When possible, we should follow the direction of Governor Mills and "Stay Healthy at Home". In public safety, we likely do not have the option, but can still "Stay Healthy in EMS" Below are some resources that might help.
These resources are ever-changing and update often. Please visit regularly.
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Managing stress during this pandemic can be overwhelming. Maine EMS offers the Warm line for the Front Line. This is a confidential and professional resurce for healthcare providers who may need some help or guidance. Available 7 days a week from 8;00am until 8:00pm, callers will be connected with clinical professionals to assist YOU.
Critical Incident Stress Management
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
- Tri-County EMS CISM 1-207-777-6000 and indicate you need CISM Assistance
- Region 2: Androscoggin, Franklin, and Oxford
- Aroostook CISM 1-207-492-1624
- Region 5: Aroostook
Behavioral Health Considerations for COVID-19 (PDF) (From IAFF)
Managing Stress during the COVID-19 Outbreak (PDF) (from the National Center for PTSD)
Self Care during COVID-19 (PDF) (From Dr. Laurie Cyr-Martel and the Tri-County EMS CISM Team)
Protecting Your Sleep Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic (YouTube link) (4/13/2020)
Tips for Managers during the COVID-19 Pandemic (PDF) (From Dr. Laurie Cyr-Martel and the Tri-County EMS CISM Team)
Headspace - A variety of free tools for teams, employees, employers and families
Maine 211 (for a variety of resources)
National Alliance on Mental illness (NAMI - Maine Chapter)
- NAMI Maine Helpline 1-800-464-5767 (Press 1)
- Maine Crisis Line 1-888-568-1112
- Crisis Text Line - TEXT "HOME" to 741741
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
- Disaster Distress Helpline - 1-800-985-5990 or TEXT "TalkWithUs" to 66746
- Provides 24/7 crisis counseling and support for people experiencing emotional distress related to disasters. This is a multilingual, confidential crisis support service.
- First Responders and Disaster Responders Resource Portal
Child & Family Care Resources
Helping your family cope with COVID-19 (PDF) (from the IAFF)
Coping in Hard Times - A Guide for Parents (PDF) (4/23/2020)
- Maine Child Care Choices
- Maine Association for the Education of Young Children
- Taking Care of Your Family During COVID-19 and Other Infectious Disease Outbreaks (PDF)
- Youth and Children with Special Health Care Needs During COVID-19 (PDF)
- COVID-19 and Poisoning - Staying safe at home (PDF)
More info can also be found at the Northern New England Poison Center Website
- Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) Health & Wellness Resources
- National Emergency Number Association (NENA) Continuum