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. Mental Health America is a subsidiary of Mental Health Corporations of America, a 150 member nationwide association of high performing providers of behavioral health and/or related services which envision and deliver innovative and effective community health solutions. The recognition specifically recognizes the services provided by the AMHC Adult Crisis Stabilization Unit in Presque Isle and the AMHC Children’s Crisis Stabilization Unit in Fort Fairfield.
The AMHC Adult Crisis Stabilization Unit is a 5-bed, 24-hour short-term residential program for adults 18 years and older experiencing psychiatric stress. The AMHC Children’s Crisis Stabilization Unit is a 6 single-bed facility designed to provide help to children and adolescents ages 3-17 and their families in crisis. The goal for each unit is to help clients stabilize their situation and return to pre-crisis levels of functioning. Last year, these crisis units served 245 adults and 82 children from Aroostook County.
AMHC is a comprehensive community mental health center celebrating 50 years of service to the community. For more information about services and availability, visit www.amhc.org or call 1-800-244-6431.
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