Resilience in the face of tragedy

Hear remarks from University President Jacqueline Edmondson, LAC Campus Director Netty Provost, Board of Visitors Member Neil Kiely, and Student Body President Riley Worth.
During a vigil on the Bean Green, Student Body President Riley Worth gazes on the photos of the people who were killed in a mass shooting in Lewiston.

Vigil on the Bean Green in Portland

LAC Campus Director Netty Provost speaks at a vigil to honor victims of a mass shooting in Lewiston.

Vigil at the LAC Campus in Lewiston

Lewiston Strong Tuition Waiver and Scholarship Fund 1140x500 logo
People who were physically injured and surviving family members of those killed in the Lewiston mass shooting on October 25, 2023, will be able to attend the University of Maine System for free.

Mental health services

No one needs to suffer alone when emotions become overwhelming. Help is available online, over the phone, and in person.

  • USM Counseling Center: 207-780-4050
  • USM Intercultural Student Affairs: 207-228-8011
  • USM Public Safety: 911 (emergency) or 207-780-5211 (non-emergency)
  • USM Recovery Oriented Campus Center (ROCC): 207-780-4678
  • USM Student Life: 207-780-4035
  • Maine Crisis Line (open 24/7): 888-568-1112
  • Opportunity Alliance Crisis Services (Cumberland County): 207-774-HELP (4357)
  • Tri-County Mental Health Services (Androscoggin County): 888-304-HOPE (4673)
  • National Crisis Test Line (open 24/7): Text HOME to 741741
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline (open 24/7): 988

STUDENT ASSISTANCE: Fill out this form to request help with concerns about a student’s wellbeing. The Student Life team will reach to the student and connect them with the most appropriate resources.

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE: Cigna Healthcare operates this resource for employees, retirees, and members of their household to help deal with a range of concerns including depression, stress, alcohol and substance abuse, family and marital matters, childcare and elder issues, financial and legal burdens, and violence. Help is also available by phone at 877-622-4327. The program is free, voluntary, and confidential.

SilverCloud: A free online, evidence-based set of lessons and tools to manage anxiety, depression, sleep issues, and other common mental health challenges. Open to all members of the University of Maine System community.

NAMI Maine: Free lessons in Mental Health First Aid offered by the Maine chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Applicants can choose from a range of customized sessions to find the one that suits them best.

All employees and members of their households have free access to a series of informational videos provided by Cigna.