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High Hopes Clubhouse Receives International Accreditation

 Kennebec Behavioral Health’s High Hopes Clubhouse has been awarded the highest level of accreditation from Clubhouse International (www.ICCD.org).  The accreditation for the Waterville area’s vocational clubhouse, which first opened in 1997, was awarded in July and prompted a visit on October 7, 2014 by Mark Lanier, chairman of the Board of Clubhouse International which is based in New York.  The Clubhouse International accreditation is awarded to Clubhouses that demonstrate appropriate and effective implementation of the evidence-based Clubhouse model, p Read more about High Hopes Clubhouse Receives International Accreditation

October 9th: National Depression Screening Day

WHAT: National Depression Screening Day (NDSD), held annually on the Thursday of the first full week in October, is dedicated to raising awareness and screening people for depression and related mood and anxiety disorders. NDSD is the nation’s oldest voluntary, community-based screening program that gives access to validated screening questionnaires and provides referral information for treatment. Read more about October 9th: National Depression Screening Day

Mental Illness Awareness Week October 5th-12th

October 5th to the 12th is Mental Illness Awareness Week. To learn more about what you can do go online here. Read more about Mental Illness Awareness Week October 5th-12th

Access to Quality Care to improve care for low income, uninsured people in Somerset County

KENNEBEC BEHAVIORAL HEALTH HIRES COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST

WATERVILLE:  Kennebec Behavioral Health is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Keane has joined the KBH team as their new Communications Specialist.  Ms. Keane previously worked for Catholic Charities Maine as the Program Coordinator for the SEARCH-KV program, recruiting and training volunteers to provide services for seniors in Kennebec Valley.  Ms. Keane graduated from College of the Holy Cross in 2013, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and Phi Alpha Theta with a degree in history and studies in art and communications. Read more about KENNEBEC BEHAVIORAL HEALTH HIRES COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST

NAMI Maine Walk

NAMI Maine is hosting the largest anti-stigma event in our state, come on out and Walk with over 130 KBH staff and clubhouse members and many more! The Walk is free and fundraising is optional.

When: September 21, 2014

           Registration begins at 9:00 am

Where: Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse at Southern Maine Community College in South Portland

Contact: Cheryl Ramsay: cramsay@namimaine.org; 207-622-5767

To register go online here! Read more about NAMI Maine Walk

SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL RECOVERY MONTH: SPEAK UP, REACH OUT

AUGUSTA: Every September the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsors National Recovery Month. This September, in its 25th year, Recovery Month is promoting the societal benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery for substance abuse and mental health disorders. Its theme: “Join the Voices for Recovery: Speak Up, Reach Out,” encourages people to speak openly about substance use and mental health disorders and the reality of recovery. Read more about SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL RECOVERY MONTH: SPEAK UP, REACH OUT

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