(If you are in Maine and are in a crisis now, please call the confidential statewide crisis hotline at 1-888-568-1112. If you are outside the state of Maine, Please call your local crisis response service or 911. If you are in the need of Acadia Services, please call 973-6100 or 1-800-640-1211 and ask for the Access Center.)
The risk that a youth you know will commit or attempt suicide is greater today than ever before. The information contained here has been prepared to help you understand the suicidal process, recognize the warning signs, and learn ways to help prevent a suicide attempt. In addition, you will find a guide to resources and reading suggestions.