We talked to residents throughout Central Maryland, and you told us — it takes courage to call. You also told us it helps to know what to expect.
You'll hear a message telling you that you've reached 988.
We'll play a little hold music while we quickly connect you.
A specialized counselor at the 988 call center closest to you will answer the phone.
Your counselor will listen and provide emotional support.
We also can share resources for longer-term support.
People call 988 to talk about a lot of things —
thoughts of suicide
drinking too much
mental and physical illness
When life gets tough, it can feel overwhelming. But it can get better. Whatever problems you are dealing with, 988 is here to help.