In case of mental health emergency, please call 911, go to your nearest emergency room, or contact a crisis response number as listed below:
- Anne Arundel County Crisis Response: 410-768-5522
- Baltimore City Crisis Response: 410-433-5175
- Baltimore County Crisis Response: 410-931-2214
- Harford County Crisis Response: 1 (800)-639-8783
- Howard County Crisis Response: 410-531-6677
- Montgomery County Crisis Response: 240-777-4000
- Prince Georges County Crisis Response: 301-429-2185
Other suicide prevention resources:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Phone: 1-800-273-8255 Website: http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Crisis Text Line
Text ‘START’ to 741-741
Crisis Text Line is free, 24⁄7 support for those in crisis. Text from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.
The Trevor Project
Phone: (866)-488-7386 Website: https://www.thetrevorproject.org
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, etc. (LGBTQ+) young people ages 13-24.
Phone: (877)-565-8860 Website: https://www.translifeline.org/hotline
Trans Lifeline is a national trans-led 501©(3) organization dedicated to improving the quality of trans lives by responding to the critical needs of the trans community with direct service, material support, advocacy, and education. The hotline is open 24⁄7, though business hours are 10am-4am, operators are also frequently available during off hours.
You can call 911 and let the operator know you or someone you care about is a danger to themselves or others. It is helpful to state that it is a Mental Health Emergency.
Some additional strategies when experiencing suicidal thoughts: Try each for at least 10 minutes and then repeat. *Adapted from Lisa Ferentz, LCSWC’s C.A.R.E.S.S. Model
- Communicate through art, writing, or movement.
- Engage in physical or safe enjoyable activities (as medically appropriate) such as running, jumping jacks, watching something funny, holding something comforting.
- Self-soothing activities such as wrapping in a blanket, positive self-affirmations, soothing scents, warm shower or bath.