June 2022/Issue XXXIII
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Our collaborative art exhibition and poetry reading event on May 14th to recognize and celebrate National Mental Health Awareness Month saw more than 60 people gathered (and masked!) inside the AVA Gallery exhibition space where artist Tara Wray's photography surrounded us.
Former NH State Poet laureate Alice Fogel offered comments on Hope and Mental Health, sharing her own experiences with both. Ten community poets read their poetry responding to the theme of "Hope; What brings you light and lifts you up?" Our thanks to The AVA Gallery and CATV, to our event sponsors and to all poets, who, in addition to Alice Fogel, included: Pam Ahlen, Cole As’sude, Partridge Boswell, Debby Franzoni, Don Herzberg, Marjorie Matthews, Marjorie Moorhead, Catherine O’Brian, Judith Taylor, and Betsy Vickers. Thank you all for making this special community poetry reading and art exhibition a reality!  
Join Us for NH Gives

Hosted by the NH Center for Nonprofits, NH Gives is the state's largest day-of-giving, bringing together hundreds of nonprofits and tens of thousands of donors to raise as much money and awareness as possible for NH's nonprofit sector. This year, so long as we raise $300, West Central will be eligible for NH Gives bonus pool dollars to match all giving on our NH Gives page. Please donate generously, if you are able. In addition, there is a grand prize of $2,500 going to the organization with the most unique online donors between 5pm on June 7 and 5pm on June 8.

Your Mental
Wellness Matters

Staying positive can be hard, especially when it feels like we encounter distressing events on a daily basis. Maintaining a positive outlook on life can really help with our overall wellness. This Mental Health America website offers some helpful and thoughtful insights and techniques. We like to call it "B Positive" -- as easy to remember as the blood type!
Here at West Central
Youth CAN Coalition

Stop by and visit the Youth CAN Coalition at the Newport Farmer's Market from 3-6 every Friday on the Newport Common from now until September. Learn about substance use and healthy alternatives for youth as well as upcoming Youth CAN events and programs.
We are excited to be a member of the Youth CAN Coalition, a Drug Free Communities program to strengthen and expand community partnerships to prevent and reduce substance misuse among youth in Claremont and Newport.

Click Here to visit and Like the "Youth CAN 603" Facebook page.

Regina (Gina) Mix, BSW, Director of Adult Services, received one of this year’s New Hampshire Governor’s Council on Physical Activity and Health’s Outstanding Achievement Awards.
The Outstanding Achievement Awards (OAA) are given annually by the Council to individuals and organizations who have accomplished outstanding achievements in promoting healthy lifestyles for New Hampshire residents and employees.
West Central
is Hiring!

If you have an interest in helping others, there's no more gratifying and meaningful work than in community behavioral health. Visit our Careers page to find available positions - some are eligible for a $4,000 sign-on bonus - and for your next professional step that will make a world of difference.

Featured Position

We are looking for a Clinician to join our dynamic outpatient team in our Lebanon Adult office. At West Central, clinicians are members of a supportive and multidisciplinary environment. We provide office-based and telehealth therapy to clients living with severe and persistent mental health concerns. If you are a Clinician passionate about working with a network of locally-focused professionals dedicated to improving the lives of our clients and community, click here to find out more.  
*This position is eligible for a $4,000 sign-on bonus*

Watch this Video to learn more about how West Central clinicians and staff help their clients thrive.
In the Community
Community Partners

During the month of May, West Central staff donated food and non-perishable items to Upper
Valley Haven in recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month to help its clients, and our clients, in need. Partnerships such as this are the backbone in assisting our most vulnerable community members.

Thank you Upper Valley Haven, from all of us at West Central.

Round Up to Support
Our Community

The New Hampshire Electric Co-op Foundation 's (NHEC Foundation) Round Up is a program that “rounds up” the monthly electric bills of participating Co-op members to the nearest dollar. The money raised by members’ Round Up contributions in turn supports the NHEC Foundation, a separate non-profit 501(c)(3) that issues grants to NH charitable organizations and community programs, like West Central's InShape program that improves the quality of life for all its members. If you are an NHEC customer, please consider "rounding up"!

AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to West Central when you shop at smile.amazon.com and select us as a recipient!
Do you like what we're doing in our community? If you're able to make a gift to us, please do. We're a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) non-profit serving clients in the Upper Valley and Sullivan County with offices in Lebanon, Claremont, and Newport, NH. Each year, we extend $600,000 in unreimbursed charitable care to vulnerable people in need of our services. No gift is too small, and we also accept monthly recurring contributions on our online giving page. For more information, please visit our Giving page or contact
Dave Celone at dcelone@wcbh.org.
Gifts of any size make a difference to help save lives.
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NH Rapid Response Access Point
24/7 Crisis Support
(call or text)
(988 goes live nationwide on July 16, 2022)