BANGOR - Health Affiliates Maine, a statewide substance abuse and mental health agency, is thrilled to announce they exceeded this year’s fundraising goal for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) in Maine by over $400. With the help of their staff and clinicians, a total of $2,411 was raised to support NAMI Maine.
Health Affiliates Maine also had a walk team of more than 30 participants at the recent NAMI Maine Walk held at Spring Point in Portland. Friend and fellow mental illness awareness supporter, Kevin Mannix, News Center forecaster and author of “Weathering Shame,” joined the HAM team. “Mental health struggles, like depression, can impact anyone” says Andrea Krebs, executive director of Health Affiliates Maine. “Contrary to popular belief, seeing a therapist is not something to be ashamed of. Everyone needs help now and then and you are not alone.”
HAM has been both a long time sponsor and fundraiser for the annual NAMI Maine Walk, where both agencies share a commitment to raising awareness and ending the stigma associated with mental illness.
Based in Auburn, Health Affiliates Maine offers a variety of mental health services, including therapy, case management and psychiatric assessment and treatment services. To make a referral, an appointment or for more information about Health Affiliates Maine, call 1-877-888-4304 or visit www.healthaffiliatesmaine.com.
NAMI Maine provides support, education and advocacy for any individual affected by mental health concerns. Find out more by visiting www.namimaine.org or by contacting the Help Line at (800) 464-5767.