NOTICE: The State of Maine Department of Health and Human Services has announced a significant change to the delivery of services provided by Tri-County Mental Health Services (TCMHS) and other behavioral health agencies across the state. As of April 8th, eligibility criteria for section 17, which includes case management, will change. While we still offer many of the same services, they will be provided primarily through our Behavioral Health Home, a wraparound service that uses a multi-disciplinary team to meet each individualís unique needs. TCMHS is currently enrolling new participants in our Behavioral Health Home, and we are available to address questions or concerns you may have regarding your care. Please call 1-888-304-HOPE (4673) or click here to learn more about this innovative approach to receiving services.
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Tri-County Mental Health Services Referral Form (Download PDF)
Fill in the pdf form electronically then print and submit via fax 207-783-4660 or mail.
We are honored to share this moving speech given by the 2015 Youth of the Year for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine's Auburn/Lewiston Clubhouse, Christian. Christian gave a fantastic speech at the United Way of Androscoggin Countyís Campaign Kick-Off Breakfast on September 11, 2015 in which he thanks the Boys & Girls Club and Tri-County Mental Health Services for the positive impact they have had on his family.
Christian O'Brien speaking at United Way Breakfast
Incredible moment in time for long-time club member and 2015 Youth of the Year Christian O'Brien - speaking before a packed house at United Way of Androscoggin County's 2015 Campaign Kick-Off Breakfast. Nice job Christian! Christian and his mom, staff member Andrea Emch, are featured in the 2015 campaign video. All of us here at Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine are wicked proud! #AndroUnitedPosted by Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine's Auburn/Lewiston Clubhouse on Friday, September 11, 2015
Save the Date - January 30th 2016 Hope Gala & Silent Auction with News Center Forecaster Kevin Mannix as Emcee
TCMHS was the first Federally-qualified Community Mental Health Center in New England back in 1951 and today continues to be a progressive leader in service development, delivery, and a vital link in Maine’s healthcare community. It serves about 10,000 Maine people of all ages each year, offering programs to address mental illness, substance abuse, developmental/intellectual disabilities and autism. TCMHS is one of Maine’s largest non-profit organizations and is governed locally by a board of community volunteers. Over its six decades, the agency has grown geographically to serve virtually all of Western Maine as well as Cumberland and York Counties. It has also grown programmatically to meet emerging needs and develop state of the art treatment services, including the largest number of evidence-based practices with rigorous outcomes measures and fidelity standards.
At the forefront of innovations is Tri-County’s philosophy of “Trauma- Informed, Recovery- Based Care.” This approach has been embedded in the agency at all levels for more than six years. It is an approach that is now becoming a standard of excellence across the state and the nation. Very simply, it means that we do not ask ‘what is wrong with you’ but rather want to know ‘what happened to you’. It is an acknowledgement and understanding of the impact of trauma and violence on the lives of the people who rely on our services. Trauma can be the result of many sources – physical or sexual abuse, domestic violence, exposure to violent acts and natural disasters, to name a few. Left unaddressed, trauma can contribute to chronic, long term health and mental health problems. Without attention to trauma-informed principles, treatment itself can re-traumatize patients. Tri-County has been recognized as a leader in trauma-informed services, as the State’s first pilot site for developing trauma-informed services for adults, and then as the lead agency in the six year THRIVE initiative which now provides training and assistance to organizations across the nation in trauma-informed care.
Tri-County is also committed to advancing Integrated Primary Care (IPC) and has two current projects in partnership with the Maine Health Access Foundation. Integrated care combines medical and behavioral health services to better address the spectrum of problems that patients bring to their primary care providers (PCPs). The majority of these patients have either a physical ailment that is affected by stress, problems maintaining healthy lifestyles, or a psychological disorder, so it is both clinically appropriate and cost effective to integrate behavioral health with primary care. With healthcare reform on the horizon we believe that integrating care of the mind and body will prove to be cost effective and the highest quality care for our communities.
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Tri-County Mental Health Services
1155 Lisbon Street
PO Box 2008
Lewiston, Maine 04241-2008
Toll Free: 800-787-1155