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September is National Suicide Prevention Month

Sweetser wants you to know that support is available. Call the Maine Crisis Line at 1-888-568-1112. Or if you would like to talk with a peer support specialist who has experience in recovery, call the Intentional Warm Line at 1-866-771-9276. Both phone lines can be accessed any time, day or night.

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Client Update Regarding COVID-19 Safety Measures

Sweetser is following guidelines provided by the Maine Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  In accordance with that guidance, we have established family visits for clients within our Residential programs. Please contact the program directly, or call 1-800-434-3000 to find out details on how to participate in these

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Free Training on Suicide Prevention

In partnership with the Maine Center for Disease Control & Prevention, Sweetser is offering free courses for clinicians and community members to support the prevention of suicide. Look for online training on the Suicide Safer Care Training Portal.    

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Donor Update

You may have read that the donor databases of many nonprofit organizations were part of a breach of Blackbaud. Though Sweetser uses this software developed for organizations involved in social good, we want you to know that Sweetser’s information was not part of that data breach.

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Dignity, respect and compassion

Even in the most challenging of times, including now during a pandemic not experienced in a lifetime, it does not go unnoticed how we treat others. Sweetser values dignity, respect and compassion for all people.  Our caring and compassionate staff light the way to hope and healing in the communities we serve. Please take a

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Zero Suicide Outcomes Recognized

Sweetser has been a part of the national Zero Suicide effort since 2013. In January 2020, Sweetser’s outcomes and efforts were recognized in an article on the Zero Suicide website.

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Online Tool Supports Better Mental Health During COVID-19

During Mental Health Month in May, Sweetser has partnered with Lee and Amanda Prior, the owners of 10 Domino’s Pizza stores in Maine, to deliver a special message: that support is available in these challenging times. Through the delivery of thousands of flyers on pizza boxes, the community mental health provider invites individuals and families

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