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.High Risk signs and symptoms: Active suicidal ideation with plan and intent Persistent depression Bouts of aggression Frequent panic attacks. Who to call next: Between 8:00 am - 4:30 pm: Call Counseling Center 207.581.1392 for Urgent Care appointment If in immediate danger, call UMPD 207.581.4040. After hours: Call UMPD 207.581.4040. Next steps: Counseling Center staff will conduct assessment to determine safety UMPD will conduct health & safety check. Moderate Risk signs and symptoms: Suicidal ideation without plan or intent. Frequent crying Persistent avoidance. Who to call: Call Counseling Center 207.581.1392 to make an appointment. Call Crisis Hotline for support. Next steps: Counseling Center staff will conduct assessment to determine safety Hotline will assist in safety maintenance. Low Risk signs and symptoms: No or passive suicidal ideation Trouble concentrating Irritable Change in appetite/sleep. Who to call: Call Counseling Center 207.581.1392 Consider grounding and coping strategies. Next Steps: Continue using coping skills. Emergency contact numbers: UMPD: 207-581-4040 or 911 Counseling Center: 207-581-1392 Maine Crisis Line: 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:

Trevor Project Lifeline (LGBTQ+ individuals under 25 years old)  1-866-488-7386

Emotional Distress

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.