Resources, Support & Consultation

with NAMI Maine
NAMI Maine Graphic

The Maine Suicide Prevention Program

If you have lost someone close to you by suicide or you are part of a school or an organization where a loss has happened, it is a shocking and painful experience. NAMI Maine provides support and resources to assist people and organizations address the immediate needs of those impacted by the loss. We will also help connect you to the ongoing support and assistance needed.

Response and support after a suicide or other traumatic death involves planned activities with people affected by a recent death, in an effort to stabilize their environment, reduce the risk of negative behaviors (most notably the risk of contagion), and to ease the pain and difficulty of grief and the process of mourning.

While these interventions or activities are provided following a death, planning and preparing for these responses and support activities need to take place well in advance of a death. We do this by properly training all those who may be involved following a suicide or other traumatic death. This includes professionals such first responders, health facility workers, funeral directors, school personnel, organizational managers, faith leaders, and clinicians, as well as family, friends, volunteers, and the community.

White Graphic - NAMI Maine
After Suicide Loss - Support - Maine
Personally Impacted by a Suicide

The information in this section is meant to help as you deal with the shock and the painful grief that comes with a death by suicide. Please know that you are not alone.

Maine experiences more than 250 suicide deaths per year, leaving several thousand people struggling with the deep grief of a suicide loss. We are sorry for your loss. Contact NAMI Maine for additional resources and support at 207-622-5767.  We can assist you with resources for yourself and your family and help connect you to further support in your region. The information below is provided to help you understand suicide grief and to connect you with other resources as you travel the grief journey.

Suicide Loss Survivors
NAMI - Blue Seperator

If You Are In Crisis...

If you are in crisis and in need of support, please contact:
Maine Crisis Hotline: 1-888-568-1112
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

White Graphic - NAMI Maine

For additional supports and resources, please contact Suicide Prevention Coordinator at or (800) 464-5767 x 2318.