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Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training consists of 40 hours of specialized training for uniformed patrol, law, and correctional officers, as well as emergency medical service providers, emergency room staff, and other first responders. Law enforcement and corrections officers learn how to respond to calls and situations concerning persons with mental illness in crisis.


As we train law enforcement in Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) to better respond to people experiencing a mental health crisis, NAMI Maine found it critical that we also support the mental health of police officers through peer support and culturally competent providers. Visit our Officer Wellness pages for more information.

Mental Health First Aid for Law Enforcement is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to those in your life who are developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Mental Health First Aid is a national best-practice, evidenced-based certification course that is 8 hours in length and leads to a 3 year certification issued by the National Council on Behavioral Health.

For individuals living with mental health challenges.

Sharing our lived experience – our stories - is where the power and impact lies to change lives, create system change and help eliminate the stigma surrounding mental illness and suicide.

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Crisis Intervention Team Core Elements

Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Methods for Using Data to Inform Practice: A Step-by-Step Guide

NAMI Maine Help Line

1-800-464-5767 (Press 1)

Maine Crisis Line



National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Crisis Text Line

Text HOME to 741741