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Below are a few resources that can help in times of crisis. Please contact them. Do not wait! Life is to important and the families lives are to important. Suicide is avoidable and preventable and should never be considered “a way out”. It only hurts and burdens the families beyond this tragic and avoidable event.
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Maine Warm Line – Sweetster, Inc.
Statewide: (207) 772-9276
Statewide clinical crisis number:
(866) 771-WARM (9276)
The Warm Line is a toll free number from anywhere in Maine. If you are in a crisis situation please contact the statewide crisis number shown above.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Maine Crisis Center: 1-888-568-1112
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline has many branches in the U.S. If you are in Maine, you can call the Maine regional office for crisis and non-crisis support.
Are you a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one?
Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
CALL: 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1
SUPPORT for deaf and hard of hearing 1-800-799-4889
Maine Poison Control
TEXT: POISON to 85511
The NNEPC poison help line is available 24/7 by phone,
chat and text to provide treatment advice for poisonings
or to answer poison-related questions.
Substance Abuse and Suicide Risks Guide
A Guide to Understanding the Connection and Reducing Risk
Alcohol and drug abuse are among the leading risk factors for suicide. People with substance use disorders may experience hopelessness and suicidal thoughts, but treatment for addiction has helped people find purpose and happiness in life.
Mental Health Support
The Recovery Village provides valuable information on mental health support, co-occurring disorders and treatment.
Drug Dangers was developed to help educate the public and lend a hand to people who have been affected by defective drugs and medical devices. Our goal at Drug Dangers is to help keep the public educated and informed of defective medical devices and dangerous medications that are currently available on the market today. Pharmaceutical companies are trusted to put safe products on the shelves, yet thousands of people lose their lives each year due to prescription medications with adverse side effects.
Tracking Substance Usage During Coronavirus
The Recovery Village® recently surveyed American adults (ages 18 and older) about their past-month use of drugs and alcohol to better understand how the COVID-19 pandemic is currently affecting substance use and mental health. The results indicate that many people could be turning to drugs and alcohol as a way to cope with the impact of the coronavirus.
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FOR LOVED ONES
Watching a friend or loved one struggle with substance misuse and addiction can be an emotionally painful experience. You may try everything in your power to help a family member with drug addiction, but it often feels as if it isn’t enough.
Supporting someone you love through the recovery process is a difficult journey. Family members who are unequipped to deal with an addicted person often unknowingly act in counterproductive and enabling ways. Learning more about addiction and taking care of your own mental health is crucial to being an active ally for your loved one’s treatment.
Fortunately, many resources are available to help family members and other loved ones of someone with a drug addiction. Support groups, reading material and therapy sessions can give families a better understanding of addiction, how to provide support and how to ensure their own mental health remains a priority.
IS GAINED TROUGH STRUGGLE
annual ride for suicide prevention
What we have done
PAIN TO POWER of Maine’s annual “Ride For Suicide” fundraising event helps those affected by a loved one’s suicide and also helps to bring awareness to our communities. Suicide is the third-leading cause of death for 15- to 24-year-olds, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), after accidents and homicide. It’s also thought that at least 25 attempts are made for every completed teen suicide.
Our “RIDE FOR SUICIDE” program has donated thousands of dollars to help families of suicide victims. We have been there ourselves and know first-hand the emotional, mental and physical toll this tragic event can have on family members lives. In a way, providing this program is as therapeutic for us as it is for the families that we have helped. It also helps to us promote suicide awareness in our communities.
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