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Media Inquiries

Speak to Our Experts

With an integrated network of over 1,000 employees, Maine Behavioral Healthcare can provide access
to professionals who have experience and expertise on a wide range of mental health issues.
Our areas of media expertise include:

  • Anxiety and stress-related disorders
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Chronic and persistent mental illness
  • Co-occurring psychiatric and substance use problems
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Evidence-based psychiatric treatments
  • Mental health issues in children and adolescents
  • Healthcare financing
  • Mental health legislation and advocacy
  • Nonprofit mental healthcare
  • Psychiatric emergencies
  • Psychiatric medications
  • Psychiatric research
  • Psychiatric residency training programs
  • PTSD - Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Suicide prevention
  • Treatment for youth with developmental disorders, such as autism
  • Youth psychosis and early intervention

Set up an Interview

Contact Valerie Compagna, Marketing and Communications Manager at 207-661-6633 or vcompagna@mainebehavioralhealthcare.org.

Tips for Reporting on Suicide

Are you reporting on a suicide?  Below are some things you should know from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

  • More than 50 research studies worldwide have found that certain types of news coverage can increase the likelihood of suicide in vulnerable individuals. The magnitude of the increase is related to the amount, duration and prominence of coverage.
  • Risk of additional suicides increases when the story explicitly describes the suicide method, uses dramatic/graphic headlines or images, and repeated/extensive coverage sensationalizes or glamorizes a death.
  • Covering suicide carefully, even briefly, can change public misperceptions and correct myths, which can encourage those who are vulnerable or at risk to seek help.

Guidelines to help you report on suicide in a helpful, thoughtful manner from reportingonsuicide.org

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MaineHealth makes significant workforce investment, raising wages for its care team members starting Aug. 8
In addition to a base wage increase for nearly all employees, the minimum pay rate across the health system will rise from $14 to $17 an hour, and market adjustments will be made for hard-to-fill roles.
Collaborative Partnership Helps Brush Off Dental Fears for Kids and Adults with Developmental Disabilities
Maine Behavioral Healthcare’s Center of Excellence in Autism and Developmental Disorders has joined with the University of New England College of Dental Medicine to provide dental care for patients and training for dental students to better meet the oral health needs of people with developmental disabilities.
Maine Behavioral Healthcare Physician Chosen to Serve on Board Overseeing National Policy on Autism Spectrum Disorders
Dr. Matthew Siegel, who has positioned MBH as a leader in treating those impacted by autism and developmental disorders, will provide clinical guidance on research, services and policy at the federal level.
Bringing the Best Care to Maine: Maine Behavioral Healthcare enters final construction phase of World Class Autism and Developmental Disorders Treatment Facility
The new Center of Excellence in Autism and Developmental Disorders is on track to open in August with a continuum of services to serve toddlers to adults.