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Please come to see our center, meet our staff and members, and learn about our programs.
Granite State Monarchs
64 Beaver St.
Keene, NH 03431
phone: 352-5093 fax: 355-8211
7 nights a week
or toll free
opportunities at the Monarchs
throughout New Hampshire
This website was
July 1st, 2011
Granite State Monarchs Peer Support Agency serves consumers of mental health services. The Monarch's mission is to promote peer support an effective means of learning alternative strategies to manage aspects of our individual circumstances. Peer Support encourages individuals to become more proactive in their recovery and thus more empowered. This is accomplished through educational, vocational, interpersonal, social, and spiritual opportunities. Support is provided in an atmosphere free of judgment, stigma, and medical model labeling; focusing instead on acceptance, validation, empowerment, and personal growth.
Supporting each other on the road to recovery.
The Granite State Monarchs Peer Support Agency was established in 1995. We are a consumer run organization with the mission to provide opportunities for mental health consumers to come together and support each other in moving forward toward what we want in life - as opposed to away from what we don't want - and to establish a culture in which our members and participants feel more empowered and less dependent on the mental health system. We practice a particular kind of peer support which is "a system of giving and receiving help founded on key principals of respect, shared responsibility, and mutual agreement of what is helpful."* This is called Intentional Peer Support (IPS). The intention is to use the peer support relationship to clarify, focus on, and move toward our personal life, recovery, and wellness goals.
All of our programs are free and grounded in the principle of personal responsibility, mutuality, reciprocity, respecting others' thoughts and beliefs as valid and important, growth beyond stigma, shame, and limits placed upon us, and creating and maintaining a strong, active voice and presence dedicated to social change. We believe that by developing better relationships people feel valued, become empowered and thereby move toward recovery.
Through the practice of IPS, and our program of support groups and activities, we gain greater confidence in our ability to handle uncomfortable feelings and personal emotional crises, avoid frequent hospitalizations, and lessen the need for other medical or clinical interventions. If you are a consumer of mental health services and are at least 18 years old, we invite you to spend some time at the Granite State Monarchs and meet our staff and other consumers in a safe, non-clinical, non-judgmental, stigma free, and positive environment. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have and welcome the opportunity to talk with you.
It is our hope that the information provided on this website will give you a sense of what we are all about and we thank you for your interest in our unique programs.
to the following area organizations and businesses for their generous support
Monadnock United Way
147 Key Road, Keene, New Hampshire