As governors, Mills and LePage had different philosophies on public health. Now, health agencies are about to stress local control of funds.
Schools, mental health experts and students themselves are working to address ‘heartbreaking’ rates of suicide and depression among youth.
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 was set to receive about $11 million as part of a nearly $440 million settlement between the manufacturer and 33 states and territories.
About 19% of students seriously considered attempting suicide in the last 12 months, including more than 40% of gay, lesbian, or bi-sexual students.
Two residents died in recent outbreaks. Officials say the overall numbers appear to be on the downswing.
Homeward Bound helps those able to move out of facilities, and return to a familiar home and community setting.
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.
The December incident was the second death in Maine that month involving a resident who slipped out of a facility unsupervised.
Amid the pandemic, more doctors, nurses and others in healthcare received help. The uptick reflects the increase in substance use overall.
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