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How We Help

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 want someone to listen, Hotline Call Specialists are available 24 hours a day to provide support for any problem you may be facing. The Hotline meets and exceeds all standards and requirements set by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for a crisis intervention telephone service. The Hotline is also certified by the American Association of Suicidology as a Crisis Intervention Program.

Who can call?

Anyone, of any age, can call the Hotline at anytime. Hotline receives calls about a variety of concerns including depression, sadness, thoughts of suicide, separation or divorce, abuse, conflicts with friends or family members, financial, legal, or employment problems, gay and lesbian issues, and grief and bereavement.

What does it cost?

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.

2-1-1 is currently available from most cell phones and land-lines. However, if you experience difficulties calling 2-1-1, you may access the identical service by calling 301-662-2255 or 1-866-411-6803 (outside of Frederick County).

*Airtime and other charges may apply for cell phone users.

View the Mental Health Association of Frederick County’s privacy policy

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301.662.2255 (local)
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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

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