A Message from AJ Horvath, Interim President & CEO

A new year allows for the reflection of the past year and setting goals for the new year to come. At West Central, 2023 was a successful year and a time of transition. We are very optimistic for 2024 as we work to expand access to those needing our care, deepen our community partnerships, and support our wonderful staff who have chosen to dedicate their time to better the lives of our friends, family, and neighbors.
Wishing everyone a happy and healthy 2024.

Finding Comfort in Unexpected Places
by Diane Roston, MD

“List three things that bring you comfort. These can be a person, animal, place, activity, food, anything that does not hurt you at the same time it provides comfort. Then choose one of the three and write about it, or write whatever you feel moved to write.”

Diane Roston, MD, is a staff psychiatrist at West Central and clinical assistant professor at the Department of Psychiatry, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.
SE Employment Success Story!

As we reflect on the beginning of a New Year, the Supported Employment Team at West Central has offered to share a story of joy and promise.

Deb Monk and Allison Piotte have built a relationship with a client who asked for support in overcoming employment obstacles. Their collective goal was to overcome the barriers that were in place, potentially preventing them from keeping a job that they liked. With coaching, the client has maintained a positive attitude, gained insight, as it relates to employment, and has goals for the future. While job coaching is an important component in this success story, the acknowledgement and recognition belongs to the individual who does the work. We hope that you will join us in celebrating an employment success story!
WCBH Board Member Spotlight
Sally Rutter

You may recognize Sally from her career in local real estate. Sally is now retired from real estate, and is one of West Central's Board Members. Asked why she serves on our Board, Sally thoughtfully states, "I’m an advocate for mental health awareness, acceptance, support, and understanding."

Thank you for your dedication to WCBH, Sally!
Updates from the Granite Hope Veterans Coalition

At an early December veterans outreach event at Runnings in Claremont, members of the Sullivan County and Lower Grafton County Granite Hope Veterans Coalition (GHVC) offered information and resources about veteran suicide prevention and intervention. They also held a free raffle for a $100.00 gift card. Bill Metcalfe, Director of WCBH's Specialized Programming, stated, "I am confident that there is "Hope" for our local veterans in the community to assist with their needs and reduce veteran social isolation." 
Pictured: Left to Right: Dale Garrow, Retired Army Veteran, Gary Deroser, Retired Navy Veteran, Bill Metcalfe, Army Veteran.
Careers at WCBH

We are hiring!
Search our careers page and learn about our available positions. Or contact our Human Resources Department directly at hr@wcbh.org.

Join the team at West Central Behavioral Health as we work towards becoming a federally-recognized Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic.

West Central provides high quality, person- and family-centered mental health services to underserved individuals of all ages, including our military service members, veterans, and their families.

Pictured: Sue White, Director of Human Resources at WCBH.
Do you like what we're doing in our community? We're a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) charitable organization serving clients in the Upper Valley and Sullivan County, NH with clinics in Lebanon, Claremont, and Newport. No gift is too small. Visit our Giving page to learn more about gifts of stock or securities, or to designate West Central as a beneficiary in your will or estate plans.

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Here's to Another Year of Making an Impact!

What better way to ring in 2024 than buying a reusable $2.50 Community Bag at Hannaford Supermarkets in West Lebanon? This January, when you purchase either of these blue bags pictured below, $1 will be donated to WCBH!
West Central Behavioral Health’s mission is to promote the health and quality of life of individuals, families and communities by providing treatment for mental illness and substance use disorders, while helping to reduce the stigma associated with these challenging conditions.