Emergency Services and Mental Health Resources
Everybody needs help at some time in life. Never be afraid to reach out and ask for help. No matter your circumstance, no matter how difficult life may be right now, there is always help and hope for you and your loved ones. Honest.
Resources You Can Call
Here’s a list of resources for a variety of concerns and needs. Feel free to call them, there are dedicated to helping people just like you. Non-judgmental, understanding and supportive help when you need it most.
Emergency Medical Services – 911
If the situation is potentially life-threatening, get immediate emergency assistance by calling 911, available 24 hours a day.
According to John Hopkins Medicine, an estimated 26% of Americans ages 18 and older — about 1 in 4 adults — suffers from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year. With this many people suffering, it’s important to know the possible causes, and risk factors and to share them with family and friends.
The Crisis Center provides crisis services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. These services are provided over the telephone or in personal at 1301 Piccard Drive, Rockville, Maryland. No appointment needed. Mobile Crisis Outreach will respond anywhere within Montgomery County, MD to provide emergency psychiatric evaluations. Full crisis assessments and treatment referrals are provided for all arises, both psychiatric and situational. In addition, the program has six crisis beds as an alternative to hospitalization for those who are uninsured or are insured within the public mental health system.
If you or someone you know is suicidal or in emotional distress, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Trained crisis workers are available to talk 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Your confidential and toll-free call goes to the nearest crisis center in the Lifeline national network. These centers provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals.
Phone: 1-800-273-8255 TTY: 1-800-799-4887
Get general information on mental health and locate treatment services in your area. Speak to a live person, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST.
Phone: 1-800–985-5990 TTY: 1-800-846-8517
The hotline offers crisis intervention, information, literature, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All calls are confidential.
Highly-trained advocates are available 24/7 to talk confidentially with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.
Confidential, judgment-free support from a trained staff member. Support finding a local health facility that is trained to care for survivors of sexual assault and offers services like sexual assault forensic exams.
Through collaboration with local, state, and federal partners, the National Center advocates for Stronger Rights, Protections, and Services for Crime Victims, Provides Education, Training, and Evaluation, and Serves as a Trusted Source of Current Information on Victims’ Issues. Multi-language service available.
National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
The National Center for PTSD is dedicated to research and education on trauma and PTSD. We work to assure that the latest research findings help those exposed to trauma.
The mission of the National Runaway Safeline (NRS) is to help keep America’s runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets.
Phone: 1 -800-786-2929
Boys Town National Hotline
Crisis hotline that helps parents and children cope with stress and anxiety. For more than 20 years, the Boys Town National Hotline has helped millions of teens, parents and families on the brink of disaster.
If you (or someone you know) are depressed and thinking about suicide, please call the Hopeline to talk to a caring crisis hotline volunteer. Your call is free and confidential.
S.A.F.E works to help end self-injurious behavior.
National Drug and Alcohol Treatment Hotline
SAMHSA’s National Helpline (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service) is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental health and/or substance use disorders.
For a referral to specific mental health service or support program in your community.
Provides support, information, and referrals
Depression and bipolar disorder can be isolating illnesses, but DBSA support groups can help you connect with others who have been there as well.
We provide direct peer support to families, train professionals, and are a bridge between the two.
PPD Hope (Postpartum Depression Help)
For women who are suffering from postpartum depression and need help now.
Postpartum depression resources
A nonprofit dedicated to the prevention and alleviation of eating disorders.
Help for people struggling with eating disorders, their loved ones, and families.
Are you or a loved one struggling with prescription painkillers, alcohol or street drugs like heroin? Call this directory service to be connected with one of their rehabs or detox centers.
If you or someone you know is suffering from depression, it can be difficult to know where to turn. There are many excellent resources online that you can use to find out more about depression, including treatments, where to get help, and support for family and friends.
Alcohol and drug abuse are among the leading risk factors for suicide. People with substance use disorders may experience hopelessness and suicidal thoughts, but treatment for addiction has helped people find purpose and happiness in life.
Recovery Centers of America Capital Region
At Recovery Centers of America, we believe finances should never keep a person from seeking medical attention, especially when it comes to addiction. Recovery Centers of America is constantly working to become in-network with more and more insurance providers. Treatment should be accessible and affordable for everyone.
The Recovery Village: Mental Health Disorders
Mental health disorders are common conditions, affecting an estimated 54 million Americans each year. Mental health conditions can cause frequent stress and can be both emotionally and physically trying. If you or a loved one is struggling with mental health concerns, know that you are not alone and help is available.
The Birth Injury Justice Center
The Birth Injury Justice Center is dedicated to supporting children and families who have been affected by disabilities caused at birth. Cerebral palsy is the most common childhood physical disability affecting nearly 764,000 people in the United States. Our organization strives to provide answers and guidance to ensure that families receive the assistance they need to help improve their overall quality of life.