Mental Health


"Mental health... it's not a destination but a process. It's about how you drive, not where you are going" -Noam Shpancer, The Good Psychologist: A Novel

NAMI Maine (National Alliance for Mental Illness)



"Through support, education and advocacy NAMI Maine is dedicated to building better lives for the one in four Mainers who are affected by mental illness."

     http://www.namimaine.org/

GEAR Parent Network



"Through parent-to-parent sharing of experiences and knowledge, G.E.A.R. Parent Network empowers parents of children with behavioral health needs to build on their family's strengths and to advocate for their family's needs."

     https://crisisandcounseling.org/services/gear/

DHHS Childrens Behavioral Health Services (CBHS)



Children's Behavioral Health services focus on behavioral health treatment and services for children from birth up to their 21st birthday. Services include providing information and assistance with referrals for children and youth with developmental disabilities/delays, intellectual disability, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and mental health disorders.

     http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/ocfs/cbhs/index.shtml

SAMHSA



SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

     https://www.samhsa.gov/

National Institute on Mental Health



"The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders. NIMH is one of the 27 Institutes and Centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the largest biomedical research agency in the world. NIH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)."

     https://www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml

Nemours Children Health System



"Whining, temper tantrums, power struggles, inattention, fear/anxiety and more. At Nemours, our behavioral health experts can help you identify the root causes of your child's behavior and offer solutions to help your child - and your family - see a better tomorrow."

     https://www.nemours.org/service/medical/behavioralhealth.html

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry



"The mission of AACAP is to promote the healthy development of children, adolescents, and families through advocacy, education, and research, and to meet the professional needs of child and adolescent psychiatrists throughout their careers."

     https://www.aacap.org/