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

First Responders, Stress Management and Coronavirus
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Webinar for first responders presented by a long time EMS professional, author, educator, mentor to many, Mike Taigman. The website includes a link to the webinar, resources, and links to books mentioned in the learning session. Learn more and view … Read More

Newsletter Late Winter Edition 2020
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The newsletter features resources on the coronavirus, postponed trainings, behavioral health and coping resources, volunteer insights, flood preparedness, and upcoming learning opportunities. Learn more.

Tips for Survivors: Coping with Anger After a Disaster or Other Traumatic Event
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After a disaster, survivors may feel angry about the ways in which the disaster has changed their lives. This tip sheet helps survivors to understand that anger can be a common response to a traumatic event. The tip sheet also … Read More

Helping Older Adults After Disasters: A Guide to Providing Support
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Outreach workers often work with older adults after disasters. This guide will help prepare staff for encounters with this population by describing common disaster reactions and providing tips and resources. This guide is designed for outreach workers, crisis counselors, or … Read More

Have You and Your Family Been Affected by a Disaster?
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Parents and caregivers may not always understand and be able to identify behaviors in children and youth that are associated with adverse reactions to a disaster. This poster provides information on possible adverse reactions in children as well as where … Read More

Have You Experienced a Disaster?
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Disaster survivors are not always aware of behaviors in themselves or others that are associated with adverse reactions to a disaster. This poster assists adult disaster survivors with identifying possible disaster reactions and provides resources to turn to for help. … Read More

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