Student health and wellness is a top priority as we know that law school can be a stressful endeavor. If you find that you are in need of additional assistance to help balance the many priorities that students have, please contact Lauren Berger at email@example.com
UNH Law has partnered with Riverbend Community Mental Health to provide a drop-in counselor for students once a week. Our counselor is Emily Turcotte and she has been working with the law school students since 2019. Emily’s hours and availability are announced each week via email. To set-up an appointment outside of the drop-in hours, students can call the Riverbend Admissions line at 603-228-1600 and share that they are a law student who would like to meet with Emily. Riverbend takes all forms of insurance.
If a student is in a period of mental health crisis, they are encouraged to call Riverbend’s 24/7 Mobile Crisis Service at 1-844-743-5748. A trained professional will help the student (or a support person) to find immediate help or resources. Students can also go to the Behavioral Health Crisis Treatment Center which is a walk-in clinic for adults (18+) with an urgent mental health need. It is located within walking distance to the law school at 40 Pleasant St., Concord, NH. The walk-in hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m.-midnight.
Additional counselors can be found in the Health Resources listed below
The University of New Hampshire School of Law requires all students to maintain health and accidental insurance while at UNH School of Law. You will receive information about student health insurance plans in the summer.
For families with children, the state of New Hampshire offers the NH Healthy Kids Program, which provides access to low-cost and free health coverage options for uninsured children and teens.
All students that are in the U.S. on an F1 or J1 visa and are enrolled in a degree program at UNH School of Law are required to enroll in the UNH Student Health Benefits Plan (SHBP).
Starting July 16, 2022, everyone across the United States will be able to dial 988 and be connected to mental health and/or substance use crisis support.
In New Hampshire, this support is currently available by calling/texting 833-710-6477 or chat here.
Crisis services are available to anyone in New Hampshire. Depending on your needs, the crisis contact center can:
- Send a team member from a community mental health center to meet you right where you are – in your home, or another location in the community.
- Provide rapid response follow up appointments that include crisis intervention services.
- Refer you to inpatient treatment options, if appropriate, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – including holidays.