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Vets and PTSD / Songs for Hospice
August 23,2012  
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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, vayowoods@roadrunner.com

 

Harbour Singers (Saco/Biddeford area)

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

harboursingers@maine.rr.com

 

Heartsong (Belfast area)

Jean Goldfine, 338-3080, Jinnar@mainlywired.net

Mariah Williams, 589-6006, 2mariahw@gmail.com

 

Evensong (Hancock County)

Cookie Horner, hpywndr2@gmail.com

 

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

 

Maine Watch logo

 

Maine Watch with Jennifer Rooks episode #2735

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