Corporate Sponsorship

Supporting Your Neighbors Experiencing Mental Health Crises

In 2024, your Corporate Sponsorship will enhance the safety and comfort of children, adolescents, and adults arriving voluntarily or involuntarily at all times and days of the week at our Behavioral Emergency Department (BED).

The BED is a crucial point of entry for individuals experiencing mental health crises. The volume of patients arriving is unprecedented. Length of stay, volume, and patient acuity, the level of severity of the mental illness the patients present with, are at record highs.

Your 2024 sponsorship will make an immediate impact!  

  • Specialized behavioral recliners that are comfortable, durable, cleanable, and tamperproof. A patient with a personal space is less agitated and can rest comfortably. Because patient volume is high, more are needed to de-escalate patients and provide personal safe space. $4,500 each
  • Durable and cleanable weighted blankets that provide comforting pressure to the body. These blankets are a safe and effective way of relieving symptoms of anxiety and depression. $100 – $200 each
  • Anti-suicide safety clothing to offer comfort. Patients often arrive with soiled clothing. A patient who is clean and comfortable is more receptive to treatment. $50 – $175 per patient depending on size (frequent restocking needed)

To learn more about how your sponsorship will be recognized throughout the entire year at St. Mary’s please review our sponsorship levels & benefits.

Would a visit to the Behavioral Emergency Department be of interest to you? The emergency psychiatric team welcomes the opportunity to speak to you about their work and needs.

Please contact Deb Anthoine, Executive Director of Philanthropy at or 207.777.8828 with questions.

Please contact Deb Anthoine, Executive Director of Philanthropy at or 207.777.8828 with questions.

Prefer to send a check? Download our commitment form here.

How Your Gift Helps Patients

Sheila was a prominent member of our business community, who had a dependency on alcohol. During the pandemic, she lost her job. Due to the alcoholism, she ended up losing her possessions, her family, her home, and her self-worth. With nothing left to lose, she walks over to St Mary’s to present herself for alcohol detox. When she checks in to the emergency department, she is brought to the behavioral emergency room. It’s noisy and crowded. Then matthew arrives.


Matthew is a 19-year-old college student brought to the BED by EMS and police after his roommate and some of his teammates expressed concerns about his well-being. His roommate found a note to him written by Matthew suggesting he was planning to harm himself. The police convince Matthew to come in for help. He admits to the triage nurse that he feels like he is a complete failure and has been thinking of hanging himself. Although he agreed to go to St. Mary’s, he is overwhelmed and frightened by the number of people in the behavioral emergency department and develops a plan to leave.

Thanks to the support of 2024 Sponsors, the overcrowding will be addressed so patient like Sheila and Matthew will feel safe and comfortable and will continue to seek treatment.

The patients portrayed in these stories are fictitious and any similarities to real individuals, living or dead, are purely unintentional.

2023 Behavioral Emergency Department Statistics

Thank You to Our 2024 Sponsors!

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