Need immediate emotional support for yourself or someone else?
Call 988 to connect to a counselor who can help. Our specialists provide confidential care 24/7. Because we all need help sometimes.

The Here2Help Hotline (410-433-5175) and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) are still working — and can also be reached by calling 988.

When life gets tough, it can feel overwhelming. But it can get better.
CALL 988 offers high- quality emergency emotional support to residents in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Howard County, and Carroll County.

Whatever problems you are dealing with, 988 is here to help.

  • All calls are free and confidential.
  • You will always be treated with dignity.
  • Most callers get immediate relief.


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Call 911 for help with an overdose

If you are helping with an overdose, it’s best to call 911 for medical help – even if you’ve administered naloxone. 

When you call to 911 to help someone who is overdosing, The Good Samaritan Law offers some protections.

The Good Samaritan Law DOES:

  • Apply to you, even if you are on probation, parole or pre-trial release
  • Protect against arrest and prosecution for some misdemeanors, including:
    • Possessing or using drugs/drug paraphernalia 
    • Providing alcohol to minors
    • Underage possession of alcohol
  • Protect the person overdosing from prosecution 

The law DOES NOT:

  • Protect other people at the scene if they aren’t helping with the medical emergency
  • Protect against open warrants

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