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Emotional Well-Being

Balancing work demands and self-care has been challenging for many. Below are resources to support your overall emotional well-being.

Reach Out for Help

Consult with a qualified health care provider for diagnosis, treatment or medical advice. If you or a loved one feels overwhelmed with sadness, depression or anxiety, or if you have thoughts about harming yourself or others call 911. Other resources:

  • The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Disaster Distress Helpline: free, 24/7 support by calling 800-985-5990 or text "TalkWithUs" to 66746
  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255
  • Text Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) at 741741 to talk to a Crisis Text Line counselor
  • 24/7 Statewide Crisis Line 888-568-1112
  • 24/7 Peer Support Warm line 866-771-9276
  • 24/7 Suicide Hotline 800-273-TALK (800-273-8255)
  • Maine Statewide Domestic Violence Helpline 866-83-4HELP (866-843-4357)
  • Teen Text Support Line 207-515-8398 (TEXT)
  • 211 and
  • Free, confidential Frontline Warmline for health care workers and first responders: support 8am-8pm 7 days a week call 207-221-8196.

Register for the free NAMI Maine Virtual Adult or Youth Mental Health First Aid Course

Mental Health First Aid is a national best-practice, evidenced-based certification course that is 8 hours in length and leads to a 3 year certification issued by the National Council on Behavioral Health. Virtual Mental Health First Aid leads to the same certification. However, the training consists of 2 hours of self-guided pre-coursework, completed online, followed by a 5-6 hour Zoom group training. Pre-coursework and Zoom link will be emailed to participants prior to training. Visit the NAMI Maine webpage to view upcoming training dates.