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Kennebec Behavioral Health’s mission is to promote the well-being of persons who experience mental illness, emotional difficulties or behavioral challenges.

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

An industry, changed but still viable: One man's tale of Maine manufacturing

If you need a storied perspective of Maine's manufacturing industry over the last few decades — with all the ups and downs included — just speak to someone like Alan Dorval.

To read more about Alan Dorval, KBH Board Member, and his feature article in Mainebiz click here: Alan Dorval Read more about An industry, changed but still viable: One man's tale of Maine manufacturing

KBH's Rob Rogers Helps Lead Somerset Domestic Violence Task Force

The Somerset DV (Domestic Violence) Task Force has been meeting for approximately 18 years.  During that time representatives from every law enforcement agency in Somerset County including State Police along with social service agencies, Probation & Parole, Child Protective Services, and medical providers to discuss issues related to domestic and sexual assault.  According to Rob Rogers, KBH"s Coordinator for Substance Abuse and Prevention & Intervention Services, an audit was conducted years ago to assess law enforcements response to dv cases.  Rob states, "currently we have been w Read more about KBH's Rob Rogers Helps Lead Somerset Domestic Violence Task Force

LOOKING AHEAD CLUBHOUSE RECEIVES INTERNATIONAL ACCREDITATION

Kennebec Behavioral Health’s Looking Ahead Clubhouse has recently been awarded the highest level of accreditation from Clubhouse International (www.ICCD.org).   The accreditation for the Lewiston area’s vocational clubhouse comes after having opened only two years ago; joining High Hopes Clubhouse in Waterville and Capitol Clubhouse in Augusta as KBH’s third accredited Clubhouse. Read more about LOOKING AHEAD CLUBHOUSE RECEIVES INTERNATIONAL ACCREDITATION

KBH loses founding father

Charles "Chuck" Rothstein, PhD - one of the founding fathers of KBH - passed away on August 6th. Dr. Rothstein, for whom the agency's Waterville building is named, first served part time as a clinical consultant to KBH and later full time as Clinical Director from 1977-1992. Dr. Rothstein also provided therapy in private practice and to inmates at the Maine State Prison in Thomaston. In addition, he wrote a weekly column in the Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel covering various psychology topics of interest to readers. Read more about KBH loses founding father

Knights of Columbus give gift for homeless youth

Perley LaChance, Deputy Grant Knight (l), and Daniel Henyan, Grand Knight (r) from the Knights of Columbus Council #13486 in Greater Waterville, presented Kennebec Behavioral Health's Tony Veit, with a $320 check this morning for KBH's Homeless Youth Outreach program.

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