Long Wait Times; 30 NH Residents Waiting For Inpatient Care For Mental Health

The pandemic has been quite devastating.  We have seen an absolute rise in mental health issues in youth and increased anxiety, depression and suicide not only in New Hampshire, but across the country.

Right now, there are 16 adults and 14 minors waiting in the NH Hospital Emergency Rooms to be admitted for inpatient care for mental health issues.

“COVID has had a significant, very real increase in the number of people suffering with stressors from the pandemic”, Susan Stearns, Executive Director of NAMI NH, told Good Morning New Hampshire.

Korie has worked in the broadcast industry for more than 20 years. She has a news producing background dating back to 1996, with positions at WCSH-6 in Portland, Maine, WMUR-TV in Manchester and the Executive Producer for NH1. She returns to Binnie Media as the News Director for News Talk Radio. Korie and Jack have similar backgrounds in the industry, and currently Co-Host Good Morning NH with Jack Heath. Korie lives in Salem and loves spending time at the beach, the gym, watching the NFL and dining out with family and friends.