MRBN Network meetings are open to anyone interested in attending.


February 3, 2022
The Maine Resilience Building Network's February Network meeting focused on suicide and overdose data and prevention strategies in Maine. Sheila Nelson, Maine CDC Adolescent Health and Injury Prevention program manager, offered a two-part, in-depth presentation that included tools and resources. 


  • Welcome
  • Networking
  • Professional Development

Presenter: Sheila Nelson, MPH, MSW
Program Manager, Maine CDC Adolescent Health and Injury Prevention

Part 1 – Putting it together: Taking an upstream approach to suicide and overdose prevention

  1. Engage with data on the populations most impacted by suicide and overdose in Maine
  2. Describe the shared risk and protective factors that influence the prevention of suicide and overdose
  3. Identify primary prevention strategies to build community resilience and reduce suicide and overdose risk

Part 2 – Tools you can use: Supporting community suicide prevention


  1. Review the goals of the Maine State Suicide Prevention Plan 2020-2025
  2. Explore the resources included in the Statewide Suicide Prevention Toolkit
  3. Identify next steps for community suicide prevention action planning
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