Welcome

AMHC services address individual needs, respect the rights of each individual, and encourage ongoing individual and/or family responsibility for health and well-being. This builds a foundation of trust in a therapeutic relationship that is vital to ensuring an optimal outcome. AMHC offers a comprehensive and integrated array of mental health, substance abuse, brain injury health services that includes:

  • Counseling and Case Management
  • Emergency and Crisis Services
  • Residential Treatment
  • Group Homes and Apartments
  • Therapeutic Foster Care
  • Outpatient brain injury rehabilitation
  • Sexual assault victim advocacy and education

For information about services individuals can contact AMHC’s Access Center at 498-4193 or 1-800-244-6431 Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm.  AMHC is also dedicated to enhancing community awareness and understanding of mental health, substance abuse, and brain injury issues. Consultation on social and behavioral issues is provided to hospitals, schools, churches, businesses, nursing and boarding homes, law enforcement, courts, and their healthcare providers.

Non-Discrimination

It is the policy of AMHC that no person shall on the grounds of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, age, physical or mental disability, or other classification that is protected by Federal Law or by Maine State law be discriminated against in any access to and provision of services or the privilege of employment in the agency’s programs.  Nor shall any person be discriminated against by AMHC on the grounds of sexual orientation.

 
Featured Topics
Abuse. Abuse occurs when people mistreat or misuse other people, showing no concern for their integrity or innate worth as individuals, and in a manner that degrades their well being. More...
Addictions. Addiction is the repeated involvement with a substance or activity, despite the substantial harm it now causes, because that involvement was (and may continue to be) pleasurable and/or valuable. More...
Addictions: Alcohol and Substance Abuse. People who become addicted to alcohol/drugs are gradually introduced and desensitized to them over a period of time. More...
ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. This topic center provides a detailed description of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), its causes, symptoms and treatments. ADHD is a neurological disorder that develops during childhood and can persist into adulthood. More...
Adoption. Adoption is the legal act of permanently placing a child with a parent or parents other than the birth parents. More...
Aging & Geriatrics. This topic center provides information about disease prevention and health promotion activities which can help you prevent, delay, or manage problems associated with aging. More...
Alternative Mental Health Medicine. This topic center provides information on complementary and alternative forms of medicine, including acupuncture, chiropractic, energy healing, herbal, amino acid, vitamin, naturopathic and homeopathic treatments, hypnosis, massage, spiritual healing, traditional Chinese and Indian medicine, meditation and yoga. More...
Anger Management. Anger is a basic and normal emotion, but one that can easily become destructive and lead to health and social problems. Explore information in this topic center on the nature of anger, and anger management therapy and techniques. More...
Anxiety Disorders. In this topic center you'll find information on the Anxiety Disorders, including phobia (social anxiety, agoraphobia, etc.), panic disorder, generalized anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and obsessive compulsive disorder. More...
Bipolar Disorder. Bipolar Disorder causes people to swing between extreme, severe and typically sustained mood states which affect their energy levels, attitudes, behavior and ability to function. More...
Cancer. There are multiple types of cancer, many of which can be effectively treated so as to eliminate, reduce or slow the impact on patients' lives. More...
Child & Adolescent Development: Overview. An overview of child development theories from a developmental psychological point of view. Reviewed theorists include freud, kohlberg, erikson, piaget, bronfenbrenner More...
Childhood Mental Disorders and Illnesses. The Childhood Mental Disorders and Illnesses topic center provides an overview of mental and emotional disorders and illnesses impacting children and their families including attention deficit hyperactivity (ADHD), mental retardation, autism and other pervasive development disorders, and disorders of learning, speech and communication, movement, motor function, feeding, conduct, elimination, and anxiety (such as selective mutism and separation anxiety). More...
Depression: Major Depression & Unipolar Varieties. This topic center is a comprehensive overview of the unipolar mood disorders with an emphasis on the causes of and treatments for depression. More...
Elder Care. One of the biggest decisions a family may have to make is to determine how to provide care for elderly parents/relatives when those elders are no longer able to live independently. More...
Family & Relationship Issues. Family and personal relationships and friendships can be very difficult to handle. We've gathered resources to help you learn about and better manage relationship problems you may be experiencing. More...
Health Policy & Advocacy. Whatever your situation, you should know that you have rights, power, and worth that no one can interfere with if you effectively speak for yourself. More...
Mental Disorders. In this family of topic centers, you will find information concerning various mental disorders. More...
Mental Health Professions. Mental Health treatment in the 21st century generally involves a coordination amongst several healthcare professionals drawn from different disciplines. More...
Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders. Obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders are a group of similar psychiatric disorders. These disorders are characterized by repetitive thoughts, distressing emotions, and compulsive behaviors. The specific types of thoughts, emotions, and behaviors vary according to each disorder. More...
Oppositional Defiant Disorder. ODD is a developmental disorder diagnosed in children who display extreme disobedient behavior. More...
Parenting. It's normal for new parents and caregivers to feel a mixture of excitement, joy, and love along with some anxiety, fear, and a little trepidation. More...
Personality Disorders. This topic center provides a comprehensive overview of the personality disorders, which are pervasive and chronic psychological and relational problems associated with rigid, inflexible interpersonal behavior and social coping deficits. More...
Schizophrenia. A comprehensive overview of the nature and treatment of Schizophrenia, a brain disease associated with psychosis (hallucinations and delusions), and disorganized behavior. More...
Self Esteem. Low self-esteem keeps you from enjoying life, doing the things you want to do, and working toward personal goals. More...
Stress Reduction and Management. A comprehensive overview of how to reduce stress. We cover the nature of stress, and the many different methods people can use to reduce and manage their stress. More...
Wellness and Personal Development. Wellness is a broad topic that includes disease prevention, stress reduction, and even personal, social and spiritual growth. Until quite recently, very little attention was ever paid to helping people who are not ill, disordered or diseased in some way learn how to further enhance the quality of their lives, or prevent the onset of future illness. More...

