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Maryland Mental Health Resources for Children

Hello Maryland!  For crisis situations that are not life-threatening, find mental and behavioral health resources and other information below close to you. While these resources are general, the best resource is your family’s medical provider.

If you are in a life threatening situation, call 9-1-1 or go to an emergency department.

If you are having thoughts of suicide or need to talk, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 988. If you prefer to text, you can text "START" to 741-741 where a live, trained specialist will respond back to you.

Suicide/Crisis Hotlines

Maryland's Helpline

  • Dial 2-1-1, then press 1
  • Or, Text your zip code to 898-211
  • Or, visit

Hotlines in Specific Counties

  • Baltimore City
    • Baltimore’s Crisis, Information and Referral Line: 410-433-5175
  • Baltimore County
    • 410-931-2214
  • Central Maryland
    • Grassroots Crisis Intervention: 410-531-6677
    • TDD for the Hearing Impaired: 410-531-5086
  • Frederick County
    • Frederick County Hotline: 301-662-2255
    • Local Crisis Hotline for Allegany, Frederick, Garrett and Washington Counties: 301-695-7356
  • Montgomery County
    • Mental Health Association: 240-777-4000
  • Prince George’s County
    • Suicide Hotline: 301-864-7130
    • General Crisis and Referral Line: 301-864-7161
    • Crisis Response System: 301-429-2185
  • Wicomico, Worcester, and Somerset Counties
    • Life Crisis Center: 410-749-4357 or 410-749-4363

Mobile Crisis Teams

  • Anne Arundel County Crisis: 410.768.5522
  • Baltimore Crisis Response, Inc. (Baltimore City): 410.433.5175
  • Baltimore Child and Adolescents Response System (Baltimore Co.): 410.433.5175
  • Baltimore County Crisis Team: 410.931.2214
  • Carroll County (Maryland Crisis Hotline): 800.422.0009
  • Eastern Shore Mobile Crisis (Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's, Somerset, Talbot and Wicomico Counties): 888.407.8018
  • Frederick County: 301.662.2255
  • Harford County Crisis Team: 410.638.5248
  • Howard County Crisis Team: 410.531.6677
  • Montgomery County Crisis System: 240.777.4000
  • Prince George's County Crisis Response Team: 301.429.2185
  • St. Mary's County: 301.863.6661
  • Worcester County: Call 911

Mental Health Hotlines

NAMI Maryland

Child Abuse

Eating Disorders

National Eating Disorders Association Helpline

ANAD Hotline

Domestic Abuse

Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence

Parent Hotlines/Resources

Maryland Family Support Centers

The Family Tree

  • 24 Hour Helpline
    • 800-243-8337

Maryland Coalition of Families

National Federation of Families


Pathfinders for Autism Resource Helpline

The Parent’s Place of Maryland

LGBT Resources

Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)

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