Resources for Family and Friends
Admitting a loved one to a behavioral health hospital can be a very stressful experience. We are here to support you.
Information & Resources
A Lunder Family Alliance family navigator will be assigned to patients ages 18-30, from hospital admission through 30 days after discharge. For patients not in this age group, the attending physician or patient’s social worker will refer families for navigator services, as needed. The navigator is an excellent resource and will coach the family on communication skills, mental illness awareness and coping techniques.
Learn more about Lunder Family Alliance or contact the family navigator at 207-661-6131.
Spring Harbor Hospital is pleased to provide families with this information which is also available in hard copy at the hospital. We hope this information is helpful and welcome your feedback.
- Welcome letter and packet - Adult Patients
- Welcome letter and packet - Child and Adolescent Patients
- Treatment handout (groups, medications, length of stay, etc.)
- Important Ways to Take Care of Yourself
- The Lunder Family Alliance's Guide to Support
- Spring Harbor Hospital Visitor's Guide
- Involuntary Hospitalization FAQ
- Hospital Guide from NAMI Maine
- NAMI Mental Health Resource Database
- Disability Rights Maine notification letter
- Disability Rights Maine patient rights pamphlet
- Mental health resources phone pyramid
For the safety of our patients, staff and visitors you will be asked to sign in at the front desk. The receptionist will ask for your name and the patient you wish to visit. Only approved visitors will be allowed onto the units.
Once approved, you will be given a numbered visitor badge. Please clip this badge above your waist where it is easily seen and return to the receptionist when you leave. Before leaving the lobby you will be asked to secure all personal belongings (e.g. purse, coat, cell phone, personal keys, smoking materials, weapons, pocket knives and multi-tools, etc.) in the secure lockers in the lobby. Please take your locker key with you.
You will be greeted upon your arrival to the unit.
Family Hope is an online resource for those who are supporting a loved one or friend who is facing the challenge of mental illness. Click here to visit their site.
The Maine Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness provides support services for family members and consumers.
National Alliance on Mental Illness - Maine Chapter
NAMI Family-to-Family Program
NAMI Maine Support Groups
Spring Harbor Hospital is situated near many major hotels, motels, and other overnight accommodations. Visit Greater Portland's Convention & Visitors Bureau for a listing of local accommodations. Please contact each establishment directly for reservation, rates, and availability information.
The Greater Portland area is serviced by the following transportation options: