Self-Help and Recovery
Many Roads to Recovery: Experiences with Mental Health and Substance Abuse
This booklet providing basic information and personal reflection was created by the Maine Co-Occurring Initiative Consumer/Peer Group in August 2008.
Pre-Release and Re-Entry Handbook for People in Correctional Facilities
As people in prison get ready to make the transition back into the community, there are many things that they can do to prepare. Thinking ahead and doing some legwork while one is still in custody can make getting back into the community a lot easier. This handbook is designed to help them to take some of those steps now - before their release.
A Journey Toward Health and Hope: Your Handbook for Recovery After a Suicide Attempt
This handbook from SAMHSA guides readers through the first steps toward recovery and a hopeful future after a suicide attempt. Includes personal stories from survivors who share their experiences as well as strategies, such as re-establishing connections and finding a counselor to work with
Use your telephone and dial 2-1-1, an easy-to-remember number which connects people who want to give help or get help with a full range of health and human services in their communities.
Anxiety and Depression Association of America
ADAA is a leader in education, training, and research for anxiety, depression, and stress-related disorders.
Autism Society of Maine
The Autism Society of Maine provides groups for adults on the autism spectrum, parent support groups, groups for adult socializing, and other events.
Bangor Daily News
The Bangor Daily News lists a wide range of support groups in the area - including ones related to mental health and substance abuse.
Department of Health and Human Services
The Maine DHHS offers an extensive list of support groups throughout the state, categorized by type.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
DBSA offers support groups throughout the United States - including ones in Maine.
Gamblers Anonymous helps people who are addicted to gambling. They have a nationwide listing of support groups and a hotline.
Al-Anon/Alateen groups exist to support the family and friends of people who are addicted to alcohol.
Maine Alcoholics Anonymous
AA groups exist throughout Maine at many different locations.
Maine Alliance for Addiction Recovery
Maine Alliance for Addiction Recovery maintains an events calendar which includes leadership opportunities and awards ceremonies.
Maine Medical Center
The Maine Medical Center hosts a variety of support groups each month.
Narcotics Anonymous groups are available at many sites in Maine.
NAMI is very active in Maine and has many groups and events for people with lived experience of mental illness and their relatives.
National Eating Disorders Association
National Eating Disorders Association lists a few groups in Maine in their website directory.
Portland Metro Area CHADD
Portland Metro Area CHADD provides a support group for adults with attention deficit disorder.
The Times Record
The Times Record publishes support group listings from throughout the midcoast region of Maine.