CCSME has been instrumental in developing and delivering the annual MSPP Beyond the Basics Conference for NAMI Maine. From 2011 through 2014, CCSME collaborated with NAMI Maine and the Maine Primary Care Association to deliver the spectrum of training programs offered by MSPP. The program goals are to increase public awareness about suicide prevention, reduce suicide behavior among Maine residents, and improve access to approporiate prevention and intervention services.
The MSPP recommends a comprehensive approach. Multiple program strategies reach the general public and people who are at risk. Community and school-based program components will be conducted in coordination with existing prevention efforts.
The program is housed at the NAMI Maine office in Augusta and is led by the Maine CDC in the Department of Health and Human Services with partners from the Departments of Education, Public Safety, Corrections and Labor.