Disaster Distress Helpline offers
24/7 free and confidential support at 1-800-985-5990.
You can also text
'TalkWithUs' to 66746.

The mission of behavioral health disaster response is to assist individuals in coping with the immediate psychological aftermath of the disaster, mitigate additional stress and psychological harm, and to promote the development of resilience techniques and coping strategies that individuals, responders and communities may be able to utilize throughout recovery.

The Maine Disaster Behavioral Health Response Team (DBHRT) needs more members to fully represent the communities where you live. Sign up and share your skills and community knowledge to help all Maine residents. Help safeguard Maine by becoming a volunteer.

Get Involved. Become a Disaster Behavioral Health Volunteer.

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ONLINE COURSE: Creating Safe Scenes Training Course
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Creating Safe Scenes is a free, Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE)- accredited, online training course that helps first responders—police, fire, and emergency medical services—work with individuals experiencing a mental health and/or substance use crisis. Learn more.

New Emergency Preparedness Training Catalog Now Available
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NWCPHP is pleased to announce the release of the new Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (PERLC) Training Catalog. This online resource gives public health professionals and their partners access to more than 400 trainings and other learning materials in … Read More

Video – Children in a Changing Climate: The Importance of Childcare Providers in Disasters
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Register to be a Maine Responds Volunteer
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Maine Responds is a partnership that integrates local, regional, and statewide volunteer resources to assist our public health and healthcare systems. It is part of a national initiative to train, coordinate, and mobilize volunteers during an emergency. Maine Responds coordinates … Read More

Stress Management for Emergency Responders – What Agencies Can Do
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This is the fifth in a series of five video podcasts on stress management for individuals, teams, and agencies working in emergency and humanitarian aid settings. These podcasts examine sources of stress at each level and what individuals, team leaders, … Read More

Self-Care for Disaster Behavioral Health Responders
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The goal of the Self-Care for Disaster Behavioral Health Responders Podcast is to provide information, best practices, and tools that enable DBH responders and supervisors to identify and effectively manage stress and secondary traumatic stress through workplace structures and self-care … Read More

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