The following resources are presented for your information only and do not necessarily represent our opinions or advice or constitute our endorsement of these services. For mental health emergencies, please CALL 911 or go directly to your nearest hospital.

Community Resources – lists of local organizations, descriptions of what they do, contact info, link to their websites

Maryland-based resources

Maryland Association of Behavioral Health Authorities  has a list of public behavioral health services by county

NAMI Howard County is a leading advocate and resource regarding mental illness in Howard County.

EveryMind has a dedicated staff of professionals and volunteers working to strengthen communities and empower individuals to reach optimal wellness

Frederick Mental Health Association is the leading advocate and resource regarding mental illness in Frederick County.

Sheppard Pratt is the largest private, nonprofit provider of mental health, special education, substance use, developmental disability, and social services. 

Villa Maria Behavioral Health Clinic  provides behavioral health services to children, adults, and families across Maryland. These services include individual counseling, family counseling, psychiatric evaluation, social and coping skill development, and medication management

T.I.M.E. Organization Inc a community-based Outpatient Mental Health Clinic, serving Baltimore City, Anne Arundel County, and all surrounding counties

Mental Health Association of Maryland a leader in progressive programs resulting in more effective treatment, improved outcomes for individuals, increased research, and greater public understanding of the needs of children and adults living with mental illness.

Health Care for the Homeless provides comprehensive health care services and supportive services to people experiencing homelessness

NAMI Montgomery County a leading advocate and resource regarding mental illness in Montgomery County.

Washington County Mental Health a leading advocate and resource regarding mental illness in Washington County.

Harford Belair Community Mental provides high-quality psychiatric and mental health services to all persons in the community who are in need of these services.

Baltimore Behavioral Health a leading advocate and resource regarding mental illness in Baltimore City

For All Seasons Inc  is a non-profit Behavioral Health and Rape Crisis Center serving the five counties of Maryland’s Mid Shore

Changing Turn Community Health Care Services a licensed community mental health organization offering outpatient mental healthcare, outpatient alcohol and substance addiction treatment program, therapeutic behavioral services, psychiatric rehabilitation program, and rehabilitative mentoring. 

Affiliated Sante Group offers comprehensive psychiatric services to residents in Prince Georges and Montgomery Counties, Maryland, and surrounding areas

Board of Child Care  Outpatient Mental Health Clinic meets the needs of children, youth, and families in our community with outpatient behavioral health services

Children's Mental Health Matters  works on raising public awareness of the importance of children’s mental health and substance use, helping reduce the stigma of mental health, and connecting families, educators, and providers throughout Maryland with resources to help children

Crossroads Community Inc  is a nonprofit organization providing behavioral health rehabilitation and case management services to residents of the five mid-shore counties on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

Pro Bono Counseling’s mission is to ensure that Marylanders with limited resources requesting mental health care are provided access to volunteer licensed mental health professionals and other necessary supportive services

WIN Family Services goal is to therapeutically support and strengthen youth, families, organizations and communities through the creation of innovative services, products and initiatives.

Family Service Foundation Inc provides person-centered services that encourage growth in our clients, change their lives for the better, and enrich the local community

Cornerstone Montgomery, Inc. a comprehensive provider of behavioral health serves in Montgomery County. 

Aspire Counseling operates low- to no-cost community-based behavioral health programs to help meet the needs of the growing county population who were struggling to make traditional office-based appointments due to financial, cultural, and language barriers.

Innovative Therapeutic Services is an outpatient mental health clinic and provides individual, group, and family counseling; psychiatric services for children and adults; and psychiatric rehabilitation services to children, adolescents, and adults. 

Channel Marker Inc provides mental health and wellness support for adults and youth with severe mental illness in Caroline, Dorchester, and Talbot counties. Through a wide range of on-site, residential, and community-based services

Anne Arundel County Mental Health can connect you with crisis help, case management, outpatient therapy, residential rehabilitation, full/partial hospitalization, supported housing, respite services, vocational serves, and our mobile crisis teams. 

Chase Brexton Health Services provides a range of clinical services, from primary medical care to behavioral health services to pharmacy, serving a diverse group of patients at our seven clinics

Center for Urban Families maintains an unwavering focus on addressing the key challenges of Baltimore’s urban families by working to connect fathers to their children, creating opportunities for economic and financial security through work, and providing access to other key interventions and supportive services.

