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  • Published
    October 30, 2014

    A look at the PARC unit

    The Psychiatric and Addition Recovery Center at Pen Bay Medical Center was established to fill a statewide need, according to Dr. Frederick Goggans. Originally constructed as a 12-bed facility, it was expanded in 2002 to 18 beds. Those older than 18 with psychological and addiction problems are referred to the PARC unit by hospital emergency departments across the state after being seen by emergency room personnel...

  • Published
    October 30, 2014

    Family asks 'what-if' in pharmacy robbery

    Family members say Robert "Robby" Beerman, 34, of Camden went to Rite Aid Sept. 15, after a lifetime of being bullied because of his height and suffering mental and physical health problems, for one reason: To kill himself. His mother, Lori, and his sister Amanda "Mandy" Beerman, said he wanted access to drugs and alcohol to give him the courage to shoot himself. "He went in there with no intention of ever coming ...

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