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Medical Emergency / Suicidal Intention

If you are having a medical emergency or are concerned you will harm or kill yourself call 911.  On campus you can also call 207-581-4040.   The UMaine Police will direct you to the appropriate resources.

You may also go directly to Eastern Maine Medical Center Emergency Room at Eastern Maine Medical Center (489 State St., Bangor) or the Emergency Room at St. Joseph’s Hospital (360 Broadway, Bangor).

Emotional Distress

Students may present at the Counseling Center any time between 1-4pm be seen if they feel they have an urgent problem.  If those times are inconvenient, students can call (207) 581-1392 or come into the Center and we will schedule the first available time to meet with students who are in acute, significant distress.    Students who are in an emergency situation will not be turned away and usually can be seen quickly.   During the fall and spring semesters our hours are M – F, 8am-4:30pm.  During the summer, staff may not be available between 12-1; the office is otherwise open M-F, 8am-4:30pm.

After hours during the fall & spring semesters, students who require urgent attention may call UMaine Police at 207-581-4040 and ask to speak to a counselor.   UMaine Police may direct the student to resources other than the Counseling Center depending on the nature of the emergency.  During the summer, Counseling Center staff may not be available after hours.  At such times the UMaine Police will direct students to appropriate resources.

Students may also call 1-888-568-1112 (Community Health & Counseling Service’s Crisis Response Line).  Note that this number is always staffed if for some reason you do not want to call the Counseling Center or Campus Police.

Calming Techniques

If you are not in immediate danger and want to attempt to lower your level of distress try some of the techniques below or check out our stress reduction MP3s.  If these don’t help, call during our daytime hours (8-5) and set up and appointment at the Counseling Center.  If your distress is high, please tell that to the receptionist so we can schedule appointments as soon as possible.  In some cases this can be the same day.

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Contact Information

The Counseling Center
5721 Cutler Health Center
Orono, Maine 04469
Phone: (207) 581-1392 | Fax: (207) 581-4975
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System