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There will likely be times when we all find ourselves experiencing a crisis situation. For example; you might have experienced the loss of a loved one, homelessness, survived an assault, natural disaster, or you are feeling despair, hopeless, helpless, out-of-control, or fearful of what you might do.
If you are unsafe, please reach out for immediate help. Call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.
If you find yourself having troubling thoughts at times, but are not at risk of taking steps to end your life, please consider reaching out to a counselor or contacting one of these talk or text lines for support:
- Maine Crisis Line | 1.888.568.1112
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline | 1.800.273.TALK (8255)
- Crisis Text Line | Text “HOME” to 741.741
- Veterans Crisis Line | 1.800.273.8255 (Press 1) | Text 838255
- Trevor Lifeline for LGBTQ+ Youth | 1.866.488.7386 | www.thetrevorproject.org (text and chat info)
Worried about a friend or family member?
If you find yourself concerned that a friend or family member may be thinking about suicide, please don’t ignore that concern.
If you feel your loved one may be in imminent danger, act now! Please call 911 or take them to the nearest emergency room and don’t leave them alone under any circumstance.
If your concern is not imminent, please visit this website to read about how to best help. You may also contact any of the crisis lines listed above.
Threat or danger to others?
If you are concerned that you or a loved one may cause physical harm to or hurt others, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.
If your concern is not imminent, please reach out to one of the crisis hotlines listed above or talk to a counselor to seek help.
Non-Urgent Crisis Resources
If you don’t see what you are looking for in the resources listed on this page please contact EMCC’s campus counselor at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207.974.4858. Help is available for all EMCC Students.
Listed below are some other non-urgent crisis resources:
|Child or Elder Abuse||https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/ocfs/cw/reporting_abuse.shtml|
|Domestic Abuse and Violence||https://www.mcedv.org/get-help/|
|Natural Disaster or Fire||https://www.maine.gov/mema/response-recovery/disaster-recovery/resources|
|Veteran Mental Health||https://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/MENTALHEALTH/get-help/index.asp#:~:text=The%20Veterans%20Crisis%20Line%20connects,Press%201%2C%2024%2F7|