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What's Causing Gaps in the N.H. Mental Health Workforce


Even as the state moves forward with plans for meeting the mental health needs of Granite Staters, workers in this field, from psychiatrists to specially trained nurses, are scarce. The factors are many, ranging from inadequate salaries to licensing boards that make it difficult for job seekers to cross state lines. 


  • Suellen Griffin - Executive Director of West Central Behavioral Health in Lebanon, and President of the NH Community Behavioral Health Association.
  • Jessica Lachance - Heads up the  Mobile Mental Health Unit at the Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester
  • Ken Norton - Executive Director of the National Alliance On Mental Illness in New Hampshire.  

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