View All Topic Centers

 
latest news

FDA Proposes Accelerated Medical Device Approval Plan
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed a new program to provide earlier access to high-risk medical devices intended to treat or diagnose patients with serious conditions whose medical needs are not met by current technology. More...

For Many Men, Impotence Is Treatable Without Drugs
And there's a bonus: heart-healthy changes will boost overall well-being, too, experts say. More...

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Linked to Osteoporosis
Obstructive sleep apnea is associated with an increased risk of osteoporosis, according to a study published online April 15 in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & MetabolismMore...

Spouse's Sunny Outlook May Be Good for Your Health
Physical well-being seems to get a boost from having an optimistic partner, study finds. More...

All Current News  

AMHC Emergency Services Earns High Marks for Satisfaction
Caribou, ME – March 4 –On February 19, 2014, at its quarterly meeting in Florida, Mental Healthcare America presented AMHC CEO, Gregory Disy, with the 2013 Recognition of Best Practices award for achieving the highest level of client satisfaction in the provision of Emergency Services as part of its delivery of behavioral health services. More...


Local golf Tournament raises $11,000 to improve youth suicide awareness
Ellsworth, Maine – (October 1, 2013) - On September 7, the Suicide Awareness Fund for Education (SAFE) hosted a benefit golf tournament at the Bar Harbor Golf Course in Trenton, raising $11,000 for AMHC in Hancock County to support community awareness about the causes and prevention of youth suicide. More...


AMHC offers case management services for pregnant and parenting women using substances
Case Management for Pregnant and Parenting Women using Substances Program Pregnancy can be a time of promise and hope for the future. For some women who use drugs and alcohol it can be a powerful force for change in order to give their baby a healthy start. Yet breaking free of substances is mentally and physically hard More...


Multisystemic Therapy
Aroostook Mental Health Center (AMHC) has been selected by the Maine Department of Corrections to provide Multisystemic Therapy (MST) and MST for Youth with Problem Sexual Behavior (MST-PSB) services in Aroostook County. More...


AMHC receives MeHAF behavioral health home planning grant
The Maine Health Access Foundation (MeHAF) announced that its Board of Trustees has approved planning grants of $25,000 each to five nonprofit community mental health organizations to improve how basic primary care services are provided for people experiencing serious mental illness. More...


Advanced Practice Nurse Tanitha Moncier joins AMHC
Tanitha Moncier, Advanced Practice Nurse, has joined AMHC’s Caribou and Presque Isle offices to support the provision of medication management and psychiatric evaluation services for adults and children ages 6 and above, assisting AMHC’s medical director and staff psychiatrist, Dinah Tungol, MD. More...


Ellsworth's Tokas Family Donates $7,700 to AMHC to Promote Suicide Awareness & Prevention
Ellsworth, Maine – December 3, 2012 – Officer Bart Tokas of the Ellsworth Police Department, wife Bonnie Tokas, and daughter and son-in-law, Kaycee and Tommy Macy, recently presented a $7,700 check to AMHC’s Emergency Services to support local efforts to increase awareness about youth suicide and how it can be prevented. More...


AMHC Recognizes Maine Coast Memorial Hospital Medical Staff for Service Excellence
Ellsworth, Maine – December 3, 2012 – AMHC Emergency Services specialists, Ashley Pesek and Michelle Mitchell, recently presented Maine Coast Memorial Hospital’s emergency room and intensive care unit staff with special recognition and a plaque to commemorate their dedication to working collaboratively to treat individuals in need of integrated healthcare services. More...


Please Tell Us What You Think!
AMHC is very interested in hearing what you have to say about the services we provide and how we can make your experience at AMHC effective and rewarding. Please take a minute and share your thoughts by contacting Jennette Hitchcock at jhitchcock@amhc.org. AMHC looks forward to hearing from you! More...


Contact AMHC
AMHC is a private, non-profit mental health care organization based in Northern Maine. Incorporated in 1964, AMHC has evolved into a community health organization offering a wide variety of outpatient and residential services including: Community Support, Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Emergency Services, Employee & Student Assistance, Psychological Testing, and Assessment and Consultation and Education. More...