In a county with few mental health resources, community members are rallying to increase peer support and education around suicide.
The Stewarts are just one family in Washington County forced to struggle with suicide in an area where demand for help far outweighs the number of mental health providers.
During a tragic winter that saw four suicides and prolonged isolation, Baileyville Police Chief Bob Fitzsimmons has served as a guardian, confidant and friend to the people in northeastern Washington County.
West Quoddy Head Light is the easternmost point in the United States where visitors can see the majestic first light of day.
In a remote corner of Maine that locals call ‘The Forgotten County,’ the pandemic triggered isolation, economic struggles and a surge in suicides and overdoses. Hindered by a lack of mental health resources, communities and schools in Washington County banded together to find help for those with anxiety, depression and despair. The Maine Monitor chronicles the heartbreaking losses in a county that seeks solace and solutions to prevent more tragedies.
While Maine food banks distributed more meals since March 2020 than they did the year before the pandemic, demand for heat assistance slightly decreased.
Just another day at school for these Carrabassett Valley Academy students who combine academics with high-level training in skiing and snowboarding.
The U.S. government announced a plan to use wasps to eliminate the emerald ash borer. But Maine officials say restrictions on the movement of potentially infested wood products are still needed.
A behind-the-scenes look at how sap, technology and hard work are critical ingredients in operating a modern maple syrup business.
The Judiciary Committee opposed Gov. Janet Mills’ plans to flat-fund the Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services in the upcoming budget and instead is pushing for the state to greatly expand its oversight of attorneys.
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