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The American Red Cross in conjunction with the Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce Health Resources Committee will be holding a Blood Drive on Friday, December 1, 2017. The Drive will be held from 1:00 to 6:00 pm at the Dance Connection located at 8 Rockingham Road, Windham, NH. To make an appointment visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter sponsor code SALEMCHAMBER.

To streamline your donation experience and save up to 15 minutes, visit RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass to comple your pre-donation reading and health history questions on the day of your appointment.

NAMI NH Family-to-Family Program to be held in Derry

Family-to-Family is an education program that is FREE for family members, partners and friends of individulas over the age of 17, who have a mental illness such as:  Anxiety, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Borderline Personality Disorder, Panic Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Family-to-Family is a 12-week course taught by local, trained volunteers who have family members with a mental illness. In this course you will learn about these illnesses and their treatments; how to improve communication with your loved one; solve problems; find the help you need; and take care of yourself. 

Classes start:  Tuesday, January 9, 2018  Location:  Derry, NH Click here for Flyer

Registration is required. Click here to register online

Contact the Teacher:  Nancy Hollinshead at 631-987-3063 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more information, contact:  Liz Hodgkins, NAMI NH Education and Support Program Coordinator at 603-225-5359, x322 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mental Health First Aid Training

Events page image 1If you encountered someone in emotional crisis—a co-worker, family member, neighbor or someone in the community— would you know what to do to help? CLM in Derry is offering a Mental Health First Aid training to help improve mental health literacy and help participants to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness.

Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to people with the signs and symptoms of mental illness or in a crisis and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social or self-help care. Anyone can take the 8-hour Mental Health First Aid course— human resource professionals, business owners, first responders, teachers, students, leaders in faith communities and any caring citizen.

The course will be co-facilitated by Celia Felsenberg, LICSW, CLM Director of Adult Services and Peter Reinertsen, LCMHC, CLM Director of Emergency Services, both certified Mental Health First Aid trainers. According to Felsenberg, "We are more likely to find someone in emotional distress rather than someone experiencing a heart attack, yet most people are not prepared to respond. Public health efforts have aimed to teach people CPR, the Heimlich or the use of 911 in emergencies, and now we have the Mental Health First Aid program for helping people recognize when a person is experiencing a mental health crisis and how best to respond. Anyone of us could face this scenario with a family member, friend, co-worker, neighbor or just someone you encounter in the community."

In its pilot year, the Mental Health First Aid program was introduced in nearly 20 states and more than 40 communities nationwide. In July of 2014, several staff from Center for Life Management participated in NH's statewide "Train the Trainer" Mental Health First Aid Program, coordinated by the NH Behavioral Health Association in cooperation with the NH Bureau of Behavioral Health, where trainers earned certification from the National Council for Behavioral Health.

CLM regularly offers the 8-hour Mental Health First Aid course.  For upcoming program dates or more information, please contact Joyce Santos at (603) 965-0733 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Click here for Mental Health First Aid registration flier.