You continue to serve the population that I work for at Great Bay Services. Your constant input and advice makes our people’s lives better.Carol Hollis
I believe that community mental health centers are essential in providing both prevention and treatment for those people in need of services.Maxine Morse
Mental health services provided by SMHC are a vital service that is so challenged by reduced state and federal aid during these times of challenges budgets. I thank you for the services you provide and am glad to add my support.Leonard Korn, MD
I understand the tremendous need for mental health services and care in this state.Henry Ferrell and Gwen English
In the wake of the terrible tragedy in Newton, CT, the role of agencies like SMHC in local communities is especially appreciated. Thank you for helping so many.Louise and Basil Richardson

Program Spotlight

Sagamore Creek Bridge is Closed
Until December of this year, possibly later, the Sagamore Creek Bridge will be closed. Click HERE for alternative directions to reach SMHC’s Portsmouth office.

JFK’s Final Act Heeds 50 Years of Community Mental Health

On October 31, 1963, President John F. Kennedy signed into law the Community Mental Health Act to federally fund community mental health centers and research facilities devoted to the treatment of mental illness. It was the last legislation President Kennedy signed into law.

Click HERE to learn more.

Special issue of National Council Magazine, 50 Years, 50 Stories


About Seacoast Mental Health Center

Founded in 1963 to address the mental health care needs of the New Hampshire Seacoast, Seacoast Mental Health Center (SMHC) is one of ten state-designated community mental health centers (CMHCs) in New Hampshire. As a CMHC, we are mandated to provide evaluation to children, adolescents and families, the elderly, and the severely and persistently mentally ill regardless of their ability to pay.

Governed by a board of directors, our mission is to provide a broad, comprehensive array of high quality, effective and accessible mental health services to residents of the eastern half of Rockingham County.