EMERGE is a new initiative of the Choose To Be Healthy Coalition funded by Maine Prevention Services. Coalition partners including York County Community College, York Adult and Community Education and the York County District Attorney’s Office are working with dedicated staff to develop, implement and evaluate drug prevention strategies. Our goal is to reduce the problems associated with drug use among our emerging adults (18-25 years old) in southern York County.
During this unprecedented public health crisis we are all experiencing now, CTBH will strive to provide resources to help young adults keep up with their school, physical and mental health.
We hope the following resources are helpful:
Call 2-1-1 or go to 211
- 211 is a free, confidential information and referral service that connects people of all ages across Maine to local services. 211 Maine is help for Mainers 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can also text 898-211 to 211 get ANY kind of help!
COVID- 19 Resources
- COVID-19 Response in Maine lists everything including updates, how to help others and how to get help for yourself.
- How to handle Social Distancing and Isolation from SAMHSA.
- Good Self-care Tips from Abby the Librarian
- The Red Cross has good tips for young people on how to stay safe during this unprecedented time!
Substance Use Prevention Information and Resources
- ECheckup is an online assessment for YCCC students to help see how marijuana and/or alcohol use may be affecting them. For additional information, please contact Penny Remick, Counseling & Wellness Office at York County Community College at 216-4415 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- AlcoholScreening.org is a self assessment anyone can use to see if their drinking has gotten unhealthy.
For Your Mental Health
- PromiseLine 1-800-434-3000 for mental health services anywhere in Maine, remotely as well.
- Maine Crisis Line 1-888-568-1112 24/7 for help
- Intentional Warm Line 1-866-771-9276 to talk anytime 24/7
- The National Alliance of Mental Illness in Maine has a helpline and other resources.
For Your Physical Health
- Visit York Adult Education for free health and wellness classes.
- Free at home workouts at Fitness Blender.
Resources for Schooling and Working from Home
- Help for college students doing school work at home.
- This article features advice on both school and work from home.
- Working at home from marketing experts at BlogSpot.
- Productivity Tips from PC magazine
For more information on this initiative or to suggest resources for this page, contact Stephanie Masters-Plamondon via email.