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

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 September 14, 2020



NAMI Maine and Maine CDC
Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention Conference
Thursday, October 1, 2020
Information & Registration

AMA Designation Statement: The Maine Medical Education Trust designates this live internet activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.   Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 
Joint Providership Statement: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Maine Medical Education Trust and NAMI Maine. The Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Training Opportunities

Suicide Prevention & Management Training for Healthcare Professionals

Trainings are available through a collaboration with the Maine Suicide Prevention Program, NAMI Maine and the Maine Medical Association.   A list of current NAMI Maine trainings offered can be found here.  Topics include but are not limited to Suicide Prevention and Suicide Assessment and Management. For more information, contact NAMI Maine Suicide Prevention Coordinator Gretchen Swain at or at (800) 464-5767 x2318.

The Maine Suicide Prevention Program, administered by NAMI Maine, offers suicide prevention, assessment and management trainings.  

- 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

The MMA works closely with NAMI Maine to provide educational opportunities for Maine physicians and other clinical providers.  If you have needs not identified in the list above, please contact NAMI Maine Suicide Prevention Coordinator Gretchen Swain at or (800) 464-5767 x2318 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.  Modules include:

- Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS)
- Depressive Disorders in Children and Adolescents
- Counseling on Access to Lethal Means (CALM)
- Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS)
- Safety Planning Intervention for Suicide Prevention
- Suicide Risk Factors, Screening and Assessment