Due to the effects of dealing with oppression, a disproportionate
amount of transgender people experience both emotional and health
concerns. Depression and suicidal thoughts can develop for various
reasons, and they ARE treatable.
If you are in crisis, you are not alone
and you can get help!
If someone you know is in crisis:
- Contact one of the resources below,
- Go to your nearest Emergency Room, or
- Call 911.
- Refer them to one of the resources below,
- Call one of the resources below yourself for guidance,
- Ask them to go to the Emergency Room, or
- Call 911 if you believe they are in imminent danger of harming them self.
- offers immediate access to advocacy, crisis/supportive
counseling, problem solving, crisis intervention, suicide
prevention/intervention, and psychiatric services to adults and children
throughout Cumberland County, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 774-HELP
(4357) is the triage number for Cumberland County Crisis Response.
Maine's health and human services information and referral
system. Simply dial 211 or go to their website to search for
resources on your own by clicking the link https://211maineportal.communityos.org/cms/
The Trevor Lifeline - (866 -488-7386) -
Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis
intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay,
bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth. Our trained counselors are here to support you 24/7. If you are a young
person who is in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and
judgment-free place to talk, call The Trevor Lifeline now. It's free and confidential. [U.S. CALLS ONLY]
Statewide Crisis Hotline/Maine Youth Suicide Prevention
- If you are concerned about yourself or about somebody else,
call the crisis hotline at 1-888-568-1112.
National Suicide Prevention Hotline -
If you are
not in Maine, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK
The Maine Warm Line
-Toll-free: 1-866-771-9276. In Greater Portland area:
(772-9276) Confidential telephone support services for non-crisis
situations, including, but not limited to: Peer-to-peer support, social
connection, sharing personal victories, overcoming fear, grief or
sadness, developing effective strategies for the future, assistance
with referrals to community resources, talking to someone when feeling
sad, lonely, or discouraged. The Maine Warm Line is open every
day from 5:00 PM to 8 AM. Yes, we will be open on weekends and
holidays. The Warm Line is a toll free number from anywhere in Maine.
Gay-Lesbian Phone Line of Maine
Gay and Lesbian National Hotline -
Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MECASA) -
83 Western Ave. Suite 2, Augusta, ME 04330 Hotline: 1-800-871-7741 TTY: 1-888-458-5599
Statewide Domestic Violence Helpline Hotline
Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine (SARSSM)
- 1-800-313-9900 We provide support to all people affected by all types
of sexual violence including women, men, gay, straight, young, old
…. We believe that everyone has the inner strength to find their
own path to healing from sexual assault, sexual abuse and any other
forms of sexual violence. Our advocates are trained to respond to many
aspects of sexual assault and are knowledgeable about the
resources available to assist in healing. They are committed to
providing non-judgmental support and guidance to assist in this healing
process. SARSSM crisis info page.
Suicide.org - Prevention, awareness, support. - http://www.suicide.org/
Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition
Suicide prevention video
Suicide prevention brochures
sure if you or someone you know is in crisis? Follow this link to
the Maine Suicide Prevention page for a helpful guide: Suicide Warning signs
(c)Maine Transgender Network, Inc., 2009