Supporting Patient and Provider Behavioral Health in Response to Lewiston Tragedy

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Supporting Patients' Behavioral Health In Wake of Lewiston Event Health Care Clinicians Webinars

General Resources for Providers

Zero Suicide offers information on system-wide transformation toward safer suicide care.

Child Health Resources for Providers 

Behavioral Health Resources for Patients 

  • Providers can connect all veterans to VA Maine by calling the direct line for Mental Health Care at 207-623-8411 x 5515. 

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and its behavioral health partner, Carelon Behavioral Health, are offering all Mainers free access to crisis support, regardless of whether they are Anthem members. Any Mainer needing assistance can speak to a behavioral health professional via phone by calling 1-800-580-6934. The crisis support line is confidential and available 24/7 at no cost.  

Providers Needing Assistance 

  • Clinicians, educators and first responders can call 1-800-769-9819: The FrontLine WarmLine offers free support services to help these professionals manage the stress of responding to disasters from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week.  

  • Through Strengthen ME, Critical Incident Response group support sessions are available for incidents that occur in the workplace. Groups can be segmented by occupation and proximity to the event. Employers and team leaders call to arrange.  Provider: Northern Light Contact: 1-800-769-9819 or 

  • Maine DHHS has launched an online form for communities and organizations to request special behavioral health support, such as on-site mental health clinics, or assistance tailored for specific communities. The form is open to any organization in the state of Maine and offers connections to mental health counseling, crisis and trauma support, victim support, school-based support, employee assistance, and psychological first aid.