In Maryland, several local and non-profit organizations provide services ranging from mental health support to suicide prevention and substance use intervention. This guide outlines some key resources available for Maryland residents in crisis.
Since the summer of 2022 Maryland has consolidated all adult and adolescent substance use, suicide prevention, and mental health crisis response into a single support line:
Dial 988 or Text 988
The Maryland Crisis Hotline offers immediate support to individuals experiencing a mental health crisis. This confidential service can be accessed by calling 988.
Homelessness, Domestic Violence, and Food Insecurity Services
Food Bank of Maryland: For individuals facing food insecurity, the Maryland Food Bank offers numerous resources, including mobile food pantries, school pantries, and more.
Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training (MCVET): MCVET offers housing, training, and employment services to veterans experiencing homelessness or in crisis.
Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence (MNADV): MNADV offers resources for survivors of domestic violence, including crisis intervention, counseling, and legal support.
Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MCASA): MCASA supports individuals affected by sexual assault through advocacy and direct services, including a 24-hour hotline at 800-656-HOPE (4673).
The above resources constitute a broad overview of the numerous services available in Maryland to support individuals in crisis. If you or someone you know is in crisis, don't hesitate to reach out to one of these organizations.