Safe Syringe Disposal

Tri-County in its leadership capacity for the CommUNITY Recovery coalition initiative has been successful in obtaining the City of Lewiston’s approval for placing syringe drop boxes throughout the city.  City councilors approved the 15 new receptacles at Tuesday night’s meeting, adding Lewiston to the growing list of cities across the country opting to do so.  

by Samantha York | September 3, 2019 

Project Support You

Check out the Sun Journal's press release about TCMHS and the Lewiston Police Force's partnership to learn more about how Project Support You is benefiting the community. Many thanks to our friend and colleague Officer Joe Philippon for his ongoing dedication. 

by Jon Bolduc | June 9th, 2019 | Photograph: Lewiston Police Badge

CCSME Recognizes Catherine Ryder 

On May 8th, 2019, Pat McKenzie, CEO of CCSME presented Tri-County Mental Health Service’s CEO Catherine Ryder with a Collaboration award for its Community Recovery Partnership. 

by Jamie Owens | May 29, 2019 | Photograph Left: McKenzie, Right: Ryder

Bates Recognizes Catherine Ryder for Outstanding Leadership

On May 8th, 2019, the Bates Harward Center for Community Partnerships recognized Catherine Ryder, CEO of Tri-County Mental Health Services, with a Community Partnership Award for Outstanding New Initiative, the Community Recovery Partnership. 

by Jamie Owens | May 29, 2019 | Photograph by: Alanna Gallagher

TCMHS Appoints new Chief Development Officer

Jamie D. Owens, MSB, is joining Tri-County Mental Health Services (TCMHS) as the new Chief Development Officer on May 6.  As the Chief Development Officer, she will be responsible for the design and implementation of a broad range of activities in support of the agency’s strategic plan, including public relations, communications, grant writing, and special events.  Ms. Owens joins the organization bringing more than 30 years of marketing and development experience in behavioral healthcare and architectural/engineering services. 

Jesi Michaud (Occupational Therapist, Chief Clinical Officer) and Nicole Garant (LADC, CCS, Substance Use Disorder Clinical and Grant Supervisor talk about the CommUNITY Recovery program to treat opioid use disorder. TCMHS is also offering Medication Assisted Treatment and recovery coach training. by Gleason Board Ops | Apr 8, 2019 | Breakfast Club Podcasts

Make sure to take a moment and read about this past collaboration that's receiving a second chance. 

Complements of our friends at the Sun Journal, Lewiston, ME

Have you got a minute to listen to Jesi Michaud, Director of Clinincal Services and Carrie Gosselin, Manager BHH, outpatient care, and substance use disorders of talk about Tri-County's programs? Great! Click below for the full interview on Maine's Big Z 92.7!

Take a minute and check out our Board President, Dr. Jeffrey Barkin, as he talks about the active shooter game and video game violence on News Center Maine.

Point in Time County, Volunteering

October 16, 2018

Interested in helping the homeless in your community? Read how to below.

Ringing Bells for Peace

October 12, 2018

Have you ever heard of Armistice Day? Click below to learn about this tradition we're trying to bring back!

Annual Meeting and Art Show

October 04, 2018

Want to know who won the Giving Voice and Inspiration Awards this year? Click below to learn more!

Tri-Country Mental Health Services Announces Grant Award through the United way of Greater Portland’s THRIVE 2027 Initiative

August 29, 2018

Tri-County Mental Health Services is pleased to announce that it has received an award of $54,978 from the United Way of Greater Portland as part of the United Way’s Thrive 2027 Initiative.

Tri-County Mental Health Services Achieves National Accreditation

August 29, 2018

Tri-County Mental Health Services has achieved national accreditation through the New York-based Council on Accreditation (COA). Tri-County Mental Health Services provides the following services: Outpatient Counseling, Substance Use Disorder, Residential, Child and Family, Assertive Community Treatment (ACT), Behavioral Health Homes, Integrated Primary care, and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Organizations pursue accreditation to demonstrate the implementation of best practice standards in the field of human services. COA evaluated all aspects of Tri-County Mental Health Services’ programs, services, management, and administration.

Newly Appointed Medical Director

July 19, 2018

Tri-County Mental Health Services is pleased to announce the appointment of Henry C. Skinner, MD, to the position of Medical Director. Dr. Skinner officially joined the Tri-County team on Monday, July 16, 2018. 

Newly Appointed Director of Clinical Services

July 16, 2018

Tri-County Mental Health Services is pleased to announce the appointment of Jesi Michaud to the position of Director of Clinical Services. Michaud is a longtime member of the Tri-County Mental Health Services community. She brings with her a successful track record of management and of providing treatment in a mental health setting along with her passionate commitment to the mission, goals, and ideals of the agency.

Tri-County Announces Newly Appointed Director of Fiscal Operations

July 09, 2019

Tri-County Mental Health Services is pleased to announce the appointment of Julie Olum to the position of director of fiscal operations. Olum joins TCMHS as an accomplished nonprofit accounting professional with over 30 years of accounting experience.

Tri-County Announces New Board Member

April 29, 2018

Tri-County Mental Health Services has appointed Ms. Jodi Cornelio to its Board of Directors. Ms. Cornelio has spent much of her life serving the people and organizations in her community. She graduated from the University of Maine system with an AS and a BA in Nutrition and a BA in Community Health. She earned her MBA from Thomas College. Jodi is the owner of Turner Publishing, Inc. in Turner, Maine.

Tri-County Mental Health Services Announces Board Members

November 27, 2017

Tri-County Mental Health Services (TCMHS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeffrey Barkin, M.D., DFAPA, of Portland as president of its Board of Directors, the appointment of Walter Riseman of Harrison, to the position of treasure, and the continued tenure of John Geismar, of Minot, as Vice President, and Mary Ellen Davis, of Lewiston, as secretary of the board. Tri-County also appointed four new board members: Stephanie Gelinas of Lewiston, Giselle St. Amand of Gray, Muhidin Libah of Lewiston, and Jane Cantral of Lewiston.

Tri-County Mental Health Services’ Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony

October 31, 2017

Tri-County Mental Health Services’ Annual meeting was held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Auburn on Tuesday, October 18th.  Tri-County presented two annual awards during the evening and featured keynote speaker M.Ed Kelley, MD. Dr. Michael Kelley.

The Silhouette Project; Bringing Awareness to Veteran Suicide.

March 27, 2017

On April 17th at 12 noon there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony for 22 silhouettes that will be in the lobby of University of Maine Lewiston Auburn Campus for 6 days. The silhouettes will have the names of Maine Veterans lost to suicide as well as positive messages from Veterans and local Veteran groups.

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