Suicide Prevention

Resources for Addressing a Suicide Crisis

Call 911 if lethal means are present or if the person leaves and you are concerned about risk, otherwise use the resources below:

Suicide Prevention Resources

In collaboration with the Maine Suicide Prevention Program and NAMI Maine, the Maine Medical Association offers these resources for physicians and medical practices.  The resources on this page are elements supporting a Zero Suicide framework which is a system-wide, organizational commitment to safer suicide care in health and behavioral health care systems.  Here is a link to a quick guide on Zero Suicide.

Resources for Assessment and Management of Suicide Risk in Practice

Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Resources for Patients

Support for Suicide Loss Survivors  
Suicide Prevention Lifeline

For technical assistance and guidance for dealing with a suicide loss, contact NAMI Maine at (800) 464-5767 ext 2318 or at mspp@namimaine.org

NAMI Maine's resource hub includes a regularly updated list of grief support groups in Maine.

Physician Wellness

Medical Professionals Health Program (MPHP) The MPHP supports the wellness of Maine's healthcare professionals by providing monitoring, advocacy, treatment resources, referrals, outreach and education.  The MPHP is a program of the Maine Medical Association.

Additional Resources

Last updated August 16, 2021

 

 

Training Opportunities

The Maine Suicide Prevention Program, administered by NAMI Maine, offers suicide prevention, assessment and management trainings.  The MMA works closely with NAMI Maine to provide educational opportunities for Maine physicians and other clinical providers. 

Virtual presentation by NAMI Maine: Suicide Prevention and Management in Healthcare Practice Settings: A Comprehensive Evidence-Based Approach  This 1-hour presentation will provide updated information on trends and an overview of the best-practice approach to suicide identification, assessment and management of suicide within a practice or hospital setting.

A list of current NAMI Maine trainings offered can be found here: Suicide Prevention & Management Training for Healthcare Professionals. Other trainings include:  
- Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training
- Suicide Prevention Training of the Trainers
- Suicide Prevention for Clinicians Training
- Non-Suicidal Self Injury Training
- Suicide Prevention Protocol Development Training
- Suicide Prevention Curriculum Training

Contact NAMI Maine Suicide Prevention Coordinator Amanda Bouffard at mspp@namimaine.org (800) 464-5767 x2318 for more information,  to schedule a training, and to discuss a customized training program. 

The Maine CDC and Sweetser are offering free online Suicide Prevention training modules.  Download the flyer with enrollment information here.