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The Help Line is a safe and confidential mental health service for peers, law enforcement, professionals, friends and family members.

 

We can help:

  • Navigate the mental health and/or criminal justice system;
  • Help you understand your rights as a peer or family member;
  • Find a service or provider - based on your need, location and income;
  • Offer resources and materials about mental health and recovery;
  • By simply listening.

 

Toll-free number: (800) 464-5767 & press "1"

Email: helpline@namimaine.org

Help Line Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

 

Although the NAMI Maine Help Line staff is dedicated to honoring your privacy by maintaining confidentiality about your disclosures when you call or visit us, there are a limited number of circumstances under which we would be required to break confidentiality:

  1. You are a danger to yourself and threaten to harm yourself;
  2. You threaten to harm or report harm to another person;
  3. You are under 18 years old and report that you are a victim of child abuse.

The Help Line is NOT a crisis line. If you believe that you or a loved one could be in crisis, please do not hesitate to call the Statewide Crisis Line at (888) 568-1112 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

 

You can also text the Crisis Text Line. Text "HELP"  to 741-741.

 

THESE NUMBERS ARE FREE, AVAILABLE 24/7 AND CONFIDENTIAL.


Cumberland County Crisis Response

 

Cumberland County Crisis Response (CCCR) is available 24/7 to any resident of Cumberland County. An individual can access crisis services by:

 

Phoning 774-HELP (4357) or 1-888-568-1112 (Voice or TDD) 24 hours a day, or

Walking in to the Crisis Center at 50 Monument Square in Portland.

 

Individuals experiencing a mental health crisis have immediate access to a team of professionals who are trained to respond to mental health crises 24 hours/day. Individuals in crisis can be seen at the location of their choice as long as the environment is safe for both the client and the mobile outreach clinician. Such locations include the client's home, emergency departments, other treatment facilities, or at the crisis center.

 

Triage through the crisis center allows quick response to mental health crises, short-term treatment to allow people to stabilize outside of a hospital setting, and facilitated access to emergency room services or hospitalization when necessary.

 

School Resources

If you or someone you know is suffering from depression and/or anxiety, SPHS has a dedicated staff of social workers. Please do not hesitate to contact:

 

Kara Tierney-Trevor (ex. 3851)

Leeta Diaz (ex3846)

Marylou Connolly (ex. 3820)

Mary Miller (ex. 3848)

 

Either click on name to email or call 207-767-3266 and enter the appropriate extension.

 

You can also talk to teachers and administrators who can help get you the help you are looking for.

Local and Maine Resources

National Alliance on Mental Health - Maine

Through support, education and advocacy NAMI Maine is dedicated to building better lives for the one in four Mainers who are affected by mental illness.

 

Opportunity Alliance

The Opportunity Alliance works with people to build better lives and stronger communities. We provide advocacy, leadership, and support to identify the goals and address the needs of individuals, families, and communities.

National Resources

Teen Line

If you have a problem or just want to talk with another teen who understands, then this is the right place for you! Call, Text, or Email. Check out “Ask TEEN LINE”, find resources in our Youth Yellow Pages, or join conversations with other teens on our message boards.