If you are thinking about harming yourself or giving up, get on the phone and call the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988  or chat ( talk to someone who can help you through the immediate future.

If you or someone you care about it at imminent risk of taking their life, call 9-1--1.  Ask for a Crisis Intervention Trained officer (police with mental health training) if possible.


24 Hour Crisis Center

Provides telephone and walk-in crisis services
1301 Piccard Drive, Rockville / 240-777-4000
All calls to these services are free and confidential.
Mobile Crisis Outreach will respond anywhere within Montgomery County to provide emergency mental health evaluations. Full crisis assessments and treatment referrals are provided for all crises, both psychiatric and situational. In addition, the program has six crisis beds as an alternative to hospitalization for those who are uninsured or are insured within the public mental health system.

Mental Health/Substance Use Screening & Referral

(also known as ACCESS Team)  240-777-1770

Hospitals--Inpatient and/or Outpatient Treatment and Doctor Referrals

Adventist Behavioral Health
Rockville, MD

Children’s National Medical Center
Rockville, MD

Holy Cross Hospital
Silver Spring, MD

Holy Cross Germantown
Germantown, MD

MedStar Montgomery Medical Center
Olney MD

Suburban Hospital
Bethesda, MD

Washington Adventist Hospital
Takoma Park

Non-Crisis Assessment:

Child and Adolescent Assessment Services

Access to Behavioral Health Services (known as the ACCESS Team)

Assistance with obtaining appropriate outpatient mental health or substance abuse services for Montgomery County adults eligible through the public mental health system.

Walk in assessments – 
Access to Behavioral Health Services
27 Courthouse Square, Suite 101
Rockville. MD 20850
Phone: 240-777-1770
Monday – Friday 9am or 1pm

EveryMind Regional Youth Services Center (Kensington/Wheaton Schools)

Family Services Regional Youth Services Center (Gaithersburg Schools)

YMCA Regional Youth Services Center (Silver Spring Schools)

Family Services, Inc. Outpatient Mental Health Clinic

InfoMontgomery (web based directory of service providers in Montgomery County)

Additional Resources for Information

Suicide Prevention

Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988 or chat (

Click on the titles to be redirected to these sites.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Now Matters Now

You Matter

UMttr-Your LIfe Matters

The Campaign To Change Direction


Substance Use Concerns

Click on the titles to be redirected to these sites.

A website providing information and resources for Montgomery County residents, family members and friends about opioid misuse.

ManyVoices. Smart Choices.

National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens

Partnership for a Drug-Free America

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health