Diane Roston

Diane Roston

Diane Roston is the medical director for the nonprofit community behavioral health center, West Central Behavioral Health, which has clinical offices in Claremont, Lebanon, and Newport.


‘It breaks my heart to say no to so many people in need’

By: - November 18, 2022

A friend contacted me about her adult daughter who had lost her job, was drinking alcoholically, and was considering suicide. I carefully considered the services my friend’s daughter should receive to help her recover. As physicians, we are trained to serve those in need and at the very least, to do no harm. My friend […]

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Commentary: Of squirrels and mental health – a psychiatrist’s mid-winter musings 

By: - January 25, 2022

As a result of the recent cold snap, mice are taking shelter in my garage, a squirrel gnawed a hole through the compost bin, and several squirrels are taking turns perching on the bird feeder as if it’s their private lunch buffet.  I must confess that my neighbors might occasionally hear me scream a high-pitched […]

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Commentary: ‘Tis the season – of stress-free giving?

By: and - December 10, 2021

At this time of the year, gift requests arrive in droves. #GivingTuesday. GoFundMe. Facebook fundraisers. Online videos with giving links. Letters, oversized post cards, newsletters, and more. They land in our mail and email inboxes. They stack up in our social media feeds. They come from friends and family members in an overwhelming cacophony of […]