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Crisis Hotlines

Need Help Right Now? Feeling Overwhelmed? 1-800-422-0009

On evenings and weekends, when the Counseling Center is not open, you may call the 24-hour Maryland Youth Crisis Hotline at 1-800-422-0009. lists several crisis lines across the state of Maryland

Sheppard Pratt Crisis Walk-in Clinic (CWIC) (410-938-5302) is designed for individuals who need immediate or urgent psychological triage and referral to an appropriate level of care. They offer in-person services at 6501 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21204, and virtual services for all Maryland residents.


Crisis Hotlines:

Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: call or text #988. Formerly known as National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.  

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255). Their website also offers a Therapy Finder for those will less acute or longer-term mental health needs

National Suicide Prevention Textline: Text "start" to 741-741

Baltimore Crisis Response, Incorporated (BCRI), at (410) 433-5175. For Baltimore City residents: BCRI can send staff to meet with you at your residence, or wherever you are, for evaluation and recommendations for your immediate care if you are in distress.

Baltimore County Crisis Response, at (410) 931-2214.  You don't have to be a resident of Baltimore County to call. This office provides on-site crisis services as well as appointments for psychiatric evaluations and prescriptions for medication if needed.


Other hotlines that may be useful to you include:

THE TREVOR PROJECT is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24. Call or text 24/7:  1-866-488-7386   or chat 

HOUSE OF RUTH is a leading intimate partner violence center, providing safety, support, and referrals for battered women and children. Their 24-hour hotline is (410)889-7884; for more information,

NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE  Advocates are available 24/7 to talk confidentially with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship. 1-800-799-7233 | 1-800-787-3224 (TTY) or IM chat at    

RAINN - National Sexual Assault Helpline Trained staff members are available 24/7 to provide free and confidential support to any person who has experienced sexual assault. Call 1-800-866-4673 or use the online chat function at 

THE VETERANS CRISIS LINE connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline 24/7/365. Call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, text 838255, or IM chat at 

SAMHSA's National Helpline: also known as, the Treatment Referral Routing Service, this Helpline provides 24-hour free and confidential treatment referral and information about mental and/or substance use disorders, prevention, and recovery in English and Spanish. Call 1-800-662-HELP (4357).


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