The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
Marylanders who are experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis have a new way to get immediate help. Contacting 988 provides a direct connection for anyone needing support for mental health or substance use (problems with drugs and alcohol), having thoughts of suicide, or being worried about someone who may need crisis support. Learn more at 988.maryland.gov.
The 988 Toolkit: Community Outreach Materials
MDH's 988 Toolkit provides downloadable and printable community outreach materials. Access posters, digital and audio ads, flyers and wallet cards. Spanish materials are available. We strongly encourage you to use, share and promote these materials with your audiences and networks in order to ensure a clear understanding of 988, how it works and the services provider.
MPX: Maryland's Response
On June 16, 2022, the MDH state public health laboratory identified the first presumptive human monkeypox (MPX) virus infection in a Maryland resident. In response, MDH began a coordinated response with state, federal, and local government partners, faith-based and community-based organizations, and advocates in impacted communities, to identify, test, treat, and prevent MPX virus infection and provide access to resources for high-risk populations.
MPX: How You Can Help
With support from all partners, MDH can raise awareness about MPX and get information to people at high risk for infection and severe illness. The MDH MPX webpage provides fact sheets, videos, FAQs, clinician information, and an outreach toolkit with shareable social media assets and fact sheets. Please share these resources and information widely through your community and organizational networks. Visit health.maryland.gov/monkeypox.