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.

Latest Posts

Tips for Survivors of a Disaster or Other Traumatic Event: Coping with Retraumatization
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This tip sheet covers signs and symptoms of retraumatization, as well as how to know if you may benefit from more help and guidance on how to manage it. The tip sheet also lists resources for support and identifies ways … Read More

New DTAC webpage, Recovering From Disasters
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The 2017 hurricane season has produced a record-breaking number of massive storms that led to severe flooding and damages across the United States and the Caribbean. A widely publicized mass shooting in Nevada and wildfires in the western United States … Read More

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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This 48-minute presentation discusses the importance of childcare providers in disasters and other critical situations, and reports that 21 states and Washington, DC, don’t require schools and childcare providers to have basic emergency plans. It focuses on the critical role … Read More

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

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