The StrengthenME phoneline and website is live and offers free stress management and resiliency resources to anyone in Maine experiencing stress reactions to the COVID-19 Pandemic. 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.
 

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.
  • Compassion Fatigue and the Behavioral Health Workforce Curriculum Infusion Package – This 5-part Curriculum Infusion Package (CIP) on Compassion Fatigue and the Behavioral Health Workforce was developed in 2020 by the Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center (PSATTC). Part 1 provides a brief overview of the behavioral health workforce and associated shortages, and introduces the demands on the workforce. Part 2 focuses on compassion fatigue and secondary traumatic stress. Part 3 provides a brief overview of how organizations can help individuals avoid experiencing burnout. Part 4 focuses on actions that behavioral health professionals can take to prevent compassion fatigue. And Part 5 focuses on self-care as an ethical duty in order to manage compassion fatigue.
  • 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

 

CredibleMind

 

US CDC

 

American Association on Health and Disability

 

Psychosocial Centre – International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

 

Mental Health First Aid

 

The Partnership Center