Support system made available to teachers during pandemic

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A support service for front-line workers during the coronavirus pandemic is being expanded to help teachers and school staff in Maine. The state’s FrontLine WarmLine is staffed by volunteer professionals who can help with anxiety and grief, and can connect people with additional support.  Kelli Deveaux, spokesperson for the Maine Department of Education, said it’s important for teachers to take care of themselves during what she calls a scary, chaotic time. The service is staffed by volunteer professionals including licensed psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical counselors, social workers and nurse practitioners.
The staff has been expanded to include retired teachers and educators.