Crisis Services

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline offers 24/7 access to trained crisis counselors who can help people experiencing mental health-related distress such as thoughts of suicide, mental health, or substance use crisis, or any other kind of emotional distress. Call or text 988 or chat at for yourself or a loved one who may need crisis support. 

Crisis Residential Services are individualized therapeutic interventions provided during a psychiatric emergency. Services are provided for a time-limited, post-crisis period in order to stabilize the member’s condition.   

Crisis Prevention and Intervention Services (CPIS) for Disabled Adults staff are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to assist individuals and providers with stabilization and support through a crisis.  These services are available to adults ages 18 and older who have been found eligible for Developmental Disability Services or are living in a Brain Injury waiver home. Call the Toll-Free Crisis Hotline at 1-888-568-1112 and ask for a developmental disability services crisis worker. 

Proactive Crisis Planning with the Maine Crisis Line is available for case managers, families, youth, Behavioral Health Home teams, and Department of Corrections to proactively coordinate crisis/safety action plans for youth.  

Crisis Support Numbers

If you have a medical emergency call 9-1-1. 

For local community information about resources to help families and individuals meet their needs contact 211 Maine, a free and confidential helpline: