If you are thinking about harming yourself or attempting suicide, tell someone who can help right away:

  • Call your doctor’s office.
  • Call 911 for emergency services.
  • Go to the nearest hospital emergency room.
  • Call the toll-free, 24-hour hotline of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255); TTY: 1-800-799-4TTY (4889) to be connected to a trained counselor at a suicide crisis center nearest you.
  • Ask a family member or friend to help you make these calls or take you to the hospital.
  • Contact your local crisis services at the following number:

If you have a family member or friend in a crisis:

  • If you have a family member or friend who is suicidal, do not leave him or her alone.
  • Try to get the person to seek help immediately from an emergency room, physician, or mental health professional.
  • Take seriously any comments about suicide or wishing to die. Even if you do not believe your family member or friend will actually attempt suicide, the person is clearly in distress and can benefit from your help in receiving mental health treatment.

24-Hour Hotlines

Baltimore Crisis Response, Inc. (BCRI) (24 hours)

Mobile Crisis Team, Crisis Unit, In-Home Support.
Phone: 410.433.5175

Baltimore County Crisis Response System (24 hours)


Baltimore Child and Adolescent Response System (BCARS) (24 hours)

Mobile Crisis Team, Crisis Unit, In-Home Support
Phone: 410.433.5174

First Call for Help (24 hours)

All types of referrals
Phone: 410.685.0525 or 211

Grassroots Crisis Line – suicide intervention hotline

Phone: 410.531.6677

Maryland Youth Crisis – suicide and other interventions

Phone: 1.800.422.0009

Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Hotline

Phone: 410.828.6390

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Phone: 1.800.273.TALK

Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County (families experiencing violence)

Phone: 410.285.4357
Emergency Safe Shelter Phone: 410.285.7496
24-Hour Hotline Phone: 410.828.6390

Other Resources

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Administration

Within the Federal government, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) offers a “Services Locator” for mental health and substance abuse treatment programs and resources nationwide. Visit their website or call 1.800.789.2647 (toll free).

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

This website provides information from the Federal agency that conducts and supports research on mental illnesses. Visit their website.

National Mental Health Association

The depression screen website is sponsored by the National Mental Health Association as part of NMHA’s Campaign for America’s Mental Health. The mission of this web site is to educate people about clinical depression, offer a confidential way for people to get screened for symptoms of the illness, and guide people towards appropriate professional help if necessary.

Maryland’s Core Service Agencies (CSA) by County

CSA List by County.

Maryland Department of Mental Health and Hygiene (DHMH)

Visit DHMH’s website.

Local Health Departments in Maryland

See a list of local health departments.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Visit NAMI’s website.

Depression and Related Disorder Affective Disorder Association (DRADA)

DRADA is a community organization; they serve individuals affected by a depressive illness, family members, health care professionals and general public.
Visit DRADA’s website.

Pro Bono Counseling Project

DRADA is a community organization; they serve individuals affected by a depressive illness, family members, health care professionals and general public.
Call 1877.323.5800 or visit their website.

Woodlawn, MD

1726 Whitehead Rd
Baltimore, MD 21207
Phone 1: 410.944.HOPE
Phone 2: 410.265.8737
Fax: 410.265.1258
Email: info@hopehealthsystems.com

Greenspring, MD

2605 Banister Rd
Baltimore, MD 21215
Phone: 410.878.0236
Fax: 410.567.0399

Carroll County, MD

6210 Georgetown Blvd
Suites A, B & C
Eldersburg, MD 21784
Phone: 410.216.5500
Fax: 410.567.0401

Middletown, DE

417 E Main St
Middletown, DE 19709
Phone: 302.376.9619
Fax: 302.378.1028