As you all know, Maine is a very tight-knit community with close connections everywhere you turn. If you don’t know someone lost in the tragedy, someone you know does. It is unfathomable that such a nightmare happened right in our own backyards. Many people in the community thought that something like this couldn’t happen to “us.” There is so much pain in our hearts, in the state, and especially in the deaf community; the loss of love and light is palpable. Many folks are feeling ripple effects from this tragedy that can’t be ignored. We are all coping with this great loss in our own way. If you feel like you could use an extra bit of support, we have put together this list of resources that may be helpful to you: National Deaf Therapists Directory: https://nationaldeaftherapy.com/therapists/ A useful directory of deaf therapists currently taking clients.
Maine Crisis Hotline: 888-568-1112 “If you or someone you know is in crisis, call to speak with a trained crisis clinician 24/7. Our Mobile Crisis Team operates 24/7 & can respond to meet the need wherever individuals or families are.”
NAMI Maine Help Line: 1-800-464-5767
Call or text for general mental health support and resources.
Intentional Warm Line: 1-866-771-9276
“Our 24/7 mental health support line for adults (aged 18 and older) offers free mutual conversations with a trained peer specialist who has lived experiences with mental health recovery.”
Teen Text Support Line: 207-515-8398
Available from NAMI Maine every day from 12-10pm for youth 13-24 years old.