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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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Intentional Warm Line Staffed for COVID-19 Response

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Intentional Warm Line has increased staff statewide by 60% to support all residents of Maine. It’s more important than ever to connect those in recovery from mental illness with the support they need. Staffed 24/7 – peer to peer phone support is available for adults by calling toll-free

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Sweetser/CDC TV Ads: Help is available

Beginning in April 2020, Sweetser and the Maine Center for Disease Control & Prevention began running ads promoting help for those who need it. One ad promotes the Maine Crisis Line and the Suicide Safer Care Training Portal, and the other promotes the Maine Crisis Line and the Intentional Warm Line. Maine Crisis Line 24/7:

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New England Eating Disorders Program Services During COVID-19

To uphold the utmost safety standards for our patients, their families, and our staff, the New England Eating Disorders (NEED) Program at Sweetser has transitioned all of its therapeutic services and programs to a telehealth format during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes our telehealth partial hospitalization program (PHP), intensive outpatient program (IOP), outpatient therapy program,

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Help Us Provide Shelter From the Storm

Dear Friends: Sweetser has always been home to the state’s most vulnerable populations. Today, the Sweetser family includes residents such as: Children and adolescents who have experienced trauma in their life with a need to connect with resources that will lead to a successful transition to their home communities. Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities

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Sanford civic organizations raise money for suicide prevention/awareness

Jamming for Suicide Prevention & Awareness and other events hosted in February by Sanford civic groups raised a total of $15,333 for Sweetser programs. Each organization held their own fundraiser and it culminated with a benefit concert Feb. 29 with performances from Whiskey Bent & Hell Hounds, Texas Pete, Southbound, Barfly’s, Stone Free and Northern

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