The StrengthenME phoneline and website offers free stress management and resiliency resources to anyone in Maine experiencing stress reactions to the COVID-19 Pandemic. New workforce trainings, workshops and group support are available free of charge, click here for more information. StrengthenME is Maine’s behavioral health and resiliency response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and is a collaboration of community organizations and aligned agencies offering free stress management, wellness and resiliency resources to anyone experiencing stress reactions to the Pandemic. View the website or call (207) 221-8198 for more information.


Results from the 2023 Disaster Behavioral Health, Responder Safety and Health Survey

Results from the 2022 Disaster Behavioral Health, Responder Safety and Health Survey

Results from the 2021 Disaster Behavioral Health, Responder Safety and Health Survey


COVID-19 and Beyond

  • Organizational and Individual Stress Management – This resource defines stress and delineates aspects of stress that negatively impact our lives, including the cycle of stress reactions, particularly at an individual and organization level to help support peers and employees in light of stressful or traumatic incidents.
  • Stress Management and the Challenge of Balance – This resource highlights the importance of establishing a maintaining a work-life balance, which was a much more complicated process for frontline healthcare workers, first responders and other essential workers in the COVID pandemic. In the aftermath of the pandemic it is vital to re-examine this balance and improve self-awareness and assessment skills of symptoms of stress. This resource offers additional tips on stress management, work-life balance and recognizing triggers of stress.


SAMHSA Disaster Technical Assistance Materials


Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network (MHTTC)

Recorded Webinars


Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network (ATTC) Resources

  • ATTC Pandemic Response Resources – SAMHSA recognizes the challenges posed by the current COVID-19 situation and is providing guidance and resources to assist individuals, providers, communities, and states across the country.
  • Telehealth Learning Series – The Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network, the Center for Excellence on Protected Health Information (CoE-PHI), the National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers, and the Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies (CASAT) at the University of Nevada – Reno (UNR) are facilitating a FREE, national online discussion and resource sharing opportunity for substance use disorder (SUD) treatment providers and peer support specialists faced with transitioning their services to the use of telephone and videoconferencing methods in response to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines


Serious Mental Illness (SMI) Adviser Resources

SMI Adviser Coronavirus Resources

  • Resources on COVID-19 and Serious Mental Illness
  • Education Activities about COVID-19
  • COVID-19 Resources

Recorded Webinars


Center of Excellence for Protected Health Information – Focus-PHI

While the CoE-PHI develops tools and resources to increase healthcare organization and provider awareness about OCR and SAMHSA COVID-19 Guidance and Resources (and what they can do to protect patient privacy while providing SUD and MH telehealth services), we suggest reviewing:

Recorded Webinars


Vulnerable Populations






American Association on Health and Disability


Mental Health First Aid


The Partnership Center