Paramedic Travis Kessel is photographed outside his station house after working a shift amid the coronavirus pandemic in the Bronx borough of New York in this April 6, 2020, file photo. Credit: John Minchillo | AP

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Maine has launched a toll-free telephone support service, or “warmline,” to help frontline workers manage the emotional challenges of responding to the coronavirus outbreak.

The so-called FrontLine WarmLine is available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week for doctors, nurses, emergency responders, law enforcement and others who are directly responding to the pandemic.

It is staffed by volunteers and is a joint effort of state agencies and mental health organizations. You can call the warmline at 207-221-8196 or 866-367-4440.