Resources


Conference Materials

2012 • Alternatives to Medication

A Patient Bill of Rights for Psychotropic Prescriptions: A Call for a Higher Standard of Care

With the unprecedented rise in the rate of prescriptions for psychotropic medication, this session defined a Patient Bill of Rights that is consistent with evidence...

Advancing the Dialogue: Medication and Mental Illness

In his book, Anatomy of an Epidemic, Robert Whitaker investigates the astonishing rise in the number of people enrolled in government disability due to mental...

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2013 • Rx Generation

Children and Psychotropic Drugs: How Good is the Evidence?

Research on psychotropic medications is essential for prescribers to use drugs properly and safely — and for regulatory authorities to approve these drugs for public...

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2015 • DSM-X: A Look into the Future of Behavioral Health Care

DSM-X: A Look into the Future of Behavioral Health Care | Part I

DSM-X: A Look into the Future of Behavioral Health Care — a full-day workshop in four sections, presented by David V. Mays, MD, PhD, on...

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2015 • DSM-X: A Look into the Future of Behavioral Health Care

DSM-X: A Look into the Future of Behavioral Health Care | Part II-a

DSM-X: A Look into the Future of Behavioral Health Care — a full-day workshop in four sections, presented by David V. Mays, MD, PhD, on...

Conference Materials

2015 • DSM-X: A Look into the Future of Behavioral Health Care

DSM-X: A Look into the Future of Behavioral Health Care | Part II-b

DSM-X: A Look into the Future of Behavioral Health Care — a full-day workshop in four sections, presented by David V. Mays, MD, PhD, on...

Conference Materials

2015 • DSM-X: A Look into the Future of Behavioral Health Care

DSM-X: A Look into the Future of Behavioral Health Care | Part III

DSM-X: A Look into the Future of Behavioral Health Care — a full-day workshop in four sections, presented by David V. Mays, MD, PhD, on...

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2015 • DSM-X: A Look into the Future of Behavioral Health Care

DSM-X: A Look into the Future of Behavioral Health Care | Part IV

DSM-X: A Look into the Future of Behavioral Health Care — a full-day workshop in four sections, presented by David V. Mays, MD, PhD, on...

Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare

ESCAPE FIRE: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare tackles one of the most pressing issues of our time: how can we save our badly broken...

Evidence-Based Strategies in Non-Pharmacological ADHD Treatments

This video of Abigail Levrini on ADHD Treatment was filmed at a CCSME training in July 2014 in Portland, Maine.

Extending the Conversation: Creating Positive Culture in the Workplace

In this webinar, presented on March 17, 2017, three leaders from Maine behavioral health organizations, recognized for fostering outstanding workplace environments, discussed their efforts to...

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2012 • Alternatives to Medication

Helping People Come off Psychiatric Drugs

This session offered an up-to-date critical review of psychiatric drug withdrawal, tapering, and dose reduction strategies described in the medical literature and recommendations for client-centered...

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2012 • Alternatives to Medication

How Do Psychiatric Medications Shape Long-Term Outcomes?

In his book, Anatomy of an Epidemic, Robert Whitaker investigates the astonishing rise in the number of people enrolled in government disability due to mental...

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2012 • Alternatives to Medication

Human Rights Imperative for More Choice in Behavioral Health

David Oaks, a fearless consumer activist and advocate, provided a human rights perspective on the need for more non-drug choices in behavioral health care. Oaks...

Initiating the SBIRT Process


Innovative Solutions for Building Recovery with Alternatives to Psychotropic Medication

A DVD of two keynote presentations in Freeport, Maine.

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2012 • Alternatives to Medication

Integrative Medicine for Behavioral Health

Alternatives found in integrative medicine have begun to address the limitations of current psychiatric medications in the treatment of behavioral health conditions. Specifically, evidence-based research...

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2016 • Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention

Late Life Suicide: Prevention and Intervention

Suicide prevention in older adulthood is made challenging by the high lethality of older adults’ suicidal behavior; few survive their first attempt to harm themselves....

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2016 • Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention

Living and Loving One Another in the Shadow of Suicide

Kate Braestrup, author and chaplain with the Maine Warden Service, gives the closing remarks at the 2016 Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention Conference.

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2012 • Alternatives to Medication

Psychotherapy as a First Intervention

This session explored the short term benefits and risks of psychotherapy versus medication for persons diagnosed with depression, anxiety and psychosis. A research- validated early...