- 24/7 Statewide Crisis Line 888-568-1112
- 24/7 Peer Support Warm line 866-771-9276
- 24/7 Suicide Hotline 800-273-TALK (800-273-8255)
- StrengthenME: For statewide assistance call: 207-221-8198 Every day 8am to 8pm
- Teen Text Support Line 207-515-8398 (TEXT)
- 211 and 211maine.org for information about how to access behavioral health and social service resources; many providers are accepting referrals for counseling via telehealth
- Disaster Distress Helpline: free, 24/7 support by calling 1-800-985-5990 or text "TalkWithUs" to 66746 | also as Disaster Distress Helpline information (PDF) 03/19/2020
- Free, confidential Frontline Warmline for health care workers and first responders: support 8am-8pm 7 days a week call 207-221-8196.
- Substance Use Disorder Supports
- Many organizations have moved to offering virtual supports for those in recovery. For more information, view our full list of substance use disorder virtual recovery supports.
- More information about telehealth and coverage for MaineCare members is available on the Office of MaineCare Services Telehealth page.
- Resources for Parents and Caregivers
- Resources for Any Individual
- Resources for Providers
- Coping with Economic Hardship
- Governor Mills’ letter to USDOL re: exclusions from leave requirements under EFMLEA & EPSLA (PDF) 04/17/2020
- Disaster planning for behavioral health treatment programs (PDF) 03/19/2020
- Webinar: Introduction to Virtual Recovery Support Services
- SAMHSA's First Responders and Disaster Responders Resource Portal provides tips and online trainings about stress management, compassion fatigue, and how to respond to those with behavioral health disorders; also includes information specific to behavioral health providers
- Maine CDC Disaster Behavioral Health
- Finding your Maine CDC Public Health Liaison
- First Responders and Health Care Professionals Wellbeing
Your peers are here for you. Call (207) 221-8196 to connect with free, confidential support.
Health Care Worker Support
- Maine Medical Association Zoom Meeting for Providers During COVID-19 Pandemic- Virtual discussions every Tuesday from 6-7:30 p.m. each week. The intent is not a clinical discussion but, instead, to simply empathize and commiserate with your fellow physicians during this difficult and trying time for medical providers working under such difficult conditions. https://zoom.us/j/111313123 or 1-646-876-9923,,,111313123# Email firstname.lastname@example.org for password.
- The Maine Osteopathic Association is holding weekly "Open Forums" for members and other healthcare providers. Wednesday nights at 7pm. Please email Amanda Richards at email@example.com for password. https://zoom.us/j/9869604626?pwd=RG5hRlJYRzRPNWovNFhUSFVKTXp1dz09 Meeting ID: 986 960 4626
- Hanley Virtual Peer Support Sessions, Thursdays from 4-6 pm https://zoom.us/j/9756185852?pwd=cjMrdkt0Ny96eHZxdlVpc0tyaDFGUT09
- Join MaineHealth’s Resiliency ECHO Sessions: Through didactic and case-based learning, Resiliency ECHO will focus on sustaining well-being and resilience in trauma-exposed health care teams. Experts from MaineHealth, Maine Medical Partners, and Maine Behavioral Healthcare will lead sessions focused on taking care of your emotional health during the coming months to help you sustain your well-being and enable you to better react to urgent needs. The Resiliency ECHO will take place on every Wednesday from 12:00pm-12:50pm and will offer free CMEs. MaineHealth Resiliency ECHO – Starting April 15th, 2020: Date: Every Wednesday Time: 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm ; Clinical Lead: Steve DiGiovanni, MD’ Expert Faculty: Dory Hacker, LCSW; Location: https://echo.zoom.us/j/156379662 (Free Zoom Conference Call) (Added 4/15/2020)
Emergency Responders / Critical Incident Stress Management
- SAMHSA - The Dialogue 2018, Vol 14, Issue 1 - Effects of Trauma on First Responders
- SAMHSA’s First Responders and Disaster Responders Resource Portal includes tips, online trainings about stress management, compassion fatigue, responding to those with behavioral health disorders; includes information specific to behavioral health providers
- www.copline.org : COPLINE is dedicated to serving law enforcement officers and their families by providing 24/7 trained peer support for crisis intervention along with referral to specifically skilled mental health professionals for follow up and continued assistance.
Maine EMS Regions provide Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) resources to regional EMS services, EMD centers and personnel. These resources are available 24/7.
- Atlantic Partners EMS CISM - Call the regional number below and indicate you need CISM Assistance
- Region 1: 1-207-662-2950 York, Cumberland and Sagadahoc;
- Region 3: 1-207-861-4244 Kennebec and Somerset;
- Region 4: 1-207-907-1000 Hancock, Penobscot, Piscataquis, and Washington;
- Region 6: 1-207-861-4244 Lincoln, Waldo, and Knox
- Tri-County EMS CISM - 1-207-777-6000 and indicate you need CISM Assistance
- Region 2: Androscoggin, Franklin, and Oxford
- NAEMT Mental Health Resources
- Code Green Resources