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Mental Health Resources

We all have times when we feel over-whelmed, frustrated, lonely, anxious or just blah. Do you know where to look for help? Many of us think of 911. Some of us call our Pastor. Some of us call our family. Sadly, some, due to trauma, will never call 911. Well, where do we go? Who we turn to?
Below are a few places that may be able to assist you during your time of need.
Resources For Immediate Response:
  1. 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: Call or text 988 or chat The 988 Suicide & Crisis 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. 1-800-273-8255 / More than 150 languages are offered. Lifeline (
  2. The Trevor Project: Call 1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678678. A national 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth. Learn More
  3. Physician Support Line: The Physician Support Line is available at 1-888-409-0141 every day from 8:00 AM - 1:00 AM ET. Physician Support Line is a national, free, and confidential support line service made up of 600+ volunteer psychiatrists to provide peer support for other physicians and American medical students.
  4. Caregiver Help Desk: Contact Caregiver Action Network's Care Support Team by dialing 855-227-3640. Staffed by caregiving experts, the Help Desk helps you find the right information you need to help you navigate your complex caregiving challenges. Caregiving experts are available 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM ET. Learn More
  5. The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids Helpline: Call 1-855-378-4373 if you are having difficulty accessing support for your family, or a loved one struggling with addiction faces care or treatment challenges resulting from COVID-19 circumstances, the Partnership for Drug-free Kids' specialists can guide you. Support is available in English and Spanish, from 9:00 am -midnight ET weekdays and noon-5:00pm ET on weekends. Partnership to End Addiction | Where Families Find Answers - Partnership to End Addiction (
  6. StrongHearts Native Helpline: Call 1-844-762-8483. The StrongHearts Native Helpline is a confidential and anonymous culturally-appropriate domestic violence and dating violence helpline for Native Americans, available every day from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. CT. StrongHearts Native Helpline | Get Help (
  7. National Domestic Violence Hotline:
  8. Dial 2-1-1: If you need assistance finding food, paying for housing bills, accessing free childcare, or other essential services, visit or dial 211 to speak to someone who can help. Run by the United Way. Your Local 211 | United Way 211
  9. Trans Lifeline: Dial 877-565-8860 for US and 877-330-6366 for Canada. Trans Lifeline’s Hotline is a peer support service run by trans people, for trans and questioning callers. Hotline – Trans Lifeline
  10. Crisis Text Line: Text MHA to 741741 and you’ll be connected to a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line provides free, text-based support 24/7. Crisis Text Line | Text HOME To 741741 free, 24/7 Crisis Counseling
  11. Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network: RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization and leading authority on sexual violence. 24/7 support. 800-656-HOPE (4673) About RAINN | RAINN
  12. Mental Health and Substance Abuse resource for Asian Americans: Asian LifeNet 24-Hour Hotline: Call 1-877-990-8585, (Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Fujianese are offered). 43 Resources To Support Asian American Mental Health & Addiction Recovery (
  13. Muslim Mental Health: Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Get connected to a trained counselor in your area 24/7. Home - Institute for Muslim Mental Health
  14. Men to Heal: 804-229-4883; The Men to Heal initiative encourages men to pay more attention to their overall wellness, emotional, mental and physical HEALth, to communicate effectively and increase their knowledge of self.
  15. NAMI - The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): NAMI Maryland is the NAMI state organization in Maryland. NAMI Maryland provides educational resources and events, statewide outreach, advocacy and affiliate organizational support. NAMI Maryland provides the free trainings that allow NAMI affiliates to deliver NAMI programs., 410-884-8691, Toll-Free: 1-877-878-2371; Email:
  16. Sheppard Pratt - If you are experiencing an emergency or life-threatening situation and need immediate attention, please call 911 to find the closest hospital emergency room that can provide assistance. If you have any questions or want more information about Sheppard Pratt or our services, follow the steps below or call 410-938-3000 (TTY: 410-938-3075).
  17. The Summit Wellness Group:
  18. Warmlines - - A warmline is a free phone service for people who need someone to listen to their daily struggles or hard times. It is staffed by peers who have their own experiences of mental health challenges and recovery. Unlike a hotline, a warmline is an early intervention approach to prevent crises.
  19. Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence: Domestic Violence Program – MNADV The programs listed offer services including a 24-hour hotline, access to shelter, counseling, and advocacy. Your talks with them are confidential, and you can remain anonymous when calling any hotline.
  20. The National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN) is a healing justice organization that actively works to transform mental health for queer and trans people of color in North America. Together we build the capacity of QTPoC (queer and trans people of color) mental health practitioners, increase access to healing justice resources, provide technical assistance to social justice movement organizations to integrate healing justice into their work. Our overall goal is to increase access to healing justice resources for QTPoC.

