I identified my emotions, which had manifested as anger, but I was fearful. When you grow up in an alcoholic home, you don’t talk about your feelings – you are afraid to show your feelings. Today I wouldn’t take anything back because it had to happen to me in order to seek help.”
"AMHC is a great place to start healing.
You can live a life [after rape] and you are lovable and can love. Victims of sexual assault should seek counseling when you are ready – it doesn’t matter if it happened last week or 25 years ago.”
“I had a lot of days that I wouldn’t get dressed, ate to soothe the depression.
Coming to AMHC has been a blessing. My life is so much better. It’s hard to thank folks enough for helping bring happiness back in my life.”
“AMHC saved my life.
On the 20th of December 1980, I found myself with yet another OUI, the second that year and the fifth one in my life. I called AMHC as a last resort. Today I am proud to say that I have nearly thirty-four years of continued sobriety.”
“My husband and I separated after 40 years of marriage.
I was alone and I did not know how to have a budget or do anything on my own. AMHC was helpful with everything and I couldn’t have gotten through without you. You helped me to be awesome and get stuff done!”
“AMHC made my life better.
Before I came to AMHC…my life was horrible and disorganized. I was almost going to jail. I was using alcohol and drugs. AMHC helped me get back on my feet and (offered) me a good support system to keep me clean and sober. They treated me the way I wanted to be treated. They treated me with respect.”
To make an appointment call AMHC's Access Center at 1-800-244-6431
Maine Crisis Line 1-888-568-1112
The Maine Crisis Line connects you to mobile crisis intervention 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.