988 is the dialing code for the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. When you call, text, or chat 988, you’ll be quickly connected to trained crisis counselors who will listen to your concerns, provide support, and get you additional help if needed.
- Mental Health Association of Maryland (MHAMD): Works to ensure that people with behavioral health illnesses reach their rightful place as participating, productive members of our community.
- On Our Own of Maryland: State-wide behavioral health consumer education and advocacy organization that promotes equality in all aspects of society for people who receive behavioral health services. On Our Own develops alternative, recovery-based initiatives.
- Maryland Coalition of Families (MCF): The Maryland Coalition of Families is the statewide voice for children’s behavioral health and is dedicated to: building a family-driven network of information and support; and improving services in all systems of care for children, youth and their families.
- Maryland Addiction Recovery Center: The Maryland Addiction Recovery Center provides a safe, caring, and therapeutic environment for those suffering from drug and alcohol addiction.
- National Alliance on Mental Illness of Maryland (NAMI Maryland): Advocacy organization for families and friends of people with serious mental illness, and for people who have mental illness.
- National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD): A voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting the Nation’s #1 health problem – alcoholism, drug addiction and the devastating consequences of alcohol and other drugs on individuals, families and communities.
- Alcoholtreatment.net: Find information and resources to help you or a loved one battling alcohol addiction.
- College Student’s Guide to Avoiding Drug and Alcohol Abuse: Get practical tips on navigating the pressures of substance use on college campuses.
- Maryland Department of Health (MDH): Oversees the health and welfare of the citizens of Maryland.
- Behavioral Health Administration (BHA): Oversees Maryland’s Public Behavioral Health System, of which the Core Service Agencies and Local Addictions Authorities are the local managers.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA): Part of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. Provides information, program, and funding designed to improve the lives of people with or at risk for mental health and substance abuse disorders.
- National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors (NACBHDD): Federal voice for county sponsored behavioral health authorities.
Service Provider Organizations
- Maryland Addictions Directors Council (MADC): Advocates for quality addictions services that promote healthy individuals, strong families and thriving communities.
- Community Behavioral Health Association (CBH): Professional association for Maryland’s network of community behavioral health providers operating in the public and private sectors.
- Maryland Association for Treatment of Opioid Dependence (MATOD): Consists of organizations that have voluntarily joined together in membership to achieve their mutual goals of providing treatment and services to those affected by opioid use disorders and related conditions in Maryland.
Veterans Community Services
Are you a veteran or a family member in crisis? Dial 1-800-273-8255 and press 1.
For more information on the crisis hotline, chat services and other help that is available to you click here.
Maryland’s Commitment to Veterans provides a confidential forum for veterans and family members to discuss challenges they are facing. Maryland’s Commitment to Veterans helps link you with needed resources.