The holidays are a special time, but can also be a very difficult time for many. Even more so with all that 2020 has brought us.

This information may be helpful for yourself or someone you know.

The COVID pandemic has forced us to socially isolate. The social and emotional isolation connects our physical and mental health.

  • Call or text the 24/7 Maine Crisis Hotline at 1-888-568-1112 if you are concerned about yours or someone’s safety and need immediate help. A trained crisis counselor will find the help needed, close to home.
  • Any person with suicidal thoughts can contact the 24/7 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 for help and support. Chat and texting is available anonymously.
  • Refer teens 14-20 years old to the NAMI Maine Teen Text Support Line, 1-207-515-8398, where they can talk about their feelings and get support from another young person. The Support Line is available 12 pm to 10 pm.
  • Go to to find a treatment counselor close to your home or worksite, and other helpful resources.

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