Maine Suicide Rates and Facts

Suicide is the 9th leading cause of death for Mainers.

MAINE SUICIDE PREVENTION

An important goal of the federal government’s National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (Goal 7), as well as Maine’s Suicide Prevention Strategic Plan 2012-2017, is to ensure community and clinical health care providers are trained in evidence-based suicide-specific assessments, management and delivery of effective clinical care. A primary objective in Maine’s Strategic Plan is to “increase the number of professional organizations that develop, implement and promote effective clinical and professional practices for suicide prevention in Maine.”

Suicide Rates in Maine

The state of Maine is ranked the 11th in the nation for its suicide rate. Throughout the state of Maine, suicide is the:

  • 2nd leading cause of death for ages 10-34
  • 4th leading cause of death for ages 35-44
  • Overall, suicide is the 9th leading cause of death in Maine.

THE CAMS SUICIDE PREVENTION ASSESSMENT, INTERVENTION & TREATMENT IS BACKED BY 30 YEARS OF ON-GOING CLINICAL RESEARCH

HOW CAMS-CARE ADDRESSES THE STATE OF MAINE’S MENTAL HEALTH

The CAMS Framework has been proven through multiple randomized clinical trials to be the best assessment, intervention and treatment to reduce suicide ideation. Mental health professionals have reported that the CAMS Framework has given them a way to confidently treat suicidal patients effectively in only 6-8 sessions. And, more importantly, patients have reported that they like using the CAMS Framework. It is recommended by such groups as the Zero Suicide Initiative, the Center for Disease Control (CDC), and the Sentinel Event Alert by the Joint Commission.

While it is important that communities learn how to identify the signs of suicide risk, it is crucial to have a network of healthcare providers in place and trained in evidence-base suicide-specific treatment to whom people identified as suicidal may be immediately referred.

Maine’s Suicide Prevention Strategy promotes “training and education in effective suicide prevention strategies are essential for professionals in direct contact with individuals who may be at risk.” The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention has found that “suicide prevention is most effective when direct service staff is trained and suicide prevention knowledge is integrated into organizations and agencies across the spectrum from service agencies, health care providers, first responders to employers.”

CAMS-care offers several training options to meet various learning styles and budgets, as well as the challenges of remote rural communities. The CAMS treatment is available via online training, in-person role-play training, consultation calls, ZOOM training, and more.

MAINE CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Below are the current requirements from this state for CE credits.

Maine Social Workers Are Required to Take Up to 25 CE Hours Every Two Years

Counselors Need 55 CE Hours Every 2 Years in Maine

Psychologists in Maine Need 40 CE Hours Every Two Years

 

FOR CAMS ONLINE COURSE / CES FOR ORGANIZATIONS, GO HERE

 

CAMS-CARE PRODUCTS

CAMS-care offers training courses and materials for individuals and organizations. Our products allow professionals to earn CEs to meet your state’s CE requirements:

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The CAMS proven framework is introduced in Dr. Jobes book, “Managing Suicidal Risk: A Collaborative Approach“. The current edition includes evidence data from a decdates worth of extensive research and has a greater emphasis on how to implement CAMS in clinical settings. You may earn 6 CEs after reading the book and passing the CE test.

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CAMS-care offers engaging video training opportunities that gives professionals to earn 1 – 3 CEs. We’ve offer training in addressing malpractice and ethical liability when working with suicidal patients, tips suggestions for working with difficult patients, and treating suicide risk with children and adolescents.

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We also provide online and on-site Role-Play Training, Consultation Calls, and host Education Days for more hands-on approaches to the CAMS framework.