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  

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

Updated May 2024



Training Opportunities
Spring 2024 
NAMI Maine trainings flyer 

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

To schedule a training or to discuss a customized training program, contact NAMI Maine Suicide Prevention Coordinator Julianne McLaughlin at                        (800) 464-5767 x2318. 

NAMI Maine presentations
(in-person or online):
- Suicide Prevention and Management in Healthcare Practice Settings: A Comprehensive Evidence-Based Approach
- Suicide Prevention Lunch and Learn for Health Care Settings
- Death with Dignity: Supporting Patient Needs at the End of Life

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