Student Health and Wellness

Student health and wellbeing 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 Assistant Dean for Students, Lauren Berger at

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 2018. Emily’s hours and availability are announced each week via email. To set up an appointment outside of the drop-in hours for ongoing therapy, students can call the Riverbend Admissions line at 603-228-1600, option 1, 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 or text New Hampshire's Rapid Response Access Point 24/7 at 833-710-6477. A trained professional will help the student to find immediate help or resources. 

We strongly encourage students to establish medical care upon arrival to Concord. Students can find information about physicians accepting new patients through the Concord Physician Referral Line

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.

For UNH Law students, staff, & faculty impacted by interpersonal violence (sexual assault, stalking, sexual harassment, & relationship abuse), there are many resources available to you:

We are pleased to announce the opening of the Interfaith Prayer & Meditation Room.

The space is an inclusive and welcoming space for students, faculty, and staff who are of diverse religious and non-religious backgrounds.

This room is on the first floor of the law library and is designated for quiet prayer, contemplation, meditation, reflection, and practice anytime the building is open.

Students, faculty, and staff may check out the key at the library front desk on a first-come, first-serve basis for no more than 2 hours. Additional usage guidelines may be found in the space and on the library website.

The New Hampshire Lawyers Assistance Program (NHLAP) is an independent, non-NH Bar affiliated, confidential resource established by the NH Supreme Court. NHLAP provides FREE 100% CONFIDENTIAL assistance to law students who experience substance misuse, depression, stress or other distress that affect well-being and impair an individual’s ability to function and be successful in law school.



We have partnered with the Granite YMCA to provide students discounted memberships during the fall, spring and summer semesters for $100 each semester. You can visit the Concord location to sign-up. View the partnership flyer!

Check out some other fitness centers in the Concord area!

In addition to our weekly drop-in sessions with Riverbend Community Mental Health, online or hybrid JD program students have access to free mental health counseling available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, as well as online seminars on personal growth, mental health, addiction and recovery, wellness, and more. 

Up to six counseling sessions are available for each student per calendar year, available virtually, by phone, or via a referral to meet in person with a local counselor at no cost. Session timing is determined between counselors and individuals. 

 We have engaged Acentra Health to provide this service, a company that brings: 

  • Three decades of experience providing free, confidential, licensed, counseling, crisis triage, referral, and wellness services. 
  • A nationwide network of licensed, credentialed counselors who bring extensive experience for a variety of needs. 
  • An overall participant satisfaction and willingness to refer others to the service rate of 98% (based on 2022 surveys). 

Additional information about this service and how to utilize it can be found here.