Immediate Help


Crisis Text Line
Text “START” to 741-741. Free, confidential and 24/7. The Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis.

Maine Residents

Call 1-866-771-9276. For 18 and older, 24/7. Talk with a trained peer support specialist who has personal experience with mental health recovery. Run by Sweetser.

Crisis Line
Call 1-888-568-1112 statewide. Cumberland County 774-HELP (4357). York County 282-6136. For all ages, 24/7. Opportunity Alliance offers a mobile crisis response service as well as phone assistance and a crisis center in Portland, Maine. Trained staff provide support, advocacy, crisis intervention, assessment, and assistance in faciliating access to emergency room services.

MaineHealth Institute for Research
PIER Program

Maine Medical Center 66 Bramhall Street Portland, Maine 04102

The PIER Program is part of the Maine Medical Center Department of Psychiatry and MaineHealth Institute for Research.
Funding for PIER comes from the Mental Health Block Grant through the Department of Health and Human Services.