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Maine resources for families and others who support a loved one struggling with a mental illness


If you or your loved one’s in a crisis and need help NOW, call any of these numbers:

  • Maine Mental Health Crisis Hotline, 1-888-568-1112
  • Suicide Prevention Hotline, 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • 911 (local Maine emergency services)

This directory is intended to be a starting point for you and your loved one to explore the many options and services available in Maine. (This is NOT a comprehensive list.)

We hope you find resources that truly make a difference on your loved one’s journey to recovery.

Please note that Family Hope Maine does not endorse or recommend any particular resource on this site.


Balanced Mind Foundation Support Groups

GEAR Parent Network

NAMI Maine Support Groups


The Balanced Mind Foundation

Lotsa Helping Hands

Maine Kids-Kin

Maine Parent Federation

Mother Bear Can

National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health

Psych Central – 15 Ways to Support a Loved One with a serious mental illness

Southern Maine Parent Awareness

Starting Points for ME


Resources to help you find general information about mental illness as well as information for specific disorders:

101 Leading Sites on Bipolar Disorder & Depression

American Association of Suicidology

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Brain and Behavior Foundation

Brain Injury Information Network

Bring Change to Mind

Myths about Mental Illness

Maine Suicide Prevention Program

Mayo Clinic
To inspire hope and contribute to health and well-being by providing the best care to every patient through integrated clinical practice, education and research.

Medicine Net
An online healthcare media publishing company. It provides easy-to-read, in-depth, authoritative medical information for consumers via its robust, user-friendly, interactive website.

Medline Plus
MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health’s Web site for patients and their families and friends.

Mental Health America
Addresses the full spectrum of mental and substance use conditions and their effects nationwide, works to inform, advocate and enable access to quality behavioral health services for all Americans.

Mental Health Today

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raise awareness and build a community for hope for all of those in need.

National Institute of Mental Health

Prevent Mental Illness.org

Psychiatry Online
Psychiatry Online is a powerful web-based portal that features DSM-IV-TR®—the most widely used psychiatric reference in the world—and The American Journal of Psychiatry as the cornerstones of an unsurpassed collection of psychiatric references from American Psychiatric Publishing,

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Maine Suicide Hotline

Suicide Prevention Resource Center


Common mental health insurance providers in Maine


Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

1-877-626-1684 (CarePartners does not have a website. You must call for more information.)
Care Partners is a large group of doctors, hospitals and other health care providers who have volunteered to provide many health care services you may need. To receive these services, you must live in the Augusta, Belfast, Damariscotta, Portland and Waterville areas.


Harvard Pilgrim

MaineCare is the name of Maine’s Medicaid Program. Medicaid is a federal and state funded program that pays the medical expenses of people who are unable to pay some or all of their own medical expenses.

1-877-TRICARE (1-877-874-2273)
North Region TRICARE® is the health care program serving Uniformed Service members, retirees and their families worldwide.


Katie Beckett Option
Katie Beckett is a MaineCare option for children with serious health conditions. It is one of the many ways your child can get MaineCare.


To find a provider for yourself who accepts your type of insurance, or to find a provider for yourself when you don’t have insurance, see How Do I Find Maine Mental Health Providers…



Tell us about Maine mental health organizations that work for you!

We’re always looking for other Maine resources that can help a loved one with mental illness. If you know of a resource that’s not on this list, please contact us with the information.

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- KP


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