What is the Dover Mental Health Alliance?

The Dover Mental Health Alliance (DMHA) was born from community members with a shared interest, from across all sectors, to tackle the stigma of mental illness and shine a light on the importance of recognizing that our mental health is just as important as our physical health.

The Vision of the Dover Mental Health Alliance

A culture that understands, embraces and addresses the complexities of mental health.

The Mission of the Dover Mental Heath Alliance

To build a resilient community that is educated, responsive and conscious of the impact of mental illness.

Dover Mental Health Responses and Challenges

How can we do better?

A Community Conversation

The City of Dover’s first responders, emergency departments, social service entities and schools are facing an increase in mental health related crises. Communities across the country are facing the same reality. Listen in where experts from Dover, NH what the mental health response looks like right now, the challenges and areas of success, and what the next steps are moving forward. Here are all three community forums/conversations that illustrate the work of the DMHA Task Force Subcommittee which has been working to develop a set of recommendations that reflect trends, obstacles, opportunities, and best practices to follow as they relate to ongoing the City response to mental health related calls for service and needs.


A Strategic Plan Developed by a Subcommittee of the
Dover Mental Health Alliance Task Force

About Dover, New Hampshire

Dover is a small New Hampshire city, with a population of about 32,000 people. Dover is nestled between the mountains and the ocean. The community is close to the University of New Hampshire, only a 15 minute drive to Portsmouth, the NH shoreline, an hour to Boston, MA and Portland, ME, and also just a short drive to some of the best four season recreation areas in the White Mountains offering skiing, hiking, fishing, camping and beautiful scenery.

The Dover Mental Health Alliance is planting seeds of culture change, one person and place at a time in Dover and surrounding cities and towns in New Hampshire. Read more on how you can get involved for your business, your school, your family and your neighbors.

Emergency Resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Languages: English, Spanish.

Haven – Portsmouth, NH
Violence Prevention and Support Services 24-Hour Support Line
1-603-994-SAFE (7233)

For mental health or substance use crisis

Call/Text 1-833-710-6477