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Substance Use and Mental Health Initiative (SUMHI)

Dartmouth Hitchcock (D-H) is dedicated to optimizing all care related to substance use and mental health throughout its health care system by continuously improving clinical practice, education, research and targeted community partnerships.

This website is intended to bring together resources to support clinicians in better addressing substance use and mental health issues, to share information on care improvement projects, and to invite engagement of others in the work of improving care of persons with behavioral health challenges.

The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Substance Use and Mental Health Initiative (SUMHI) is a multidisciplinary collaboration that engages a number of departments and projects both within the Dartmouth-Hitchcock system and the greater community. SUMHI is funded through the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Population Health Management Council, with leadership from the D-H Department of Psychiatry.

Crisis lines

  • 2-1-1 New Hampshire: Listing of hotlines and other resources multiple topics
  • Substance related crises: 1 (844) 711-4357 (HELP)
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Crisis and Consultation Services:  1 (800) 556-6249
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1 (800) 273-8255
  • Teen crisis intervention: 1 (800) 639-6095
  • D-H Addiction Treatment Program: Offers state-of-the-art evaluation, treatment, and referral services for people seeking help for substance use and related disorders. (603) 653-1860

Current and recent news and events

  • Suicide Prevention and Intervention Training or Health Care Providers: A Program for Nurses, LNAs and MAs
    June 10, 2019, 7:30 am to 12:15 pm, DHMC Auditorium E
    For more information, see the event flyer (PDF).
  • Free Eight-Hour MAT Waiver Course
    Monday, April 29, 2019, DHMC, Auditorium G
    Presenters: Charles Brackett, MD and Sanchit Maruti, MD
    For more information, view the event page.
  • Project ECHO Partnership for Academic-Clinical Telepractice: Medication for Addiction Treatment (PACT-MAT)
    The third Thursday of every month beginning April 17, 2019, University of New Hampshire
    For more information, see the event flyer (PDF).
  • Shield Our Children From Harm: Building Blocks of a Healthy Community
    Thursday, April 11, 2019, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, DHMC
    Keynote: "Working with Families, Maximizing Children's Resilience," presented by Alice M. Forrester, PhD (clinical psychology), CEO, Clifford Beers, New Haven, CT.
    For more information, see the Shield Our Children flyer (PDF).
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Youth Summit 2019
    Friday, April 5, 8:00 am to Saturday, April 6, 5:00 pm, Grappone Conference Center, Concord, NH
    Read about the event.
  • Stigma as Discrimination: Impact on Treatment Strategies for Success Webinar
    Monday, April 1, 2019, 12:00 to 1:00 pm, online webinar
    For more information, see the Stigma as Discrimination flyer (PDF).
  • Update on Dartmouth Hitchcock Initiatives to Optimize Care of Patients with Opioid Use Disorders and Reduce Opioid Related Harm
    Monday, March 4, 2019, 5:00 to 6:30 pm, DHMC Auditorium H
    Meeting goals:
    • Update D-H staff and others with interest on recent advances within D-HH to improve care of patients with OUD/SUD and reduce opioid related harm
    • Inventory any unidentified or persisting challenges related to care of patients with OUD and/or other initiatives
    • Identify opportunities to expand engagement
    Event video
    Event slides (PPTX)

Read about our past news and events.