Employee Spotlight

Diversity Calendar

In the News

Health & Wellness

From the Corner Office: 

  Together We Can

   ~Maggie Pritchard

  CEO, Lakes Region Mental Health Center



Celebrate Laconia Lights Festival

Check out our LRMHC-Sponsored Tree!

Holiday Walk: Now - Jan 1, 2023

Mental Health Awareness

Online Auction Results

Thank you

Donors, Sponsors, and Bidders!

Record-Breaking Auction Proceeds: $28,661

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Three lucky winners will be announced on Dec. 1st

Annual Report

new LRMHC Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) mission and vision statement has been created thanks to our EDI Committee:

You Matter. I Matter. We Matter.

Lakes Region Mental Health Center is dedicated to providing a welcoming, inclusive atmosphere for everyone, where all voices are heard, and diversity is celebrated. We strive to develop an inclusive culture where staff, patients, and community members feel comfortable and seen. Through continuous education, conversation, and empathy, we foster an environment where people of various backgrounds, beliefs, and identities feel safe seeking mental health help & resources.

Respect Advocacy Integrity Stewardship Education Diversity

Diversity Calendar

Days of Importance: 2022 - 2023

From Our Child and Family Program

17-year-old Ashley came to the Center with severe anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) that prevented her from consistently attending school. Her relationship with her mom was suffering as well. They were frequently arguing as Ashley didn’t know how to talk about her thoughts and feelings in a way that gave her mom an understanding of them. After working with her therapist for four months, Ashley gained the skills to express her thoughts and feelings in a way that doesn't lead to fights with her mom.

Both Ashley and her mom report that they are finally able to understand each other in a way they never have before. As a result of clearing that hurdle, Ashley is now tackling the OCD with Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Ashley is attending school regularly and is on the honor roll! She is even talking about going to college next year, something that six months ago, she never thought was possible.

*Names have been changed

Employee Spotlight: Support Staff in Plymouth

Elizabeth Mehegan

How long have you worked here? 

Five years.

What is your idea of the ideal vacation? 

Cruising the Caribbean. The sea calms me and cruising is my happy place.

What was one of your biggest adventures in life? 

Moving to NH from California on a spur of the moment decision. A bit of a culture shock for me!


Do you have any hobbies? 

I used to do custom leatherwork using both soft and latigo leathers. I also used to make beaded jewelry. 


What is your favorite thing about working here? 

My coworkers, supervisor, and flexibility. I work with some pretty amazing people!

Mental Health: In the News

Mental Health is Biggest Health Concern in U.S., Says Surgeon General

"Dr. Vivek Murthy, US Surgeon General, says the mental health crisis is the biggest concern facing the country because it impacts so many people and different facets of life."

(Source: Bloomberg, Oct 26)

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Laconia cold weather, low-barrier homeless shelter to open

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"The City of Laconia will have a low-barrier cold weather shelter to offer safety to those who are experiencing homelessness."

Health & Wellness

Self Care Tips for Winter

  • Know & Respect Your Limits.
  • Volunteer
  • Walk in Nature
  • Stay Active & Hydrated

  • Be Kind To Yourself
  • Journal
  • Join a Local Group or Club
  • Read

Turkey Noodle Soup

Ingredients (yields 4 servings)

*tools needed include a pot and ladle


  1. Chop the vegetables and the turkey. Then, heat olive oil in a large pot. 
  2. Sauté onions and garlic for about 5 minutes. Add celery and carrots and sauté for an additional 5 minutes.
  3. Add all remaining ingredients (except noodles) to the pot and bring to a boil. Then reduce heat to medium and cover for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. 
  4. After 20 minutes, add in egg noodles. Bring to a boil for 5-7 minutes until noodles are cooked completely.
Full Recipe

Thank You, Donors!

(July 1 - Nov 28, 2022)

3 Lakes Landscape & Supply

405 Pub & Grill

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Ashland Lumber

Belknap Mill Quilters Guild

Bethanie Vachon

Binnie Media

Bolduc Park Association

Borislow Insurance

Carolyn Ames

Castle In The Clouds

Chaos & Kindness

Clark's Bears

Climaxe Throwing

The Common Man

Covered Bridge Farm Table

Cozy Cabin Rustics

Cross Insurance Laconia - Mark Cote

Crossroads Chiropractic

David & June Huot

Deborah and Dana Dana Pendergast

Donald and Martha Dolben

Eastern Propane Gas, Inc

Emily Clement, Life Coach

Franklin Opera House

Franklin Savings Bank

Fright Kingdom


George's Seafood & BBQ

Ginny Lovett

Gloria Thorington

Gunstock Mountain Resort

Harris Family Furniture

Hart's Turkey Farm Restaurant

Hectors Fine Food and Spirits

Irwin Automotive Group

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Judith Wright

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Lakes Media

Lakes Media

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Meredith Village Savings Bank

Minkow & Mahoney Mullen, PA

Mr. and Mrs. Edward McFarland, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Perry and Anne Onion

Mr. David Hart

Mr. Marshall Hatch

Mrs. Barbara Zeckhausen

Mrs. Nancy Haven

Ms. Carol Pierce

Ms. Katie Graham

Ms. Lynn Leighton


New Leaf Vintage, LLC

Pamela & David Brown

Patrick's Pub & Eatery

Peter Lank

Piedmont Print & Frame

Plymouth Animal Hospital

Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center

Rand's Hardware

Remix Nutrition

Rev. John Eaton

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Richard DeMark

Roger Nash

Rowell's Services

Samantha Kokua

Shooter's Tavern and Pizzaria

Stephen and Elizabeth Bedard

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

Sunshine Fisk

Susan Stearns

Tanger Outlets Tilton

The Cake Theatre

The Children's Museum of New Hampshire

The Studio

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United Way of Rhode Island

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Walter Strauch

Woodstock Inn Brewery

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