are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why….I dream of
things that never were, and ask why not?”
- Robert F. Kennedy
NH Public Mental Health Survey
In fall of 2007 the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Behavioral Health contracted with the Institute on Disability (IOD) at the University of New Hampshire to conduct the New Hampshire Public Mental Health Consumer Survey Project. The project is part of a federally mandated annual survey of the nation’s Community Mental Health Centers (CMHC). With support by the project’s advisory board, the IOD and the UNH Survey Center conducted and analyzed findings for a consumer satisfaction survey of adults, youth, and family members of youth receiving services from New Hampshire’s 10 community mental health centers. Individuals were asked for feedback in a number of areas, including: general satisfaction with services, access to services, participation in treatment, quality of treatment received, cultural sensitivity, and outcomes.
The Public Mental Health Consumer Survey project is funded by a grant from the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Behavioral Health.