Many Americans who are deaf or hard of hearing, and who need to access services for mental health disorders often face enormous obstacles to getting the care they need. Information is often only provided in written English, which is problematic for deaf people who have limited English proficiency. Trying to use a regular telephone line can result in lost or misdirected calls.
To alleviate this problem in New Hampshire, Greater Nashua Mental Health Center was selected as the site to implement a Deaf Services Program. This program was developed to provide counseling and other mental health services using clinicians and interpreters who are fluent in American Sign Language.
Our team provides culturally competent diagnostic treatment services to assist deaf children and adults with mental health disorders to become fully integrated members of their communities. Although our offices are in Nashua, we provide services throughout the state of New Hampshire.