  21. We R Native @wernative We are a comprehensive health resource for Native youth, by Native youth, providing content and stories about the topics that matter most to them. We strive to promote holistic health and positive growth in our local communities and nation at large. CHECK THEM OUT AT:

  22. Change To Chill @changetochill Change to Chill is a free, award-winning, mental well-being resource offered by Allina Health. Our interactive website is tailored to both teens and the adults who work with them. Change to Chill helps teens become more aware of the things that stress them out and equips them with relevant tools and resources to better manage stress and anxiety, so they can live happier, more resilient lives.

  23. @namicommunicate @namimaryland is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI works to educate, support, advocate, listen, and lead to improve the lives of people with mental illness and their loved ones. NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore, 2601 N Howard St.
    Suite 130, Baltimore, MD 21218.

  24. The Jed Foundation @jedfoundation
    JED empowers teens and young adults by building resiliency and life skills, promoting social connectedness, and encouraging help-seeking and help-giving behaviors through our nationally recognized programs, digital channels, and partnerships, as well as through the media. JED strengthens schools by working directly with high schools, colleges, and universities — representing millions of students — to put systems, programs, and policies in place to create a culture of caring that protects student mental health, builds life skills, and makes it more likely that struggling students will seek help and be recognized, connected to care, and supported. We mobilize communities by providing education, training, and tools to families, friends, media, and others.

  25. The Steve Fund is the nation’s leading organization focused on supporting the mental health and emotional well-being of young people of color. The Steve Fund works with colleges and universities, non-profits, researchers, mental health experts, families, and young people to promote programs and strategies that build understanding and assistance for the mental and emotional health of the nation’s young people of color. The Steve Fund is dedicated to supporting the mental health and emotional well-being of young people of color. Right at this moment, there are young people of color who are failing academically, suffering emotionally, and/or in some cases are facing serious risk, because population-specific factors influencing mental health are too poorly understood and not acted upon. We are taking action.

  26. On Our Sleeves@onoursleevesofficial
    The On Our Sleeves Movement For Children’s Mental Health continues to grow its impact as we give free expert-created resources to all U.S. communities — so everyone can understand and promote mental health for our children.

  27. 211 of Maryland @call211maryland
    You are not alone! Help is available if you're struggling with anxiety, depression, thoughts of suicide, overwhelm, stress or other mental health concerns. You can find mental health resources, treatment centers, and inpatient and outpatient facilities near you by searching in the comprehensive behavioral health database. Quickly find the behavioral health information you need, whether an adult or adolescent.
    • Depression
    • Suicide Prevention
    • Teen Mental Health Support
    • Mental Health Support for Veterans
    • Substance Use Support
    211 also has free and confidential programs to support your mental health.

  28. Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)
    The Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) @hrsagov  provides equitable health care to the nation’s highest-need communities. Our programs support people with low incomes, people with HIV, pregnant people, children, parents, rural communities, transplant patients, and the health workforce.

  29. Maryland Psychiatric Society @maryland_psychiatric_society The Maryland Psychiatric Society is a state medical specialty society whose physician members specialize in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental illnesses including substance use disorders. Our objectives are to meet psychiatrists’ needs for networking, CME, advocacy, information, and more. This site informs members and the public about our activities and events and offers news and resources relevant to psychiatry and mental illness. Members-only areas include an online membership directory and networking opportunities. The site also offers a robust search mechanism (Find a Psychiatrist) for locating psychiatrists in Maryland.

  30. @qchatspace Q Chat Space
    Q Chat Space provides live, chat-based discussion groups for LGBTQ+ and questioning teens ages 13 to 19. It is not a forum, and there is no video or audio. Everyone is chatting during the same pre-scheduled time. Our chats are facilitated by experienced staff and volunteers from youth programs at LGBTQ+ centers across the United States. 

  31. The Diva Effect @thedivaeffect
    Investing in Women and Girls of Underserved Populations
    Underserved populations are those who systemically face barriers and challenges in accessing resources and opportunities. The DIVA Effect, Inc is a nonprofit organization (501c3) that seeks to eliminate those barriers and challenges by connecting women and young girls to community resources and exposing them to unique opportunities. 

  32. Hands Across Baltimore @handsacrossbaltimore
    Our PRP program helps adolescents in the community to be more productive in their personal, family, school and community lives. HAB serves adolescents with mental health diagnoses, coping issues, conflict resolution, good character and other behavioral challenges that impedes the individual’s ability to function to their maximum potential in society.

This list will continue to be updated.
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