Cross Country Cyclist for Children's Mental Health Visits Spring Harbor Hospital and Community Bicycle Center
October 09, 2017
Above: Dr. Andres Martin and colleague Suman Baddam, MD (center) with staff at Spring Harbor Hospital in Westbrook, Maine
Amy Safford 207-661-6616
Westbrook, Maine (Oct. 9, 2017): During the northeast leg of his Break the Cycle cross-county tour to raise awareness about children’s mental illness and treatment, Andrés Martin, MD, MPH, a child and adolescent psychiatrist and prominent member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) visited Spring Harbor Hospital in Westbrook from 1:00 – 2:00 pm, and then the Community Bicycle Center in Biddeford from 3:00 – 4:00 pm.
Dr. Martin has been leading this cross-country bike ride from Washington state to Washington, DC, during the summer and fall of 2017, to raise awareness about the challenges faced by children with mental illnesses. He and his colleague, Suman Baddam, MD, met with medical staff at Spring Harbor and then traveled to the Community Bicycle Center to meet with youth who are training for the Trek across Maine.
Maine Behavioral Healthcare, a member of the MaineHealth system of providers, is committed to creating a seamless system of behavioral healthcare across Maine, coordinating hospital psychiatric care with community-based treatment services, and better access to medical care through integration with primary care services. With over 30 outpatient locations throughout southern, western and mid-coast Maine, as well as Spring Harbor Hospital, MBH provides a continuum of behavioral healthcare services for Maine residents of all ages.