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When and where to seek help in Maine for mental health support


Serious mental illness is not always easy to recognize

Sometimes when a person is acting troubled, it’s hard to tell if the person is just going through a rough time, if this is the onset of mental illness, or if this is a crisis requiring a call to the Maine Mental Health Crisis Hotline at 1-888-568-1112. Learn more about the signs of mental illness here »

Are you feeling scared or threatened?

Call 911! Sometimes people we care about with mental illness act in ways that make us feel unsafe. It’s important to remember that YOUR SAFETY and the safety of others in your home should be your first priority. Learn more about what to do if you’re scared or threatened and need crisis help in Maine here »

A safety plan can help guide you through difficult times and keep you and your loved one safe.

A safety plan should be made with your loved one, if possible. It’s important for him or her to be involved in helping keep everyone safe. Sometimes it’s very helpful just to ask, “What’s the best thing I can do to help when you’re feeling distraught?” Learn more about creating a safety plan here »

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"The feeling of hopefulness sometimes comes from someone helping us. Think back to a time when you had lost hope. Many times we regained our optimism because someone gave us a helping hand. "
- Catherine Pulsifer


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