988 Is Here to Help

Need immediate emotional support? Call 988 to connect to a counselor who can help. Our specialists provide confidential care 24/7. Because we all need help sometimes.

The Here2Help Hotline (410-433-5175) and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) are still working — and can also be reached by calling 988.

What happens when you call?

Your call will be answered quickly by specialized counselors who will treat you with understanding and dignity.

What to expect

When should I call 988?

Call whenever you need emergency emotional support or are worried about someone else. The 988 helpline is free and confidential.

Reasons to call

A coordinated community effort

More than 80 partners have invested years of planning to roll out 988 in Central Maryland.

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