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News Center Maine: Mental health leaders weigh in on Mills’ proposals in State of the State address

By February 5, 2024March 1st, 2024News

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AUGUSTA, Maine — In Tuesday’s State of the State address, Governor Janet Mills laid out proposals for mental health reform, specifically care centers.

“I propose that we establish a network of crisis receiving centers across Maine, so that any person suffering a mental health crisis can get prompt and appropriate care,” Mills, a Democrat, said to the gathered joint Legislature and guests at the State House.

Kristen Farnham, vice president of legal affairs and advancement at Spurwink—one of the state’s leading providers for crisis care—was happy to hear the plan from Maine’s top executive.

“Spurwink wholeheartedly supports Governor Mills’ commitment to strengthening mental care in Maine,” Farnham wrote, in part, to NEWS CENTER Maine on Monday. “Spurwink applauds this investment and stands ready to partner in making a healthy place to live and work.”