If you were unable to attend the listening sessions and want to provide feedback on the Rights of Recipients of Mental Health Services for Adults there are still options available to you:

You can send your comments directly to us by writing to our office or emailing us at behavioralhealthrightsobh@maine.gov. This site will be updated with information on future stakeholder engagement opportunities as they become available.

Get Help

The Maine Department of Health and Human Services encourages anyone affected by the violence in Lewiston to reach out and connect with behavioral health support. Incidents of mass violence can lead to a range of emotional reactions, including anxiety, fear, anger, despair, and a sense of helplessness that may begin immediately or in the days or weeks following the event. Maine DHHS has created a webpage with these and other resources, including online support and resources for children and families.

If you have a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1
  • If you are a patient who is unable to access your addiction prescriber, or if you want to start treatment for addiction, this guide is a first step.
  • Maine Crisis Line (MCL): 888-568-1112: Call, text or chat support for individuals or families experiencing a behavioral health crisis or having thoughts of suicide and/or self-harm. Free, confidential, 24/7 support for anyone needing support.
  • 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: Call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.orga national suicide and behavioral health crisis hotline. Calls to 988 will be answered by trained crisis specialists at the Maine Crisis Line. Free, confidential, 24/7 support for anyone needing support.
  • Intentional Peer Support Warmline:Speak with staff who have lived experience with mental health conditions: 866-771-9276
  • Teen Text Line- 207-515-8398
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (800-273-8255)
  • The FrontLine WarmLine: Support for clinicians and first responders 24/7 by calling (207) 221-8196 or 866-367-4440
  • StrengthenME Helpline: Free stress management and resiliency resources to anyone in Maine experiencing stress reactions to the COVID-19 Pandemic from 8 am to 8 pm, 7 days a week by calling 207-221-8198
  • 211 and 211maine.org: Provides general COVID-19 information, including how to access behavioral health and social service resources

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