One Phone Call, Quick Relief

Although we live in a world where technology provides unlimited opportunity to readily acquire information on a variety of subjects, there are occasions when we don’t have the luxury of time to do so. We need the information and we need it now!  There may be some of us who do not have the technology or who are not adept with the technology in order to acquire critical information. Or, it may simply be that because we are emotionally involved with a situation, we may not be able to think of where to turn.

Although the following information is readily available at www.mainepublichealth.gov, we are sharing this with you in order to (a) let you know that there are numerous resources available to you and (b) to enable you to quickly access this information when needed.

For Your Reference

1-800-222-1222 (Voice) 711 (Maine Relay)
The Northern New England Poison Center is the regional poison center for Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. It is available 24/7 to provide immediate treatment advice for poisonings and answer questions about poisons and prevention.. Visit the Northern New England Poison Center  web site
1-888-568-1112 (Voice) 711 (Maine Relay)
If you are concerned about yourself or about somebody else, call the crisis hotline. This will connect you to your closest crisis center.
1-888-568-1112 (Voice) (Crisis Hotline) 711 (Maine Relay)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Visit the Maine Youth Suicide Prevention Program  for more information.
1-800-452-1999 (Voice) 711 (Maine Relay)
The State of Maine's child abuse hotline is staffed 24 hours a day.
1-800-624-8404 (Voice) 711 (Maine Relay)
The Office of Elder Services provides or arranges for services to protect incapacitated and dependent adults (age 18 and over) in danger of abuse, neglect or exploitation. Calls may be made anonymously.
1-800-871-7741 (Voice) 711 (Maine Relay)
A 24-hour statewide sexual assault crisis and support line providing confidential services free of charge. Visit http://www.mecasa.org 

See Wabanaki Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault for phone and contact information specific to programs offered by the Wabanaki Tribes of Maine.
1-866-834-4357
Statewide Domestic Violence Helpline. Visit www.mcedv.org  - Information, crisis counseling, emotional support and advocacy.

See Tribal Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault for phone and contact information specific to programs offered by several tribes of Maine.
1-800-737-6237
During business hours, your call will be taken by a member of Alcoholics Anonymous who knows exactly what you are going through and can give you all the information you need. At night, we have a well qualified answering service, who can give meeting information, or put you in touch with an recovering alcoholic, in your area, who will speak with you about your problem.
1-800-498-1844
Staffed by volunteers answering phones, providing literature, and keeping meeting information. Visit www.maineafg.org 
1-800-974-0062
Call their helpline and talk to a recovering addict. Visit www.namaine.org 
Southern Maine - 1-800-611-1588 Northern Maine - 1-800-611-1779
Helping women affected by substance abuse - their own or others. Visit www.maine.gov/dhhs/osa/help/women.htm
 
1-800-452-6457
Maine Drug Enforcement Agency (MDEA) Drug Tip Hotline. Provide drug tip information to the MDEA.
In Maine: Dial 211 - Out of state call (877)463-6207
One number - thousands of services. 2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember number that connects people who want to give help or get help with a full range of health and human services in their community. Visit http://www.211maine.org 
1-877-kids-now (Toll free) 1-877-543-7669
Maine has a health insurance program for infants, children and teens.