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Mental Health

For behavioral health programs, visit the Department of Health and Human Services website and click on “Crisis Services” at top menu.  You can also visit the Montgomery County COVID-19 website for information and resources on mental health and wellness.

24/7 Hotlines

See also Crisis Services for 24/7 Hotlines.

  • Crisis Center:  240-777-4000; 1301 Piccard Dr., Rockville, MD 20850
    • Free crisis services available by phone or in person, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. No appointment necessary. Crisis assessments and treatment referrals provided. Mobile Crisis Team will go anywhere in the County to respond to mental health emergencies.
    • See the presentation from the 2023 Community Navigation Forum to learn more about the Crisis Center's services. (Powerpoint presentation: Slides 16-21) (Presentation recording)
  • EveryMind 24 hour Hotline:  301-738-2255
    • Services are free and confidential. Provides supportive listening, information and resource referrals, and crisis intervention (including suicide assessments) through telephone, text, and chat services.
    • Chat or text at: 301-738-2255 (7 days/week from 8 a.m. to midnight).
  • Red Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio (Español): 1-888-628-9454
    • Lifeline ofrece 24/7, servicios gratuitos en español. Su llamada es confidencial. Si está usted preocupado por una persona que usted sabe que está pasando por una crisis o que piensa en suicidarse, nuestros centros pueden ayudarle. No hace falta que esté usted en crisis para llamarnos. Nuestros centros pueden responder a preguntas generales sobre salud mental, depresión, suicidio, recursos de salud en la comunidad, y muchas cosas más.
  • Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 (Press 1); Text 838255; Chat online
    • 24/7, confidential crisis line for veterans and their loved ones.

General Resources

NOTE: All of the 24/7 hotlines on the left also provide referrals for services.

  • Mental Health Resources for Montgomery County (English): EveryMind 
  • Recursos de Salud Mental Para el Condado de Montgomery (Español): EveryMind 
  • Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator (SAMSHA) 
    • Enter your address, city, or zip code to find treatment for mental health or substance abuse issues near you.  Confidential and anonymous. 
  • ACCESS to Behavioral Health: 240-777-1770
  • Screening and Assessment Services for Children and Adolescents (SASCA): 240-777-1430
    • Provides Montgomery County youth up to age 18 with assessments, treatment recommendations, and referrals, including for drug and alcohol abuse and other related problems.
  • Pro Bono Counseling Project: 410-825-1001 (Mon. to Fri., 8am-4pm)
    • Connects low-income Maryland residents who are uninsured or under-insured with mental health professionals who provide care on a volunteer basis at no cost.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness of Montgomery County (NAMI MC)
    • Provides programs free of cost for individuals living with a mental health condition and for family members, friends, and caregivers of someone living with a mental illness.
    • NAMI MC Resource Helpline: 301-949-5852
      • Helps navigate your mental health resource options. Open Monday – Friday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm EST. Is NOT an emergency service. See 24/7 Hotlines on this page for emergencies.
  • CCI Health Services: 866-877-7258
    • CCI offers behavioral health services for patients ages 6 and up and services for couples and families in English and Spanish. Interpreters available for other languages. Patients are seen virtually and in-person at Silver Spring, Gaithersburg, Takoma Park, and Greenway health center sites. Prenatal patients are seen one day a week for prenatal patients at the Greenbelt health center.
  • Counseling Services at Sheppard Pratt: 301-978-9750
    • Provides age-appropriate and culturally sensitive counseling services to meet the needs of our diverse community. Medicaid, Medicare, other private insurance, and alternative payment options available (for those who do not have insurance).
    • Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies: 301-978-9750
      • Provides no-cost in-home therapy for low-income women suffering prenatal and postpartum depression. Primarily serves uninsured and Medicaid eligible women.
  • Mary’s Center: 844-796-2797
    • Specializes in helping people who have experienced trauma and those struggling with anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance abuse, and many other mental health concerns. Accepts most insurance plans including Medicaid and Medicare. For people who don’t have health insurance, will help apply for public benefits or provide care at a discount.
  • The Lourie Center for Children’s Social and Emotional Wellness: 301-761-2701; 12301 Academy Way, Rockville, MD 20852
    • Mission is to improve the social and emotional health of young children and their families through prevention, early intervention, education, research and training.
  • Latin American Youth Center
  • Cornerstone Montgomery: 301-493-4200
    • Specializes in treating people with both mental health and substance use problems.
  • Open Path Collective
    • Provides affordable mental health services to clients who lack health insurance or whose health insurance doesn’t provide adequate mental health benefits. 
  • Live Another Day
    • Provides mental health and substance abuse resources, with a focus on BIPOC (black, indigenous, and people of color) communities.