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Vets and PTSD / Songs for Hospice
August 23,2012  

Kennebec County Sheriff (and Iraq war vet) Randy Liberty and Roy Driver, who oversees the Vet Centers in Lewiston and Bangor joined in a discussion of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and specifically, innovative initiatives designed to help vets with PTSD, such as a new Veterans Court in Augusta and the expansion of mental health services at the VA in Togus. Also, Mariah Williams of Heartsong in Belfast, spoke about a cappella singing groups that provide joy and comfort for hospice patients through song.


Readjustment Counseling Service Combat Call Center

877-927-8387 (877-WAR VETS)


VA Suicide Prevention Hotline number

800-273-8255 (800-273-TALK)


The Maine VA Health Care System Mental Health Services


Maine Bureau of Veterans' Services


List of Vet Centers in Maine


HeartSong's website


Hospice Choirs in Maine


Tourmaline Singers (Waterville area)

Harry Vayo, 465-2691, cell 313-9418,


Harbour Singers (Saco/Biddeford area)

Henry Warren & Ellie Rolnick, 286-7678, cell 313-9418,


Heartsong (Belfast area)

Jean Goldfine, 338-3080,

Mariah Williams, 589-6006,


Evensong (Hancock County)

Cookie Horner,


Solace (Rockland)

Peggy Coyne, 542-7105

Penelope Ray, 594-8317


Website of the original Hospice Choir in Vermont - which inspired and has mentored the Maine groups


Resources for natural death and burial options - including singing near the end of life


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