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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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WarmLine

Maine Warm Line – Sweetster, Inc.
Statewide: (207) 772-9276
Statewide clinical crisis number:
(866) 771-WARM (9276)
Hours: 24/7 
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.
Email: smetzger@sweetster.org

Prevention Lifeline

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Nationwide: 1-800-273-8255
Maine Crisis Center: 1-888-568-1112
Hours: 24/7
CHAT: Online
Non-Emergency: 207-626-3448
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.

Veterans Crisis

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
TEXT: 838255
CHAT: Online
SUPPORT for deaf and hard of hearing  1-800-799-4889

POISON CONTROL

Maine Poison Control

CALL: 1-800-222-1222,
CHAT: Online
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.

WWW: https://www.drugrehab.com/guides/suicide-risks/

Mental Health Support

The Recovery Village

CALL: 888.970.6138

CHAT: Online

The Recovery Village provides valuable information on mental health support, co-occurring disorders and treatment.

 

WWW: https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/mental-health/

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annual ride for suicide prevention

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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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