Maryland's Helpline, 211 press 1, is a free and confidential, 24 hour a day, 365 days a year infromation service for individuals and family members facing mental illness and/or substance use disorders. THis service provides help and support, and referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. 211 press 1 can also help if you are feeling overwhelmed, or feeling like hurting yourself or someone else. If you are in IMMEDIATE DANGER of hurting yourself or someone else, please call 911.
Another way to get help and information about services for mental illness/substance use disorders is to contact the local Behavioral Health Authority office in the county where you live. They are equipped to help you determine what services you may need and how to connect with them in your local community. A list of the Local Behavioral Health Offices can be found here.