What you hold in will, in time, find a way out. Your emotions need room to breathe as much as you do. Give yourself permission to vent with these resources.

Maryland Crisis Connect
Provides trained crisis counselors to assist individuals struggling with suicide, physical and sexual abuse, depression, stress, pregnancy, homicide concerns, eating disorders, sexual identity, running away, relationship problems, divorce, sexually transmitted infections, and school issues.


National Suicide Prevention Hotline

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.


Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the US to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line trains volunteers to support people in crisis.

Text 741 741


Grassroots Crisis Intervention (Crisis/Suicide/Runaway/Shelter)
Grassroots operates a 24-hour crisis intervention and supportive counseling hotline. Callers may remain anonymous and may call for a variety of reasons including suicide, family and relationship problems, shelter needs, violent or threatening domestic situations, loneliness or depression, and chemical dependency issues, among others. The Hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
6700 Freetown Rd, Columbia, MD 21044


National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI)
An online community designed to empower young adults through resource sharing and peer support. 
1-800-950-NAMI (6264)


NAMI Howard County welcomes your call to help you find resources and access mental health services. 
9650 Santiago Road, Suite 1
Columbia, MD 21045
(410) 772-9300


Howard County Mobile Crisis Team (MCT)
MCT responds to suicide threats or attempts, intense family or parent/child conflict, psychiatric or behavioral emergencies, crisis situations and traumatic events, and children/adolescents with serious emotional difficulties. MCT is available 9:00 a.m. to 11 p.m., 7 days a week.


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