HOTLINES & HELPLINES

National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

988

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

Local Crisis Line: 240-964-1399

Veterans Crisis Line

The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline.

1-800-273-8255 • Press 1 or Text: 838255

MD Problem Gambling Helpline

As a gambling problem develops, it becomes more and more devastating, potentially evolving into a crisis situation impacting family members and friends. It is very important to get help as soon as possible as this condition escalates rapidly even resulting in incarceration and suicide. The Center’s 24/7 free and confidential helpline is a great way to start getting help. Visit www.mdproblemgambling.com for resources.

Maryland State AIDS Hotline

Information on testing and other referrals. Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm (Except Holidays)

800-638-6252 or Hearing Impaired: 800-553-3140

Postpartum Depression Hotline

Provides peer support and referrals for mothers suffering from postpartum depression.

Trevor Project Crisis line

The leading national organization providing crisis intervention & suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ} young people ages 13-24. For more info, visit www .thetrevorproject.org. TrevorChat and TrevorText . provide trained volunteer counselors who are ready to listen.

There is Hope Phone App

STUDENTS IN CRISIS: ENSURING SAFETY: This app allows students with suicidal ideation to take the self-assessment if their thoughts get stronger. A high score helps them easily access the Grassroots Crisis Hotline.

State Websites

Books

“I Am Not Sick, I Don’t Need Help” by Xavier Amador, Ph.D.

“Cracked, Not Broken: Surviving and Thriving After a Suicide Attempt” by Kevin Hines.

My Son, My Son: “A guide to Healing after Death, Loss, or Suicide” by Iris Bolton

“Beyond Surviving” by Iris Bolton