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National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (Feb. 21-27, 2022)

Radio personality Lori Voornas interviewed Patrice Lockhart, MD, Medical Director of Sweetser’s New England Eating Disorders (NEED) Program. The Public Service Announcement was broadcast during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week in February on radio stations owned by Townsquare Media. Listen to the interview:

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Why Support Sweetser’s Online Auction?

Listen to an interview with Sweetser’s Medical Director Marc Kaplan in an interview with Celeste Baranyi of WBLM 102.9 to learn many reasons to support this year’s Sweetser/KeyBank Sold On Kids Auction, held online again this year.

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Sweetser Announces Leadership Change

Sweetser President & CEO Debra Taylor has announced that she will be stepping down from her role after more than 20 years with the organization. “I have made the decision to pass the baton to new leadership after serving the organization in many capacities throughout the years,” said Taylor. “It has been my absolute pleasure

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May is Mental Health Month

In recognition of Mental Health Month in May, Sweetser is partnering with 10 Domino’s Pizza stores in Maine owned by Lee and Amanda Prior to deliver an important message that resources are available. Thousands of Mental Health Month 2021 flyers will be delivered on pizza boxes throughout Maine promoting the Maine Crisis Line, Intentional Warm

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$2.9M Award Paves Way for Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced on February 5, 2021 that it has awarded Sweetser a $2.9 million grant to develop a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCHBC) in midcoast Maine. The award will expand services Sweetser delivers in Sagadahoc, northern coastal Cumberland County, and parts of Lincoln and Androscoggin counties.

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Online Wellness Tools for Coping with COVID-19

Sweetser is offering myStrength — a free and confidential online wellness tool with activities that individuals and families can use to cope with the stress and anxiety brought on by the pandemic. myStrength Online Wellness Tool & Activities Courtesy of Sweetser

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Raising Awareness and Funds for Eating Disorders Treatment

If Jenna Booth could have a conversation with her 12-year-old self she would have this to say: “Be unique. Embrace your differences. It is so important to love yourself. Self-love can make a huge impact on mental health and wellbeing. Your appearance doesn’t define who you truly are – it is what is on the

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