Need urgent help?
If you or someone you know is having a Medical Emergency / Suicidal or Homicidal Intention:
- Call 911.
- On campus you can also call 207-581-4040 and UMaine PD will direct you to the available resources (e.g. local hospital, crisis phone line, etc.)
The closest Emergency Departments are:
- Eastern Maine Medical Center Emergency Room at Eastern Maine Medical Center (489 State St., Bangor)
- Emergency Room at St. Joseph’s Hospital (360 Broadway, Bangor).
To speak with a local crisis line:
- Community Health & Counseling Service’s Crisis Response Line at 1-888-568-1112.
- Note that this number is always staffed if for some reason you do not want to call the Counseling Center or Campus Police.
To speak with someone on a National Crisis Lines:
- Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (988)
- Crisis Text Line (text START to 741-741)
- Trans Lifeline 877-565-8860.
Trevor Project Lifeline (LGBTQ+ individuals under 25 years old) 1-866-488-7386
Students may call the Counseling Center (207) 581-1392 Monday through Friday any time 8:00 am and 4:00 pm if they feel they have an urgent (non life-threatening) problem.
If you are in acute, significant distress, we will schedule you with the first available clinical staff member. Students who are in an emergency situation will not be turned away and usually can be seen quickly.
Students who experience psychological distress but are not in a psychological emergence could contact the Intentional Warm Line 1-866-771-9276. The line is for the State of Maine and is available 24/7.
Exploring Calming Techniques
If you are not in immediate danger and want to attempt to lower your level of distress independently, check out the tabs on our “For students” page, our stress reduction MP3s, or the “Tips from our Counselors” videos.