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.

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Latest Posts

DTAC Bulletin – Working With Children With Serious Emotional Disturbance During Disasters
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SAMHSA describes serious emotional disturbance (SED) in children and youth as “a diagnosable mental, behavioral, or emotional disorder in the past year, which resulted in functional impairment that substantially interferes with or limits the child’s role or functioning in family, … Read More

School Safety and Security – September 2018
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Are our children safe at school? It’s a question many have been asking for years and, more recently following an uptick in school violence threats across the nation, including Maine. This threat has State of Maine agencies and law enforcement … Read More

Training and Continuing Education Online (TCEO)
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Training and Continuing Education Online (TCEO) is a system that provides access to CDC educational activities for continuing education (CE). Use TCEO to search for CE opportunities, complete course evaluations and posttests, receive your CE certificates, and manage your CE … Read More

After an Earthquare: Mental Health Information for Professionals
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Surviving an earthquake and reducing its health impact requires preparation, planning, and practice. Far in advance, you can gather emergency supplies, identify and reduce possible hazards in your home, and practice what to do during and after an earthquake. Learn … Read More

New Behavioral Health Resources Available for First Responders
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In a recent national survey of firefighters and emergency medical services (EMS) personnel, 19 percent reported having had thoughts of suicide, 27 percent reported having struggled with substance use issues, and 81 percent said they feared being seen as weak … Read More

SAMHSA The Dialogue – Quarterly Newsletter
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The Dialogue: Cultural and Population Sensitivity in Disaster Behavioral Health Programs Volume 14, Issue 3-4 This special double issue of The Dialogue from the SAMHSA Disaster Technical Assistance Center (DTAC) highlights the process of working with special populations before, during, … Read More

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