With an issue as complex as mental health, it’s OK not to have all the answers.
Integrating Health Care Systems and Schools into a Community Approach for Suicide Prevention Facilitator: Dee Kerry, Maine Medical Association Speakers: Michael W. Field, Chief of Police, Bath Police Department Karen S. Curley, LCSW, Social Worker, Bath Middle School Thomas Kivler, LCPC, CCS, Director of Behavioral Health, Midcoast Hospital Jamie Dorr, Founding Leader, MidCoast Community Alliance Attend this session to learn about… Continue Reading
Dear Community, Recently, we have been discussing ways we can better support the young adults in our community. Yesterday, we announced that The Park will start hosting Millennial Nights: a free night of skating/biking for young adults, ages 17-22. This monthly event will take place on the last Friday of every month from 9pm to… Continue Reading
Today’s teens are growing up in an environment with pressures, stress and priorities vastly different from when we were their age. If you’re concerned that your son or daughter might be using drugs or alcohol — or if you know they are — it’s important that we, as parents, consider why. Some teens turn to… Continue Reading
Please see the flyer below for a great training on working with kids and families. This is a very effective model to manage complex teen and parent issues. If you have questions about it please direct them to Kelly Hoyt, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the newest member of Midcoast Community Alliance!
Dear Parents, My name is Chuck Reece, I am the School Resource Officer at Morse and work for the Bath Police Department in conjunction with RSU1. I am reaching out to you in concern with a change I am seeing in tobacco use. I have attached a picture of three examples of Tobacco products to… Continue Reading
BATH — It was a very good year for Jamie Dorr and the Midcoast Community Alliance. The network, which she founded a year ago to help troubled youth and the adults around them access the resources to prevent tragedies like suicides, received its sixth honor of the year last week. Dorr, who is president of the Friends… Continue Reading
Last week, Jamie Dorr, Board President for the Bath Youth Meetinghouse & Skatepark, accepted the 2017 Spirit of America Award presented by Sagadahoc County. Dorr was recognized for her “untiring, infectious energy,” through her role in founding the Midcoast Community Alliance. Over the past 18 months, the Midcoast Community Alliance has emerged as a strong… Continue Reading
Jamie Dorr She felt compelled to organize a grass-roots Bath initiative to prevent suicide.
Jamie Dorr’s mission is to bring hope to the Midcoast community, and with the help of some students, she planted that intention Nov. 16 in a heart-shaped garden in the parking lot corner of Morse High School’s lawn. Each yellow tulip bulb was mulched with a tiny handwritten note with messages like: “You matter.” “You… Continue Reading