Senators Collins, King Announce $1.4 Million to Combat Mental Health and Substance Abuse in Maine

Washington D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced that the Maine State Department of Health and Human Services has been awarded a total of $1,477,750 to support mental health and substance abuse programs throughout the state. This funding was awarded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS). 

 

“No community is immune from these heartbreaking disorders that have taken a toll on far too many of our peers, friends, and neighbors,” said Senators Collins and King in a joint statement. “Substance abuse and mental health programs are important to building healthier and more prosperous communities.  We welcome this important investment in Maine families.”

 

This investment will support accessible mental health programs across Maine, improve outreach and case management programs, and ensure that scientifically-established findings and practice-based knowledge are applied in preventing and treating mental health and substance abuse disorders.

  

Administered by HHS’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA), this funding aims to prevent and treat mental health disorders. SAMHSA also operates a 24/7, national helpline that people can call to find treatment referral resources for mental health or substance use disorders: 800-662-HELP (4357).