Maine Statewide Crisis Hotline

Open 24 hours a day.
If you need immediate help, or you are in a crisis.

Maine Warm Line

The toll free number is: 1-866-771-9276
In Greater Portland the local number is: 207-772-9276.
Open 24 hours a day.
Provided by Amistad, Portland, Maine

What do we mean by a warm line?

It is a place to call when you need to connect with someone. Reasons for calling might be needing support, feeling isolated, or learning about some recovery skills. Some call because they are feeling frightened, sad, or had a great day or wanted to share a success. It is not a crisis line (traditionally called a hot line), but rather a place to talk and be listened to.
Who answers the calls?

Peer supporters, all of whom have personal experience with mental illness and recovery, answer the calls. We hire individuals who have made significant gains in their own recovery. The staff of the Maine Warm Line have been there. They know firsthand the struggles of living with a mental illness. They can share their experience, wisdom, knowledge and empathy to those that call the warm line.

2-1-1 Maine, Inc.

Dial 211 – Out of state call 1-877-463-6207
One number – thousands of services. 2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember number that connects people who want to give help or get help with a full range of health and human services in their community. Visit for more information.

Poison Control Center

In Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, the Northern New England Poison Center provides immediate treatment advice for poison emergencies. We also provide information about poisons and poison prevention, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Visit the Northern New England Poison Center web site.

Suicide Prevention

1-888-568-1112 (Voice/TTY) (Crisis Hotline)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Sexual Assault Support Hotline

1-800-871-7741 (Voice) 711 (Maine Relay)
A 24-hour statewide sexual assault crisis and support line providing confidential services free of charge.

Domestic Violence Hotline

Statewide Domestic Violence Helpline.
Visit – Information, crisis counseling, emotional support and advocacy.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

During business hours, your call will be taken by a member of Alcoholics Anonymous who knows exactly what you are going through and can give you all the information you need. At night, we have a well qualified answering service, who can give meeting information, or put you in touch with an recovering alcoholic, in your area, who will speak with you about your problem.

Statewide Alanon

Staffed by volunteers answering phones, providing literature, and keeping meeting information.
Visit for more information.

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

Call their helpline and talk to a recovering addict. Visit for further information.

Drug Tip Hotline

Maine Bureau of Intergovernmental Drug Enforcement (BIDE) Drug Tip Hotline.