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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School Shootings: How to Comfort Your Child
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Few events are as devastating as a school shooting. Maybe discussing mass violence with your kids wasn’t on your parenting radar before. But it is now. Hiding these terrible events from children isn’t an option: Kids see news coverage on … Read More

The Effects of Trauma on First Responders
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Reports of natural and human-caused disasters are ever present throughout our country. We hear the stories of seemingly insurmountable challenges faced by families, neighbors, businesses, communities, and sometimes entire states or territories. The one constant we can rely on before, … Read More

Maine Behavioral Health Provider Disaster Preparedness Survey Summary Results, July 2017
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A survey of providers, including organizations such as mental and behavioral health, crisis services, hospitals, substance abuse providers and community support programs, was distributed by Maine DHHS/ Center for Disease Control and Prevention Disaster Behavioral Health program to determine the … Read More

Disaster Mental Health Institute Director Discusses School Shooting
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A former student opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle at a south Florida high school Wednesday, killing at least 17 people and sending hundreds of students fleeing into the streets. It was the nation’s deadliest school shooting since a gunman … Read More

Announcing the Maine Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Website
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Announcing our new website: www.mainemrc.org! Explore the Maine Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) website, which focuses on increasing visibility of MRC in Maine and providing resources to local volunteers. Follow the link to learn more, and please consider joining the Maine … Read More

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

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