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If you are in need of immediate help:
- Call 911 for emergency services.
- Go to the nearest hospital emergency room.
- Contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) or TTY: 1-800-799-4TTY (4889) 24/7 to be connected to a trained counselor at a suicide crisis center nearest you.
- Reach out to the Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and press 1 or text 838255. You don’t have to be enrolled in VA health care or registered with VA to connect; loved ones can also connect for support.
- Text Home (or Ayuda for Spanish) to 741741 to reach a trained counselor at the Crisis Text Line.
You can find additional support with these great organizations (everything is confidential):
- The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) offers a Disaster Distress Helpline. Call or text 1-800-985-5990.
- The Trevor Project’s trained counselors understand the challenges LGBTQ young people face. You can:
- Trans Lifeline is a grassroots hotline offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis – for the trans community, by the trans community. Call them at 1-877-565-8860.
- NEW: The Maternal Mental Health Hotline is a confidential, toll-free hotline for expecting and new moms experiencing mental health challenges. The hotline is accessible by phone or text at 1-833-9-HELP4MOMS (1-833-943-5746) in English and Spanish. If you are in crisis, please use 911, the Suicide Prevention Lifeline or the Crisis Text Line.
- The Family Tree’s 24-hour Parenting HelpLine provides free and confidential advice, community resources and support for parents and caregivers. Contact them at 1-800-243-7337.
- 211 Maryland is a way for Marylanders to connect with essential resources, including food, housing, healthcare, financial assistance and more. You can access the service by calling 211 or visiting their website. Please 1 for mental health needs.
- Institute on Aging’s 24-hour toll-free Friendship Line is the only accredited crisis line in the country for people aged 60 years and older, and adults living with disabilities. Contact 1-800-971-0016 to reach a trained volunteer specialized in offering a caring ear and a friendly conversation with depressed older adults.
- If you need words of wisdom, encouragement and life advice, call Peptoc, a free recorded service of uplifting words from children at West Side Elementary in Healdsburg, California. Call 1-707-873-7862 for a small dose of joy.
If you are experiencing violence or abuse, please reach out for support (everything is confidential):
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