Caribou Region

Maine Crisis Network names new facilitator

CARIBOU, Maine — Aroostook Mental Health Center has announced that Michelle Ferris, LCSW, program director of emergency services for Aroostook, Washington and Hancock counties, has been named the facilitator for the Maine Crisis Network for 2020. 

The network is a statewide crisis intervention program available 24/7 for anyone experiencing mental health concerns.

  “To be named facilitator for the Maine Crisis Network demonstrates the respect Michelle has garnered among her peers across the State,” said Ellen Bemis, AMHC CEO. “She is a strong advocate not only for those in crisis but for those who are charged with providing the emergency services needed. Michelle is most deserving of this recognition.”

  Membership includes representatives from area mobile crisis intervention programs and the statewide telephone crisis response system. As the facilitator, Ferris will be responsible for leading meetings and attending to issues that affect crisis leaders across the state. 

Goals for the coming year include ensuring crisis providers are using current best practices, being a voice to advocate at the State level as it relates to the crisis system, and identifying opportunities for improvement in the delivery of crisis services. 

  Celebrating more than 55 years, AMHC is a nonprofit organization supporting nearly 6,000 clients annually. The agency has 26 service sites and 325 employees located across Aroostook, Washington, and Hancock counties providing mental health, substance use, crisis and sexual assault services. 

For more information, connect with AMHC at www.amhc.org.

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