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Maine continues to address health challenges spurred by pandemic
Maine Behavioral Healthcare has tracked more suicide deaths during COVID-19 than in the previous five years.
A scorecard on Maine’s health indicators shows many challenges besides COVID
As governors, Mills and LePage had different philosophies on public health. Now, health agencies are about to stress local control of funds.
Building strength: Addressing mental health challenges among Maine youth
Schools, mental health experts and students themselves are working to address ‘heartbreaking’ rates of suicide and depression among youth.
Maine vaping numbers down for students as work continues toward further bans
Although the Maine AG and a key e-cigarette manufacturer fail to agree on a deal over marketing tactics, cities are imposing bans on sales.
Maine to walk away from multi-million dollar Juul settlement
Maine was set to receive about $11 million as part of a nearly $440 million settlement between the manufacturer and 33 states and territories.
More than 40 percent of Maine high schoolers report mental health problems, new survey says
About 19% of students seriously considered attempting suicide in the last 12 months, including more than 40% of gay, lesbian, or bi-sexual students.
State releases new numbers for COVID-19 outbreaks at Maine long-term care homes
Two residents died in recent outbreaks. Officials say the overall numbers appear to be on the downswing.
Returning home: Transition program helps Mainers leave nursing homes and regain some independence
Homeward Bound helps those able to move out of facilities, and return to a familiar home and community setting.
As wait for mental help increases, suicide attempts continue to rise
The Mills administration has poured money into behavioral health services, but one expert says there’s not enough money in the government to fix the problems.
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