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 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

 
What is 988?
The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is a support helpline for people experiencing mental health or substance use emergencies. People can call (or text or chat) 9-8-8 to talk and to connect with services.


​Connect with a caring call specialist 24/7​
In danger or need immediate medical attention? Call 911 now.




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In addition to contacting 988, you can find mental health and substance use services for you or your loved one.​​​ Explore our 988 FAQs to learn more about how 988 works in Maryland. We also encourage professionals and providers to review and share free outreach materials from our 988 Toolkit.​​​​​​ NEW video: What is 988 and how does it work?​​


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