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

Newsletter Summer Edition 2020
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The newsletter features resources on Psychological First Aid for Schools, Volunteer Insights, the StrengthenME Program, update on MaineResponds Volunteers, COVID-19 resources and more. Learn more.

COVID-19 Webinars/Online Courses
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Webinars for first responders and mental health professionals including telehealth, stress management, supporting students and more. View the courses.

COVID-19 Information
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COVID-19 resources and recorded webinars for behavioral health professionals including, Responding to COVID-19: highlights products and resources that can be useful when coping with the effects of widespread public health crises. View the information.

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

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

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