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Maine's Big Z Interview with Sweetser Medical Directors

Posted 1 week, 2 days ago

Check out an interview on Maine's Big Z from this past week with Sweetser Medical Director Dr. Marc Kaplan and Dr. Patrice Lockhart, medical director for Sweetser's New England Eating Disorders (NEED) program.

Maine Sunday Telegram's Healthy Maine on Eating Disorders

Posted on 03/20/2017 at 09:00 am

The Healthy Maine supplement for the Maine Sunday Telegram featured the New England England Disorders (NEED) program and its unique programming in the state. 

Experiential Learning Students Featured on 207 Show

Posted on 03/17/2017 at 03:26 pm

Students in the Experiential Learning program at the Eslie J. Parquette School at Sweetser were featured in a   broadcast of the “207” news magazine show on WCSH TV6. Ricker Farm Manager Julia Birtolo was interviewed along with three of her students as they tapped trees for maple syrup on the Saco campus. The show also noted that the...

NEED's Dr. Patrice Lockhart on MPR's Maine Calling

Posted on 03/17/2017 at 03:20 pm

Patrice Lockhart, M.D., medical director of the New England Eating Disorders (NEED) program at Sweetser participated in a panel discussion on this serious health issue on Maine Public Radio's Maine Calling .

11th Annual Cabin Fever Art Show

Posted on 03/16/2017 at 04:13 pm

Sweetser hosts the 11th Annual Cabin Fever Art Show featuring approximately 50 works by people in recovery from mental illness. All proceeds from the sale of the art go to the artists who are clients of the agency that supports more than 20,000 children, families, and adults throughout Maine. The event begins Wednesday, March 22nd and runs...

New England Eating Disorders Program Transitions to Sweetser

Posted on 01/16/2017 at 09:22 am

Saco, Maine – The New England Eating Disorders (NEED) program became a part of Sweetser in January. The program was most recently affiliated with Mercy Hospital, and housed there since 1998. Sweetser renovated a new home for NEED on its 380-acre Saco campus – located off Route 1 and I-95. It’s the only comprehensive eating disorders treatment...

Catching Health Interview with Dr. Marc Kaplan on Preventing Suicide

Posted on 12/13/2016 at 02:10 pm

In this Catching Health 36-minute podcast with Sweetser's Medical Director Dr. Marc Kaplan, health reporter Diane Atwood discusses suicide warning signs and risk factors and what to say and do when you’re worried about someone.   

New England Eating Disorders (NEED) Program Has New Home at Sweetser in Saco

Posted on 10/24/2016 at 09:01 am

New England Eating Disorders (NEED) Program Has New Home at Sweetser in Saco The program will continue to see patients at Mercy Hospital until January Portland and Saco, Maine – In January, the New England Eating Disorders (NEED) program will become a part of Sweetser – one of Maine’s most comprehensive behavioral health care organizations...

Deb Taylor Honored in 2016 Mainebiz Women to Watch

Posted on 08/11/2016 at 02:09 pm

Deb Taylor, president and CEO of Sweetser, and Julia Birtolo, a special education teacher and farm manager at the Sweetser School, talk about the program while petting Zoe in the school’s stables. Photo / Tim Greenway Mainebiz selected Sweetser President & CEO Deb Taylor as a 2016 Women to Watch honoree for her contributions to the behavioral...

Sweetser Awarded Contract to Provide Recovery-Based Peer Training Statewide

Posted on 07/18/2016 at 08:33 am

Saco, ME – July 18, 2016 – The Maine Department of Health and Human Services, in coordination with the Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services, has awarded Sweetser the contract to provide recovery-based peer training statewide. A peer is an individual who is receiving or has received services related to the diagnosis of a serious...

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