Sens. Collins, King announce nearly $1.5M for mental health, substance abuse assistance going to Maine

Sens. Collins, King announce nearly $1.5M for mental health, substance abuse assistance going to Maine
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U.S. Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (D-ME) announced Tuesday that Maine will receive nearly $1.5 million in funding to support mental health and substance abuse programs.

The funding through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Center for Mental Health Services, would support access to mental health and behavioral health across the state, as well as improving outreach and case management programs and treating mental health and substance use disorder with scientifically-established treatment methods.

“No community is immune from these heartbreaking disorders that have taken a toll on far too many of our peers, friends, and neighbors,” said Senators Collins and King in a joint statement. “Substance abuse and mental health programs are important to building healthier and more prosperous communities. We welcome this important investment in Maine families.”

The funding will be administered by HHS’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

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