If you are worried about your child’s emotions or behavior, you can start by talking to friends, family members, your spiritual counselor, your child’s school counselor, or your child’s pediatrician/family physician about your concerns. Contact information for local resources is listed by county below.

*Please note, we will update these resources as we are given knowledge that information has become out-of-date or needs correction.

If you have resources that you think would be beneficial to add for your county, please email tthomas@mhamd.org


988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support via phone or chat for people in distress, resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Includes information on finding your local crisis center.
Phone: 988
Website: http://suicidepreventionlifeline.org


Additional Resources

Family Resource Kit:

Organizations

Mental Health Association of Maryland

  • MHAMD is a statewide education and advocacy agency. Through community outreach and education, they provide Marylanders of all ages with information to improve their understanding of behavioral health, increase knowledge of effective interventions, reduce stigma, and strengthen pathways to care. The public policy team works with the Maryland legislature, members of Congress, government officials, and other stakeholders to advocate for laws and policies that improve access to quality mental health and substance use treatment for all Marylanders.

Maryland Coalition of Families

  • MCF helps families who care for someone with behavioral health needs. Using personal experience, they connect, support and empower Maryland’s families. Their staff provide one-to-one support to parents and caregivers of young people with behavioral health issues, anyone who cares for someone with a substance use or gambling issue, and families with youth involved with the Department of Juvenile Services.

Mental Health First Aid

  • Mental Health First Aid® Maryland is a public education national certification course designed to teach individuals, professionals, businesses, and community members the skills necessary to respond with care and genuine support to an individual experiencing a mental health or substance use concern or crisis.

County Resources