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.
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