Crisis Services

The Maine Crisis Line connects you to mobile crisis intervention 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at 1-888-568-1112

AMHC’s Emergency Services Program delivers mobile crisis response services 24/7, 365 days per year in Aroostook, Hancock and Washington counties.  These crisis intervention services are offered via telephone and face-to-face contact. Emergency Services specialists are available to meet with individuals, within the community at a local AMHC office, or may be requested by local medical providers to provide consultation at the local Emergency Room through the hospital.  First and foremost, AMHC’s crisis staff establishes the physical and psychological safety of the individual in crisis to guard against injury and even death.  AMHC crisis staff is trained to assure that the appropriate intervention considers the individual’s unique needs, circumstances, preferences, and goals.

Crisis Stabilization provides crisis intervention, consultation, assessment, brief therapy, and referral through AMHC outpatient offices during regular business hours.

AMHC operates three 24/7 Crisis Stabilization Units; one for adults and 2 for children and adolescents. The units are supervised and highly supportive short-term residential settings for individuals experiencing an acute emotional disturbance. The crisis units offer those who do need short-term 24/7 oversight and support to remain in the community to obtain a pre-crisis level of functioning within a short amount of time. The service locations and contact information for referrals are as follows:
•Adult Crisis Stabilization Unit, 162 Main Street, Presque Isle, Maine, 1-800-432-7805
•Children’s Crisis Stabilization Unit, 8 Wesleyan Street, Fort Fairfield, Maine, 1-207-473-9285
•Children’s Crisis Stabilization Unit, 127 Palmer Street, Calais, Maine, 1-207-454-0322

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