AMHC News

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month


Every year, approximately 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner. It is also known that 3 in 4 parents have never talked to their children about domestic violence. Teen dating violence (TDV) is defined as a pattern of abuse or threat of abuse against teenaged dating partners, occurring in different forms, including verbal, emotional, physical, sexual and digital. TDV occurs across diverse groups and cultures. The National Dating Abuse Helpline provides 24-hour national web-based and telephone resources to help teens experiencing dating abuse. Young people (as well as concerned friends, parents, teachers, clergy, law enforcement, and service providers) anywhere in the country can call toll free, 1-866-331-9474, text “loveis” to 22522, or log on to the interactive website, loveisrespect.org, and receive immediate, confidential assistance.

AMHC Welcomes Julia Macek to Senior Leadership

Ellen Bemis, CEO of Aroostook Mental Health Services, Inc. (AMHC), has announced that Julia Macek, LCSW, has joined the agency …

Link for Hope Presents Check to Aroostook Recovery Center of Hope

During Aroostook Recovery Center of Hope’s (ARCH) grand reopening on Saturday, October 22, 2022, Link for Hope presented …

Aroostook Recovery Center of Hope Grand Re-Opening

Aroostook Recovery Center of Hope (ARCH) is pleased to announce the center has moved to 106 Main Street in downtown Houlton. …