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Spring Harbor kicks off fundraising, community education programs during ‘Mental Health Awareness Week'

(October 5, 2007)- Spring Harbor Hospital will kick off fundraising and community educational programs next week during national ‘Mental Health Awareness Week,' October 7 through 13.

Recognized nationally during the second week of October since 1990, ‘Mental Health Awareness Week' is a time for mental healthcare professionals, consumers, and advocates to raise awareness and funds for mental health issues.  

Spring Harbor has celebrated ‘Mental Health Awareness Week' since the hospital's inception in 1999.  This year, the week will feature the kickoff of the nonprofit's first-ever annual fundraising appeal and weekly community educational programs focusing on various aspects of mental health.

The first-annual ‘Spring Harbor Fund' community appeal kicks off with letters mailed October 9 to friends of Spring Harbor Hospital throughout Maine. Proceeds from the appeal will fund a number of initiatives, including a new patient and family therapy training room at the psychiatric hospital's campus at 123 Andover Road.

A nonprofit healthcare provider serving nearly 3,000 children, teens, and adults each year who experience serious mental health concerns, Spring Harbor Hospital provides $6 million in charity care annually and increasingly relies on philanthropic support from the community.

To help fulfill its teaching mission, Spring Harbor also will offer mental health programs at little or no cost to the community throughout the month of October. Program descriptions, dates, and times are noted on the attached page.

Seasonal Affective Disorder
Tuesday, October 9, 2007, 6:00 - 7:30p.m.
Maine Medical Center Family Health Center, 5 Bucknam Road, Falmouth
$10 registration fee

A presentation on the effect the changing seasons may have on our moods and how those diagnosed with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) can brighten up the winter months. Includes a demonstration of a light box, which provides relief to many with SAD.

Finding Peace of Mind
Wednesday, October 10, 2007, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Maine Medical Center Family Health Center, 5 Bucknam Road, Falmouth

A panel discussion about depression, its symptoms, treatment methods, and support resources.

Balancing the Highs and Lows of Bipolar Disorder
Wednesday, October 17, 2007, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Maine Medical Center-- Scarborough Campus, 100 US Route 1
$10 registration fee

Learn how to spot the warning signs and what resources are available to help adults cope with this highly treatable illness.

Anxiety Disorders in Children
Monday, October 29, 2007, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Maine Medical Center Family Health Center, 5 Bucknam Road, Falmouth
$10 registration fee

A discussion of various anxiety disorders (such as phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, general panic, and separation anxiety disorders) will be followed by a description of the treatment for each and a question-and-answer period.

To learn more or to register for any of these Spring Harbor Hospital programs, please call 207-885-8570.

In partnership, Spring Harbor Hospital in Westbrook and Maine Medical Center in Portland offer the region's most complete nonprofit mental health and co-occurring substance abuse treatment, training, and research programs. To learn more, call 207-761-2200 or visit


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