Resources


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2016 • Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention

Beyond School Suicide Awareness and Prevention Training: Trained Staff…Now What?

Maine law (passed April 2013) requires all schools to have Gatekeeper trained staff and to provide all school personnel with suicide awareness and prevention training....

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2011 • Complexities of Trauma

Brain Injury and Substance Abuse

From the A1 breakout session led by Marcia Cooper, Network Coordinator, BIIN.

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2013 • Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention

Bringing Suicide Prevention into Primary Care

Primary care is well-positioned to screen for suicide risk, provide brief interventions, and triage to specialty mental health services. The focus of this session was...

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2015 • Annual Membership Meeting

Carefully Crafting Consensus on Mental Health Legislation


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2016 • Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention

Caring About Lives in Maine — Award Recipients

A list of the 2016 recipients.

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2013 • Rx Generation

Children and Psychotropic Drugs: How Good is the Evidence?

Research on psychotropic medications is essential for prescribers to use drugs properly and safely — and for regulatory authorities to approve these drugs for public...

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2013 • Rx Generation

Children and Psychotropic Drugs: How Good is the Evidence?

Research on psychotropic medications is essential for prescribers to use drugs properly and safely — and for regulatory authorities to approve these drugs for public...

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2011 • Complexities of Trauma

Children, Trauma, and the Impact of Substance Abuse

From the C2 breakout session led by Don Burke, MS Ed, and Amy Stevenson, MS Ed.

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2015 • Annual Membership Meeting

CMS Letter: New Service Delivery Opportunities for Individuals with a Substance Use Disorder


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2012 • Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention

College Mental Health/USM Cares Suicide Prevention Program: Understanding, Responding, Connecting

This workshop will review the current status of college mental health and discuss the USM Cares Suicide Prevention program at the University of Southern Maine....

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2014 • Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention

Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale — C-SSRS Admission Risk Assessment

The Psychometric Properties of the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) are used extensively across primary care, clinical practice, surveillance, research, and institutional settings. The C-SSRS...

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2014 • Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention

Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale — C-SSRS Discharge Assessment

The Psychometric Properties of the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) are used extensively across primary care, clinical practice, surveillance, research, and institutional settings. The C-SSRS...

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2014 • Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention

Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale — Screen Version

The Psychometric Properties of the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) are used extensively across primary care, clinical practice, surveillance, research, and institutional settings. The C-SSRS...

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2016 • Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention

Coming Out and Substance Abuse

For over four decades, and in spite of reports of elevated risk of suicidal behavior for LGBT individuals, little attention has been given to this...

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2012 • Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention

Community Connections: Suicide Prevention in Rural Primary Care

This breakout session will provide an overview of the WICHE Suicide Prevention in Rural Primary Care Toolkit and how elements of this toolkit have been...

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2013 • Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention

Community Crisis Intervention — Evaluating and Maintaining Safety — Accessing Crisis Supports

Maine provides direct access to crisis intervention for anyone requesting those services via a statewide network of crisis intervention teams. In this panel discussion, the...

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2015 • Annual Membership Meeting

Community Health Status Indicators (CHSI 2015)


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2015 • Annual Membership Meeting

Complex Needs, Tough Cases: Essential Elements for Responding to People with Mental Illnesses at the Pretrial Stage


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2017 • Annual Membership Meeting

Conference to discuss possible connection between opiate addiction, mental health

A brief article and video about the conference from WCSH-6. AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — People working in both the mental health and substance abuse...

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2012 • Alternatives to Medication

Conflict of Interest in Health Care

Frank Chessa discussed the recent media, regulatory and political attention to conflicts of interest among clinicians and the allegation that these influence treatment choices. He...