Media Inquiries

Speak to Our Experts

With an integrated network of over 1,000 employees, Maine Behavioral Healthcare can provide access
to professionals who have experience and expertise on a wide range of mental health issues.
Our areas of media expertise include:

  • Anxiety and stress-related disorders
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Chronic and persistent mental illness
  • Co-occurring psychiatric and substance use problems
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Evidence-based psychiatric treatments
  • Mental health issues in children and adolescents
  • Healthcare financing
  • Mental health legislation and advocacy
  • Nonprofit mental healthcare
  • Psychiatric emergencies
  • Psychiatric medications
  • Psychiatric research
  • Psychiatric residency training programs
  • PTSD - Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Suicide prevention
  • Treatment for youth with developmental disorders, such as autism
  • Youth psychosis and early intervention

Set up an Interview

Contact Amy Safford, Marketing and Communications Director at 207-661-6616 or asafford@mainebehavioralhealthcare.org.

Tips for Reporters

Are you reporting on a suicide?  Below are some things you should know from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

IMPORTANT POINTS FOR COVERING SUICIDE

  • More than 50 research studies worldwide have found that certain types of news coverage can increase the likelihood of suicide in vulnerable individuals. The magnitude of the increase is related to the amount, duration and prominence of coverage.
  • Risk of additional suicides increases when the story explicitly describes the suicide method, uses dramatic/graphic headlines or images, and repeated/extensive coverage sensationalizes or glamorizes a death.
  • Covering suicide carefully, even briefly, can change public misperceptions and correct myths, which can encourage those who are vulnerable or at risk to seek help.

Guidelines to help you report on suicide in a helpful, thoughtful manner from reportingonsuicide.org

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