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

MAINE DISASTER BEHAVIORAL HEALTH WINTER NEWSLETTER 2016 – Preparing for the Holiday Season
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The newsletter features information on resiliency in disaster behavioral health, public health preparedness exercises, preparing for the holidays, upcoming trainings, and ensuring readiness and building resistance, and more. 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

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

The SAMHSA Behavioral Health Disaster Response App
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SAMHSA’s mobile application (app) helps behavioral health responders provide quality support to survivors. With the SAMHSA Disaster App, users can prepare for deployment by preloading useful resources to their mobile devices (e.g., treatment locator information) and share those resources with … Read More

SAMHSA Disaster Behavioral Health Information Series installment
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This installment focuses on the behavioral health effects of responding to a disaster. It provides resources on self-care for disaster responders, as well as specific disaster behavioral health interventions that responders can use to help survivors recover from a disaster. … Read More

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