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Bangor DBSA Bipolar SG/Bangor
Acadia Hospital
268 Stillwater Ave. 04401 Marjorie McLean, 207/973-6100
or 207/973-6057
Fax: 207/973-6107
Falmouth DBSA Maine 19 Allen Ave. Extension 04105 Ken Hess, 207/878-8317 or
Bob Gaudreau, 207/772-6048
Web site:
DBSA Androscoggin Valley
c/o Richardson Hollow Assoc.
223 Main Street 04210 Linda Hertell, 207/783-2980
Fax: 207/786-6540
Saco DBSA York County 2 Lyman Ave., #11 04072 Dr. Michael Arenstam, 207/283-9375
or John McGee, 207/282-2912
Fax: 207/282-8163

DBSA Chapters/Support Groups

DBSA Mid-Coast
Contact 1: Kirk Rideout
Phone: (207) 342-2501
Contact 2: Thomas Allen
Additional Phone: (207) 354-7239

DBSA MMC Portland
Contact 1: Denise Lancaster
Phone: (207) 657-5481
Contact 2: Jeff Irving
Additional Phone: (207) 650-3248

Contact 1: Michael Arenstam
Phone: (207) 283-9375

DBSA Mid-Coast
Contact 1: Lewis Bowden
Phone: (207) 832-6044
Contact 2: Thomas Allen
Additional Phone: (207) 354-7239
Fax: (775) 703-2969

The Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation (CABF) has a website at: that provides information to support families with children with bipolar. Fact sheets, newsletters, chat rooms, physician locators, and a support group directory for each state are also provided on this site. helps people find others who share their interest or cause (like bipolar disorder), get involved on-line and locally, and form lasting, influential, local community groups that regularly meet face-to-face. You may view a list of cities and states where meetings occur on their website (at

If you have questions regarding bipolar disorder or are having trouble finding a support group in your area, you can contact the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) for publications or other help at the NIMH Information Center at 1-866-615-6464 or at

National Mental Health Association (NMHA) is the country's oldest and largest nonprofit organization addressing all.phpects of mental health and mental illness. NMHA has more than 340 affiliates nationwide. To find help and/or a support group in your community, contact NMHA by internet at: or by phone at: 1-800-969-NMHA (6642).

UNITED WAY (Information and Referral): Dial 211 for information about support groups and services in Maine.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
has a state organization in all 50 states as well as in Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. There are also more than 1,200 local affiliates spanning all 50 states, D.C. and Puerto Rico.

Your State NAMI
State: Maine
State Affiliate: NAMI Maine
Address: 1 Bangor St
Augusta, ME 04330-4701
Primary Phone: (207)622-5767
Alternate Phone: (800)464-5767
Fax: (207)621-8430
Email Address:
President: Julie O'Brien
Executive Director: Carol Carothers

Or: 1-800-273-TALK(1-800-273-8255)

If you are in a crisis please call:
1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433) or
1-800-273-TALK (8255)

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