Maine DHHS launches new service to help front line workers handle emotional toll of outbreak

Maine’s Department of Health and Human Services is launching a phone line to help Mainers who are working on the front lines of the coronavirus outbreak.”FrontLine WarmLine” was activated on Tuesday. The service is staffed by volunteer professionals from across the state.The phone line is open to health care workers, first responders and others who are directly exposed to people who have COVID-19. “Maine’s health care professionals and first responders have worked tirelessly to protect Maine people in response to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said DHHS Commissioner Jeanne Lambrew. “We recognize that this work takes an emotional toll so we’re proud to support the FrontLine WarmLine as a resource offered by behavioral health peers who know how to help.”The phone line will be staffed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day by calling 207-221-8196 or 866-367-4440. The service will eventually include a text option, officials said.

Maine’s Department of Health and Human Services is launching a phone line to help Mainers who are working on the front lines of the coronavirus outbreak.

“FrontLine WarmLine” was activated on Tuesday. The service is staffed by volunteer professionals from across the state.

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The phone line is open to health care workers, first responders and others who are directly exposed to people who have COVID-19.

“Maine’s health care professionals and first responders have worked tirelessly to protect Maine people in response to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said DHHS Commissioner Jeanne Lambrew. “We recognize that this work takes an emotional toll so we’re proud to support the FrontLine WarmLine as a resource offered by behavioral health peers who know how to help.”

The phone line will be staffed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day by calling 207-221-8196 or 866-367-4440. The service will eventually include a text option, officials said.