We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.

Specialized Crisis Lines

The BlackLine
800-604-5841 Call or text

“BlackLine® provides a space for peer support, counseling, witnessing and affirming the lived experiences to folks who are most impacted by systematic oppression with an LGBTQ+ Black Femme Lens." Call BlackLine® prioritizes BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color).”

The Trevor Project
– a hotline for LGBT youth

Trans Lifeline
U.S.: (877) 565-8860
Canada: (877) 330-6366

Designed for transgender people, the Trans Lifeline is staffed by people who are themselves transgender.

(800) 267-5463

Set up for police officers, staffed by retired police officers who volunteer their time, this hotline provides crisis intervention 24/7.

International Hotlines
The above hotlines are based in the U.S. You can find a list of international suicide hotlines here. It is maintained by the International Association for Suicide Prevention.

NAMI provides advocacy, education, support and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

Tax Assistance

  • IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers

      • IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers (TACs) are your source for free personal tax help

      • when you believe your tax issue cannot be handled online or by phone.

Protective Services

    • Child Protective Services

        • Calvert County 443-550-6969 / 800-787-9428(toll free)

        • Charles County 301-392-6739 / 301-932-2222 (after hours –

      • Sheriff’s Dept.)

        • Prince George’s County 301-909-2450 / 301-699-8605 (after hours)

        • St. Mary’s County 240-895-7016 / 301-475-8016 (after hours)

      • Washington County 240-420 -2222

    • Adult Protective Services

  • Maryland Coalition of Families