Crisis Resources

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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
866-488-7386 – 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.

Maryland Crisis Resources

A free and confidential service that enables individuals with unmet needs a one-stop access point instead of having to navigate through the sometimes-confusing maze of health and human service agency phone numbers, websites and community resources.

Protective Services