Vesta Inc is a private, non-profit, comprehensive behavioral health care organization with services that include therapy, medication management, day rehabilitation programs, residential rehabilitation programs, substance abuse counseling, and supported housing. 

PDG Rehabilitation Services helps people get back to work by delivering a full range of services for people with disabilities

Harbel Community Organization a community umbrella organization in Northeast Baltimore that operates eight direct services programs, provides outpatient substance abuse treatment, and the housing partnership helps families become homeowners.

The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt is a self-pay program treating adults 18 years and older who are at a crossroads or experiencing life-changing events. 

Empowering Minds Resource Center providing direct mental health, substance abuse, and community support services to adults, children, and adolescent clients in institutional and outpatient settings

Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents – Baltimore is a mental health residential treatment facility of the Maryland Department of Health located in Baltimore City.

Community Clinic, Inc provides high-quality & affordable healthcare to patients during all stages of life to the medically under-served in Montgomery & Northern Prince George's counties. Our services include primary care, dental, behavioral & adolescent health, HIV & infectious disease testing & treatment, prenatal & family planning.

 National Associations

  • American Psychological Association - Help Center
  • Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA) is the leader in advocacy, education, training, and research for anxiety and stress-related disorders.
  • Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)  is the nation's leading non-profit organization serving individuals with AD/HD and their families. CHADD has over 16,000 members in 200 local chapters throughout the U.S. Chapters offer support for individuals, parents, teachers, professionals, and others.
  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is the leading patient-directed national organization focusing on the most prevalent mental illnesses. The organization fosters an environment of understanding about the impact and management of these life-threatening illnesses by providing up-to-date, scientifically-based tools and information written in language the general public can understand. DBSA supports research to promote more timely diagnosis, develop more effective and tolerable treatments, and discover a cure. The organization works to ensure that people living with mood disorders are treated equitably.
  • International OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) Foundation  (IOCDF) is an international not-for-profit organization made up of people with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and related disorders, as well as their families, friends, professionals, and others.
  • LD OnLine (Learning Disabilities and ADHD) is the world's leading website on learning disabilities and ADHD, serving more than 200,000 parents, teachers, and other professionals each
  • Mental Health America dedicated to helping all people live mentally healthier lives.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness, a nonprofit, grassroots, self-help, support, and advocacy organization of consumers, families, and friends of people with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic, and other severe anxiety disorders, and other mental illnesses that affect the brain.
  • National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Eating Disorders . is a non-profit corporation that seeks to prevent and alleviate the problems of eating disorders, especially including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder.
  • National Center for PTSD (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder) aims to advance the clinical care and social welfare of U.S. Veterans through research, education, and training on PTSD and stress-related disorders. This site provides educational resources for Veterans and also for health care providers, researchers, and the general public.
  • National Child Traumatic Stress Network was established to improve access to care, treatment, and services for traumatized children and adolescents exposed to traumatic events.
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline provides 24-hour support through advocacy, safety planning, resources, and hope to everyone affected by domestic violence.
  • National Eating Disorders Association is a national non-profit eating disorders organization that provides information, referrals, support, prevention, conferences, and newsletters.
  • National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) provides leadership in the national effort to reduce alcohol-related problems.
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)'s mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction. This charge has two critical components. The first is the strategic support and conduct of research across a broad range of disciplines. The second is ensuring the rapid and effective dissemination and use of the results of that research to significantly improve prevention and treatment and to inform policy as it relates to drug abuse and addiction.
  • National Institute of Mental Health Part of National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIH is one of the world's foremost medical research centers. An agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the NIH is the Federal focal point for health research. The NIH website offers health information for the public as well as medical professionals. 
  • Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE and the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline at rainn.org, and publicizes the hotline's free, confidential services; educates the public about sexual assault; and leads national efforts to prevent sexual assault, improve services to victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.

Hotlines

Sometimes when we are overwhelmed in a situation, we need to talk to someone right away.  We offer the following resources that could be helpful when you are in immediate need of support.  Please feel free to call the hotlines at any time to reach a compassionate and trained person who can support you

Suicide Hotlines

Domestic Violence and Abuse Hotlines