Jay Couture

Jay Couture

Jay Couture is President and CEO of Seacoast Mental Health Center in Portsmouth. She lives in Rye.

The State House, with snow on the ground

State’s community mental health centers could use a rate bump

By: - February 27, 2023

New Hampshire’s 10 community mental health centers that make up the community-based mental health system provide critical services to more than 60,000 New Hampshire citizens in our state every year. But the shortage in the workforce pipeline has reached a crisis level: We cannot hire the staff we need, and retain the dedicated staff we […]

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Commentary: The workforce problem is a mental health problem

By: - February 28, 2022

During the winter months I do most of my running on a treadmill with a screen and access to a training platform. Coaches prompt me to go faster than I might on my own. You will have to be of a certain age to get this reference, but at times I find I have accelerated […]