Need urgent help?

Medical Emergency / Suicidal or Homicidal Intention

If you are having a medical emergency or are concerned you will harm or kill yourself or someone else, please 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.).

You can 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).

You can call Community Health & Counseling Service’s Crisis Response Line at 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.

The national Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (988) and Crisis Text Line (text START to 741-741) are great options that many others have found helpful.

Crisis Hotline for trans people of all ages Trans Lifeline provides a peer support hotline and microgrants for trans people in need. You can call their hotline at 877-565-8860.

Crisis intervention and suicide prevention online chat, text and telephone support Trevor Project Lifeline for LGBTQ+ individuals under 25 years old. You can call 1-866-488-7386 for 24/7 help.

The Steve Fund – Text STEVE to 741741
The Steve Fund has created ​a keyword, STEVE, that young people of color can text to 741741 to connect with a trained crisis counselor 24/7.

Emotional Distress

Students may call the Counseling Center (207) 581-1392 Monday through Friday any time 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 – 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.