Suicide Prevention

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The Maine Suicide Prevention Program

Established in 1998, The Maine Suicide Prevention Program (MSPP) is coordinated by the Injury Prevention Program at Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC) within Maine’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The training and technical assistance aspects of the program are implemented by NAMI Maine and, for healthcare professionals, in partnership with the Maine Medical Association. The MSPP includes education and guidance pertaining to suicide prevention and intervention as well as response and support after a loss.

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Program Goals



awareness and skills supporting suicide prevention


access to appropriate prevention and intervention services


reduce the amount of suicidal behavior in Maine

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If You Are In Crisis...

If you need of immediate support, please contact the Nation’s Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988 or visit 988/

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What We Can Do Together

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Awareness & Support
NAMI Maine, working in partnership with the Maine Suicide Prevention Program provides a range of training and technical assistance to support Maine citizens and community organizations supporting suicide prevention. We work under the foundational belief that suicide is often preventable and that suicide prevention is up to the caring concern and efforts of us ALL.

- Suicide Prevention = Awareness Sessions
- Suicide Prevention = Gatekeeper Training
- Support & Resources
Following Suicide Loss or Attempt
In Schools
- School Protocol & Curriculum Development
- Collaborative Safety Planning in a
School Environment
- Advanced Gatekeeper, Lifelines, &
TOT Trainings
- Suicide Loss Resources for Schools
Clinicians & Providers
- Information on Suicide Risk Assessment
- Prevention in a Primary Care Setting
- Collaborative Safety Planning in a
Healthcare Setting
- Suicide Loss Resources for Healthcare Organizations
After a Loss
- Resources for Survivors of Suicide Loss
- Ways to support others experiencing a loss
- Dealing with suicide loss in schools
- Resources for suicide loss in the workplace
- Resources for clinicians and other providers
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For information about trainings or resources, contact Suicide Prevention Coordinator at or by phone at (800) 464-5767 x 2318.

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