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Acadia Hospital CARES



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For 25 years, Acadia Hospital has been offering a full continuum of mental health services and an exceptional team of providers who offer the care and support you need.

Beyond the treatment we provide, however, is our mission of empowering people to improve their lives. We have a strong tradition of outreach and education on youth wellness issues, from our award-winning short dramatic film, The Road Back, to over 15 years of sponsoring Challenge Days at Maine high schools. We also do an extensive amount of public engagements in communities and schools, because we believe that our youth deserve to have the tools necessary for them to grow and succeed; and if they are struggling with mental health issues, we know the sooner they receive professional treatment, the better their long-term results will be.

In keeping with our tradition, we are excited to announce a new video project entitled, Acadia Hospital CARES (Child-Adolescent Resource and Educational Series). Over the coming year we will be highlighting crucial youth mental health and wellness issues, starting with youth suicide. Future videos will follow young people as they address topics such as eating disorders, bullying, anxiety, sexual identity, substance abuse, and resiliency.

The goal of the videos is to provide adults with important, expert information that can be used to keep children and teens safe. We are fortunate to have a number of experts who will be featured in the videos, and they will be providing timely information, along with helpful resources.

Together, we can help to create opportunities for learning and growth, and work as a community to help young people navigate the sometimes treacherous waters of adolescence.

 
For additional resources go to:
 
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
 
Take our free, confidential mental health screening 
 
If you are concerned about yourself or about somebody else, please contact:
 
Maine Crisis Hotline
1-888-568-1112
 
Crisis Text Line
741741