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Our mental health experts are available to serve as consultants to local, regional, and
national media outlets on a wide range of topics related to psychiatric and behavioral health care.

All media inquiries should be directed to Amy Safford, Director of Communications and Marketing,
at (207) 661-6616 or email us.

News 2016


New Addiction Model Provides "No Wrong Door" Treatment
A collaborative effort between Maine Behavioral Healthcare, Mid Coast Hospital, and Pen Bay Medical Center, EMBARK treats any level of addiction.
September 26, 2016

9th Annual Glickman Symposium
September 26 Press Release

Mainbiz Giving Guide 2016 (MBH featured on pages 40-41)
September 23, 2016

2016 It Takes a Community Forum
September 15 Press Release

Maine Behavioral Healthcare tackles opioid crisis with holistic approach
September 19, 2016

Robyn Ostrander, M.D., Joins the Department of Psychiatry at Maine Medical Center
September 2, 2016

SMAA Wins National Awards
Main Behavioral Healthcare Trustee, Larry Gross, Executive Director of the Southern Maine Agency on Aging (SMAA), was presented with the John A. Hartford Foundation Business Innovation Award at the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (N4A) annual conference. 

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Signs of Hope for Young Adults in Mental Health Treatment
Signs of Hope Raises over $185,000 for Young Adult Patients and their Families.
Portland Press Herald
, August 14, 2016

UNE, MBH, MMC awarded $2.2 million federal grant to develop resources for Maine children with autism and developmental disabilities
July 8, 2016

Olympia Sports Contributes $66,000 to Fight Mysteries of Autism
May 31, 2016

York County Shelter Chosen as Recipient of $1,000 Donation by Maine Behavioral Healthcare Nurses
May 16, 2016

Demand Grows for Inpatient ASD and ID Programs
Interview with Dr. Matthew Siegel
New England Psychologist

Click to listen: Psychiatric Care in Maine
Interview with Dr. Girard Robinson and Mary Jean Mork

Click to listen: Raising a Child with Autism
Dr. Matthew Siegel, guest speaker

Stephen M. Merz, FACHE Appointed New CEO
April 8, 2016

In Maine, a Team Approach to Juveniles in Crisis
National Council Magazine, March 2016

Commentary: Maine Sen. Susan Collins offers hope for better access to treatment
By Dennis King, CEO
Portland Press Herald, March 29, 2016

MaineHealth Annual Health Index Reports Points to Progress, Challenges
March 16, 2016

Chief Roberts Recognized for her Community Approach to Stopping Heroin
March 15, 2016

Maine Behavioral Healthcare 2015 Annual Report

Join us for Heroes with Heart!
April 13th, 5:30-8:30pm 
Holiday Inn by the Bay | Portland, ME
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Spring Harbor Hospital to Reopen 12 Patient Beds
The Maine Department of Health and Human Services is supporting a funding request made by Spring Harbor Hospital to reopen 12 adult psychiatric treatment beds in Westbrook.

Irritability and Problem Behavior in ASD: A Practice Pathway for Pediatric Primary Care.
Pediatrics - February 2016 
By Dr. Kelly McGuire

2015 News

Dennis King Receives Healthcare Executive Award
December 8, 2015

TIP Volunteer Duncan Perry Featured in Press Herald Article
Portland Press Herald
November 26, 2015

New Guidelines Aim to Educate Psychiatric Hospitals on Special Needs of Children with Autism and/or Intellectual Disability
Autism Speaks
November 30, 2015

TIP Volunteer Duncan Perry Featured in Press Herald Article
Portland Press Herald
November 26, 2015

Spring Harbor Hospital Earns 'Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®' Recognition from The Joint Commision
November 23, 2015

New Study Outlines Best Hospital Practices for Children with Autism
Press Release
November 20, 2015

Letter to the editor: For those in crisis, Maine Behavioral Healthcare is a resource
Portland Press Herald
November 15, 2015

News Release: Publication Describes New Resource for Studying individuals Most Severely Affected By Autism
November 10, 2015

Community Benefit Report 2014 | MBH Feature | Youtube Video
Maine Health
November 10, 2015

It Takes a Community: Unraveling the Mystery of the Mind: Shedding Light on Mental Health
September 29, 2015

MaineBiz Giving Guide
September 2015

Society Notebook: Mental health progress in Maine springs from generosity
Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram
August 9, 2015

Columbia University Child Psychiatrist Joins Maine Behavioral Healthcare's Center for Autism and Developmental Disorders
July 6, 2015

Dr. Matthew Siegel Top 50 Bold Visionaries in Maine
July 1, 2015

Spring Harbor Awarded Accreditation From The Joint Commission
May 21, 2015

American Psychiatric Association Research Video
May 16, 2015

MaineHealth Announce Transformational Gift for Health Improvement in BoothBay
May 11, 2015

Local Trauma Team Celebrates 10th Anniversary
Keep ME Current, April 22, 2015

Mary Jean Mork Named to Leadership Position at Maine Behavioral Healthcare
April 20, 2015

Krebs to speak at Angell Open Tennis Championship
Ellsworth American, April 8

Hoffman-Frances on processing grief
Portland Press Herald, March 28, 2015

Trauma Intervention Program Featured on 207
March 23, 2015

Heroes with Heart on April 1 Benefits TIP
March 20, 2015

Krebs Named President of Spring Harbor Hospital
March 6, 2015

Saliva Test for Autism?
February 20, 2015

Autism Can Mask Anxiety Symptoms
Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative February 17, 2015
By Dr. Matthew Siegel

Social Skills Group for Ages 5 - 18
Center for Autism and Developmental Disorders
Enrollment begins February 2

Attorney Kathy Bubar Hired as PRIDE Grant Director
February 3, 2015

Cable TV Panel Discussion: Violence in Mid-Coast Maine
Above The Fold, January 26, 2015

2014 News

Maine Voices: Time Has Come to Integrate Treatment of Mental and Physical Illness
By Dennis King, CEO
Portland Press Herald, November 28, 2014

Maine Behavioral Healthcare Names Development Director
November 20, 2014

School for Children with Autism Opens in South Portland
November 12, 2014

New Autism Treatment Center Opens
November 12, 2014

Nonprofit Insider: Maine Behavioral Healthcare
November 8, 2014

Opening Celebration Center for Autism and Developmental Disorders
November 5, 2014

Understanding Autism
Dr. Matthew Siegel on MPBN's Maine Calling
October 29, 2014

It Takes A Community Public Forum Mental Illness: IS There a Path to Wellness?
October 22, 2014

Mental Illness Awareness Week Highlights Need for Healthcare Reform
October 8, 2014

Portland Defending Childhood Wins Award of Excellence
October 7, 2014

Maine Behavioral Healthcare Awarded $1.6 Million Federal Grant to
Improve Care for Adults with Serious Mental Illness

October 2, 2014

Anne Pringle Receives Mary Rines Thompson Award
October 1, 2014

Maine Mental Health Partners Becomes Maine Behavioral Healthcare
April 4, 2014



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