May is Mental Health Awareness Month and Aroostook Mental Health Services, Inc. (AMHC) is pleased to join the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) in highlighting its “You Are Not Alone” campaign.
“During COVID-19, many of us are challenged by fear and isolation,” explains Ellen Bemis, AMHC CEO. “It is more important than ever to develop coping skills that can help us prioritize our mental health and build resiliency, as well as support others who may be struggling.”
The pandemic has further increased the mental and emotional health challenges individuals are facing. For some, a simple phone call to a trained professional is enough to lighten their burden; for others, more support is needed. AMHC is pleased to highlight some of the following mental health resources that are available:
- Maine Crisis Line: 1-888-568-1112. Available 24/7 to call, text, or chat
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Available 24/7
- StrenthenME: 207-227-8198. Available 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. seven days a week to anyone in Maine experiencing stress reactions to the pandemic
- Maine Frontline Warmline: 207-221-8196 (Text: 898-211). Available 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. seven days a week for Maine’s health care workers, first responders, and school personnel who are experiencing stress as a result of the pandemic
- For a complete list of resources, including AMHC services county-wide, please visit amhc.org or call AMHC Access Center at 1-800-244-6431.