NHTI students can meet with a trained peer for confidential conversations and listening support. For some students, this is an important first step in getting connected to a professional counselor; for others, it simply helps them to reduce stress and vent in a safe, non-judgmental environment. Peer counselors receive training on setting boundaries, limits to confidentiality, and active listening.

Peer counseling is available in-person or via Zoom by appointment. We can tailor the program to meet student needs in ongoing or one-time sessions. Our peer counselors offer weekly drop-in hours in ACE and the Health and Counseling office. We hold group discussion sessions twice per month on topics such as finding motivation and feeling isolated.

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About NAMI New Hampshire

Colleges around the country are focusing on suicide prevention and improving student mental health, thanks to funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Garrett Lee Smith State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention Grant Program. Here in New Hampshire, NAMI New Hampshire is the grantee and is collaborating with diverse community partners to improve outcomes for youth and young adults in Merrimack, Carroll, and Coos counties.