NAMI Maine has provided the Crisis Intervention Team training for the entire state of Maine since 2002. As we train law enforcement to better respond to people experiencing a mental health crisis, NAMI Maine found it critical that we also support the mental health of police officers.
The decision to see a counselor can be difficult; the journey to find one that understands the unique challenges of being a police officer is often overwhelming. The Officer Wellness Advisory Council of NAMI Maine determined it was critical that police officers could access a list of screened and trained therapists without ever having to ask for suggestions. To meet this need, a group of therapist across the state were screened and trained in the basics of law enforcement culture.
NAMI Maine is not recommending or endorsing any specific counselor, this list is provided so that officers’ may choose to see a professional that has a basic understanding of the demands of their job.