Home State Employees Suicide Prevention and Intervention Suicide Prevention and Intervention

The State of Maine is committed to promoting the health and safety of its employees. This Suicide Prevention and Intervention Protocol raises awareness and provides encouragement, guidance and procedures to employees, supervisors, and managers in carrying out an appropriate response to suicidal behavior if encountered in the workplace. State of Maine employees, interns, contract employees, and temporary workers shall endeavor to adhere to the procedures set forth in this protocol.

Suicide Prevention Policy and Intervention Protocol (PDF)
Suicide Prevention Policy and Intervention Protocol (Word)

The Supporting and De-Escalating Individuals in Crisis training video is offered in partnership with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Maine). Please note that you should always speak with your HR professionals with any questions or concerns on these topics. This video is not intended to take the place of professional mental health assistance or support.

Learn about Supporting and De-escalating Individuals in Crisis (provided by NAMI Maine). 


Living Resources Program (formerly known as Employee Assistance Program "EAP"): 1-844-207-LINK (5465)

Maine Crisis Hotline: 1-888-568-1112

Maine Suicide Prevention Program



National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)