Wellness Newsletter

A Weekly Newsletter Collaboration of RSU 56- May 8, 2020

Our Mission

It is our mission to make sure that our students, staff, parents, guardians and community members are supported and well-connected to resources during this challenging time. As such, this weekly newsletter will provide you with the information you need to access local resources as well as offer a platform for support and meaningful guidance.
We don’t have to like it…. We just have to do it.

Mrs. Rachel Buck gives us all some perspective. Click above to read how you can relate to what we are all going through.

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"Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure." Benjamin Disraeli

Local School Counselors and Social Workers

Rachel Buck-LMSW/cc

Alternative Ed. Teacher-DHS


Cell: 207-357-3271

Ami-Jo Greco-LMSW/cc

Social Worker-DHS


Oxford County Mental Health

Community Mental Health Services

150 Congress St, Rumford, ME 04276


Philip Ramu- LCSW

School Counselor-TWKDMS


Cell: 207-578-1990

Michelle Robertson

School Counselor-DHS


Cell: 207-205-2190

Tri-County Mental Health

Linnea Burns- Substance Abuse Counselor


Toll Free: 1-888-304-4673

Crisis Line: 1-888-568-112

Local Food Pantries

Servants Heart Food Pantry

Peru Baptist Church, 98 Main St, Peru, ME 04290: 207-562-7167

Dixfield Food Pantry

Dixfield Common Baptist Church, 2 Chapel Road, Dixfield, ME 04224: 207-562-7470

Mexico Congregational Church Pantry

Mexico Congregational Church, 163 Main St, Mexico, ME 04257 : 207-364-8603

Remote Crisis Services

Mental Health and Wellness: https://www.namimaine.org/


Hotline and Crisis Numbers: https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/hotlines.shtml


Crisis Text Line: https://www.crisistextline.org/

TEXT: HOME to 741741

Suicide Prevention: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/


National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Maine: https://www.namimaine.org/


NAMI Maine Launches Teen Peer Support Text Line

Text Line Aims to Provide Mental Health Support During COVID-19 Crisis and Beyond

Maine’s chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Maine) has announced the launch of the Teen Text Support Line, a new mental health program for youth 14 – 20 years of age living in Maine.

The Text Line can be reached at (207) 515 – 8398 (TEXT). The Teen Text Support Line operates from 12pm – 10pm each day and provides adolescents who may need additional mental health support with a safe space to talk with another young person. Staff providing support via the Teen Text Line are between 19 – 23 years of age.

For more information, visit www.namimaine.org/page/teentextline, or contact NAMI Maine’s CEO Jenna Mehnert at (207) 907-0303 or jenna@namimaine.org.

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If you have questions regarding any of the content in this newsletter or would like to contribute to its development, please feel free to email Michelle Robertson at the address provided.