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AMHC offers crisis services

AROOSTOOK COUNTY, Maine — The Aroostook Mental Health Center’s Houlton outpatient office reminds residents that its Crisis Services are available to all in need.

According to AMHC officials, a crisis can happen when one is feeling overwhelmed or when life’s daily demands surpass the ability to cope. A crisis can occur in response to a recent traumatic event or as a result of an accumulation of stressors over time. Crises involve feelings of fear, anger, hopelessness or depression, as well as intense behavioral responses that may include confusing thoughts about harming oneself or others.

AMHC’s Crisis Services can help those in crisis avoid making a trip to the hospital emergency department. AMHC provides behavioral health crisis services to all residents of Aroostook, Hancock and Washington counties 24 hours a day, seven days a week, accessible through the Maine Crisis Line at 1 (888) 568-1112 .

The Maine Crisis Line will connect anyone needing help with confidential mental health and substance use crisis intervention, support, problem solving and immediate referrals to available treatment providers in the most appropriate healthcare setting.

Referrals may be made to the Adult Crisis Stabilization Unit in Presque Isle, the Children’s Crisis Stabilization Unit in Fort Fairfield, Children’s Crisis Residential unit in Calais or the Houlton office.  The crisis counselor is expertly trained and will serve clients immediately and with the utmost care and respect, facilitating access to peer and family support services.

For more information about crisis assistance and other services provided by AMHC, visit www.amhc.org or call the Houlton office at 532-6523.

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