Adult Mental Health Services
SAMHS Adult Mental Health Services is the designated State Public Mental Health Authority for adults. A primary responsibility is to develop and maintain a comprehensive system of mental health services and supports for persons age 18 and older with severe and persistent mental illness.
Snapshot 2012: Maine Workers with Disabilities
How many Maine workers have a disability? How many adults with disabilities are employed? What services do Maine workers with disabilities use? Snapshot 2012, a joint project of Maine's DHHS and DOL, is an annual publication that provides the latest employment trends, statistics and information on people with disabilities in Maine. To download the full report, go to http://www.maine.gov/labor/cwri/
Recovery for ME
Mental Health Services: Practice Guidelines for Recovery Oriented Care
These Practice Guidelines are the result of extensive collaborative work done by a variety of stakeholders during 2011. Always to be considered a working document, it will be refined and updated as more is learned about Recovery Oriented Care. With the creation of the Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services in September of 2012, we will continue to revise these guidelines, recognizing that many individuals experience mental health and substance use conditions as well as chronic health conditions. The revision process will involve a broad range of stakeholders. Please stay tuned for future developments.
Guy R. Cousins, LCSW, LADC, CCS Director