No one should have to feel completely alone when facing a problem or crisis. If you are experiencing thoughts of suicide, are concerned about a loved one, need referrals, or just need someone to listen, hotline specialists are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year to provide a non-judgmental listening ear and support for any problem you may be facing. Hotline Specialists can even help make connections with mobile mental health services and urgent care appointments.
Who should call?
Anyone, of any age, can call the Hotline at anytime. Hotline receives calls about a variety of concerns including depression, sadness, loneliness, thoughts of suicide, separation or divorce, abuse, relationship problems, conflicts with friends or family members, financial, legal, or employment problems, gay and lesbian issues, and grief and bereavement. Hotline services are also available in over 150 languages and all lines are TTY compatible.
Does it cost anything?
Hotline services are provided free of charge. Your telephone provider’s long-distance rates may apply if you are calling one of our local numbers from out of the area. If you are calling from a cell phone, air time and other cell phone charges may apply.
What number do I call to speak with someone?
You can dial 2-1-1 to speak with a Hotline Specialist. 2-1-1 is available from most land-line and cell phone providers. If you are not able to dial 2-1-1, you can dial our local number, 301-864-7161. You can also dial the statewide crisis hotline at