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Governor signs Carson bill to promote mental health education in Maine

AUGUSTA — Gov. Janet Mills has signed into law a bill from Sen. Brownie Carson, D-Harpswell, that would promote mental health education in Maine schools. LD 1024, “An Act To Destigmatize Mental Illness through Health Instruction That Emphasizes the Relationship between Physical and Mental...

Carson bill would make sure Maine students learn about mental health

AUGUSTA — Legislation introduced by Sen. Brownie Carson, D-Harpswell, would ensure that health education in Maine schools includes lessons about mental health. LD 1024, “An Act To Include Mental Health Education in Maine Schools,” received a public hearing Monday, April 1 before the...

Senator Brownie Carson is serving his second term representing Senate District 24, which includes the communities of Brunswick, Freeport, North Yarmouth, Pownal and his hometown of Harpswell.

A Vietnam veteran, attorney and environmental advocate, Senator Carson is dedicated to improving the lives of people throughout Midcoast Maine.

As executive director of the Natural Resources Council of Maine for 27 years, Senator Carson led negotiations and advocacy for clean air and water, clean energy and energy efficiency, restoration of Maine fisheries and land use planning.

Senator Carson also has worked for Pine Tree Legal Assistance, representing low-income Mainers in civil matters at courts in central Maine.

After dropping out of college and volunteering for the U.S. Marine Corps, Senator Carson served as a platoon commander in Vietnam. He went on to be an active member of Vietnam Veterans Against the War in the early 1970s.

Senator Carson lives in Harpswell with his wife, Dana Porter. He has two grown daughters and one granddaughter.


Board Positions

  • Friends of Acadia

Education

  • J.D., University of Maine School of Law, 1977
  • Graduate, Bowdoin College, 1972

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