen’s sentiments, noting that the grant will help to ensure that all New Hampshire residents have access to quality care. “This grant will help us to ensure that those suffering from behavioral health issues have access to the best possible care,” said Sununu. “It will help to expand access to mental health services, reduce the stigma associated with mental illness, and provide the support that individuals and families need to thrive.”
The grant from SAMHSA will provide the resources necessary to develop a comprehensive system of care that focuses on prevention, early intervention, treatment, and recovery. This system will be designed to meet the individual needs of each person, and will provide access to evidence-based care and support services.
The New Hampshire delegation is thrilled to have received this grant, and is eager to begin work on this important project. With the help of this grant, the delegation is confident that they can create a system of care that will be beneficial to all New Hampshire residents.