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If you experience thoughts or plans of harm to self (suicide) or others (homicide), then call: 911 or refer to crisis intervention resources listed below.

Grief can sometimes lead to severe depression, anxiety, or a mental health crisis, including suicidal thoughts. The numbers below may be reached 24 hours/day and have TDD capability for the deaf. If you or someone you love is having a mental health emergency, you can call 988 (New National Crisis hotline as of July 2022), call 911, or go to the closest emergency department at your local hospital.

If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal or homocidal thoughts, there are resources to help.

Local Emergency Crisis Intervention Services: 

  • Call 988 or 911
  • Go to nearest hospital ED
  • Go to Meritus Health Mental Health Walk-In Clinic (M-F 9 AM - 6 PM):
    • This facility provides immediate, non-medical therapy for patients who are experiencing a behavioral health emergency, stemming from a wide range of conditions including anxiety, depression and/or drug and alcohol addiction. Our providers are able to give immediate support and plan for next steps for the patient, including referrals if needed.
  • Washington County Mobile Crisis Services: The Mobile Crisis team is on call 24/7. The Mobile Crisis team can be dispatched during a 988 or 911 call
  • 988 Resource for MD

Suicide Prevention Resources:

Additional Crisis Hotlines in Maryland:

  • Maryland Crisis Hotline
    TDD line 410-531-5086

  • Baltimore (Baltimore Crisis Response)

  • Howard County (Grassroots Crisis Hotline)

  • Baltimore County (Baltimore Crisis Response)

  • Montgomery County (Crisis Center)
    240-777-4815 TTY

Additional Local Resources:

  • Washington County Sheriff’s Office

  • Maryland State Police

  • Meritus Medical Center

For additional list of resources, check out this guide.

Hospice of Washington County 301-791-6360
Washington County Hotline 1-800-422-0009
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Sheriff’s Office 301-790-3700
Maryland State Police 301-739-2102
Meritus Medical Center 301-790-8000