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

We’re Hiring an Emergency Preparedness – Exercise and Training Coordinator
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AdCare Educational Institute of Maine, Inc. is seeking to hire a highly-motivated and experienced Exercise and Training Coordinator in Augusta, ME. This full-time, salaried, position will work on our contract for the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), … Read More

Provider Wellbeing During a Public Health Crisis
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Sponsored by the Northeast and Caribbean MHTTC, this webinar explores the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health and substance use treatment practitioners. It presents tools to assess distress and wellness, signs of distress and burnout, and strategies to … Read More

Healthcare Professionals: Coping With Stress & Compassion Fatigue
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This tip sheet details the signs and symptoms of disaster-related distress and compassion fatigue and offers self-care and stress management tips for responders. The tip sheet also includes step-by-step instructions for muscle relaxation and a relaxation breathing technique. Learn more.

Online Webinar – Taking Care of the Compassionate Care Team: Conversations about Moral Resilience and Moral Distress
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The experience of caring for patients and families during COVID-19 is bringing forward new moral and ethical challenges for primary care teams. Watch now.

Newsletter Summer Edition 2020 – Maine Disaster Behavioral Health
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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, volunteer 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.

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