Each April since 1987, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) has sponsored Alcohol Awareness Month to increase public awareness and understanding, reduce stigma and encourage local communities to focus on alcoholism and alcohol-related issues. Read more about April is Alcohol Awareness Month
Nearly a quarter century ago, the Autism Society launched a nationwide effort to promote autism awareness, inclusion and self-determination for all, and assure that each person with ASD is provided the opportunity to achieve the highest possible quality of life. This year they want to go beyond simply promoting autism awareness to encouraging friends and collaborators to become partners in movement toward acceptance and appreciation. Read more about April is National Autism Awareness Month
NAMI Basics is a FREE 6-week educational course that NAMI Maine is offering for the first time. This program was developed specifically for family members and helps them learn to care for themselves as well as their child and the rest of the family. This course is for family members and or primary family caregivers of children with behavioral/ emotional/ mental health challenges and is also appropriate for families who have children or adolescents who are on the Spectrum. It is not geared for families with other developmental disabilities. If you have any questions call NAMI Maine. Read more about NAMI Basics
Kennebec Behavioral Health is pleased to be able to offer a Community Learning Series to central Maine community members this spring/summer on a variety of topics related to mental health. We are in the development stages and would like to get community input. We welcome you to fill out this short, anonymous survey and give us your thoughts. Thank you!
Each year the members of the Knights of Columbus Abnaki Council 334 conduct a Tootsie Roll fundraiser in Augusta and donate the money raised to programs that serve persons with disabilities in the Kennebec Valley Region. On February 25th the fundraiser Co-Directors Donald Brawn (l) and Ralph Ardito (r) presented KBH’s Tina Chapman with a check for over $900 from their annual drive. Read more about Abnaki Council 334 Gives to KBH