In response to a growing concern around mental health and well-being amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Towns of Cumberland and North Yarmouth, along with School Administrative District #51, have partnered to help bring greater awareness to this important and timely topic.
Mental health and wellness are critical components of any healthy community, yet too often our family, friends, and neighbors suffer in isolation. Together, we can break this silence and remove the stigma that surrounds mental health by refusing to allow anyone in our community to deal with this by themselves. A first step is to bring mental health to the forefront of community awareness through dialogue, sharing of resources, and building connections that can overcome isolation and despair.
Healthy communities support each other, establish safe and productive conversations, and show care and compassion for those who need it most. To this end, Cumberland, North Yarmouth, and MSAD #51 are pleased to invite community partners, businesses, churches, nonprofits, clubs, civic groups, and individuals to help us in keeping mental health at the forefront of our awareness and efforts.
We hope you will consider joining us as we collectively strive to overcome the challenges of mental health so that no one ever has to face it alone again. The mental health of our community is, after all, only as good as the mental health of each person who is a part of it.
This page is not medical advice and is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional mental health advice, diagnosis, or treatment. For an emergency, please contact the following resources:
- Opportunity Alliance Crisis Hotline 774-HELP
- Maine Crisis Hotline 1-888-568-1112;
- Call 911.
- Go to the emergency room of your local hospital.