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

Conference: 2013 Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention — Taking Science into Practice

Thursday, Mar 21, 2013
DoubleTree by Hilton, South Portland Workshop/Presentation: B5: Community Crisis Intervention — Evaluating and Maintaining Safety — Accessing Crisis Supports
PANELISTS: Steve Addario, Amy Brook, Jen Goodwin, Kirk Little, Michael Mitchell, Leslie Mulhearn and Ashley Pesek

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 Maine Crisis Network shared information about ways to identify and support people at risk for suicide or self-harming behavior. They shared tools for responding to people in crisis and ways to reach a safe disposition. This provided an opportunity for attendees to meet, ask questions and dialogue with Crisis Directors and Staff from across the state and learn what to expect when interfacing with Crisis Services. These services are provided in any safe community environment.