by Tiffanie Bentley
To access services, students sim- ply need to call the Sweetser Promise Line at 1-800-434-3000 and identify themselves as an SMCC student.
Counselors will meet with students on both the campuses. For students who have insurance, Sweetser will bill the student’s insurance company directly. Costs not covered by insurance (co-pay, co-insurance, or deductible) or costs incurred by uninsured students will be billed to SMCC so that there is no out of pocket cost to the student.
In addition to counseling services, students have access to Sweetser’s Intentional Warm Line, which is available toll-free, 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling 1-866-771-9276.
The Intentional Warm Line is a mental health peer-to-peer phone support program. The service offers conversation with a trained specialist who has life experience with metal health and/ or substance use issues and recovery.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with them, Sweetser is the leader in co-locating counselors in public schools throughout Maine to support children and families who are struggling with mental and behavioral health issues. Nationally recognized and accredited, their network of care includes a wide array of outpatient, residential and community-based services including, but not limited to, a respected psychiatric team, therapists trained to address substance use disorders and mental health issues, mobile crisis resolution specialists, certified peer support specialists, and experts in eating disorders.
If anyone has any questions or concerns regarding accessing Sweetser services, please contact the Office of Student Life at 741-5967 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.