According to WMTW news channel 8, The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) in Maine, created a new texting line for Maine teens that may be struggling with their mental health. This new line is a support line and not a crisis line, so please if  you or someone you know might be in a crisis please call or text the Maine Crisis Hotline (888)-568-1112. 

The new text support number is (207)515-8398 and will be available daily from noon time to 10 p.m.. This line with be available to those in need between the ages of 14 and 20 years old. As a way for teens to feel more comfortable and at ease to talk about their mental health, the employees offering support will be 23 years old and under.

The need right now for Mental Health services is huge, as we are all going through something we have never experienced before. Teens are not excluded from mental health struggles and if anything they are the age that's been impacted the hardest emotionally.

Most teens are missing out on once in a life time events such as proms, senior trips, high school sports, both high school and 8th grade graduations. Its sad to sit here and type it let alone being an adolescent that is living it.

So if you know are a teen or know a teen that could use a little mental support from a peer that's roughly the same age please let them know about the Teen Text Line (207)515-8398. And again if you think  you or someone you know might be in a crisis please call or text the Maine Crisis Hotline (888)-568-1112. 

 

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