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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: TEXT 741 741 or CALL 1-800-273-TALK (8255)


National Helpline: 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)

Maryland Youth Crisis Line: 1-800-422-0009; TDD Line-Hearing Impaired: (410) 531-5086

LGBT Youth Suicide Hotline: 1-866-4-U-TREVOR

Relay Service for the Deaf: 1-800-735-2258

Self Injury Hotline:  1-800-DONTCUT (1-800-366-8288)


Menninger Clinic 

Menninger is a leading psychiatric center dedicated to treating individuals with mood, personality, anxiety, and addictive disorders, teaching mental health professionals, and advancing mental healthcare through research.


Adolescent Depression and Suicide Support, One Conversation at a time.

Active Minds

Active Minds is the only organization working to utilize the student voice to change the conversation about mental health on college campuses.

To Write Love on Her Arms 

To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide.  TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire and also invest directly into treatment and recovery.

Speak: Suicide Prevention Education Awareness for Kids 

SPEAK promotes the prevention of youth suicide and works to dispel the social stigma surrounding suicide and depression through a campaign of education and awareness at the community level.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention 

Leading national non-profit organization dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research and education, and to reaching out to people with mood disorders and those impacted by suicide.

American Association of Suicidology 

AAS is a leader in the advancement of scientific and programmatic efforts in suicide prevention through research, education, and training, the development of standards and resources, and survivor support services.

Suicide Prevention Action Network USA

The Suicide Prevention Action Network USA (SPAN USA) is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to preventing suicide through public education and awareness, community action, and federal, state and local grassroots advocacy.


Montgomery County Crisis Center Help Line: (240) 777-4000 or (240) 777-4815

  • Provides immediate responses to crisis situations

Crisis Link Hotline: (703) 527-4077

Local Youth Crisis Hotline:  (301) 695- 5683

Montgomery County Youth Crisis Line: (301) 738-9697

  • Telephone counseling, crisis&suicide intervention/prevention, Information, referral, and supportive listening

Montgomery County Hotline: (301) 738-2255

  • Provides free, confidential 24-hour crisis&suicide intervention/prevention, referral, and supportive listening

Mental Health Association-Therapist Line: (301) 738-7176

Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Information: (240) 777-1245

Provides easy access to information about Health and Human Services and programs in Montgomery County, Maryland

Prince Georges's County Hotline: (301) 864-7161

Baltimore County Crisis Response : (410) 931-2214



Montgomery County Crisis Center - Rockville, MD: (240) 777-4000

Adventist Behavioral Health-  Rockville, MD :  (301) 251-4500

Montgomery General Hospital- Olney, MD : (301) 774-8800

Children's National Medical Center- Rockville, MD : (301) 424-1755 

Suburban Hospital- Bethesda, MD : (301) 896-3027 

Psychiatric Institute of Washington- Washington, DC : (202) 885-5600

Washington Adventist Hospital-Takoma Park, MD : (301) 891-5600

Washington Hospital Center- Washington, DC : (202) 877-576

George Washinton University Hospital- Washington DC : (201) 741-2900 

Georgetown University Hosital- Washington, DC : (2010) 687-8609 

Holy Cross Hospital- Silver Spring, MD : (301) 754-7860 

Doctors Community Hospital- Lanham, MD : (301) 5552-8544

INOVA Fairfax Hospital- Falls Church, VA : (703) 776-29-6

Laurel Regional Hospital- Laurel, MD : (301) 497-7980

Montgomery County Screenings/Assessment Services for Children/Adolescents:  (240) 777-1430



National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI): 1-800-950-NAMI

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill-Montgomery County, MD: (301) 949-5852

National Mental Health Association: 1-800-969-NMHA

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance: 1-800-82-NDMDA

Depression and Related Affective Disorders Association: (410) 583-2919

Parent Stress Line: (301) 662-2255


Skin Game-A Cutter's Memoir by Caroline Kettelwell 

Bodies Under Siege by Dr. Armando Favazza, MD

The Plight of Chronic Self-Mutilators by Dr. Armando Favazza, MD and Karen Conteri

CUT-by Patricia McCormick 

A Bright Red Scream by Marilee Strong

Women Who Hurt Themselves, A Book of Hope and Understanding by Dusty Miller

The Scarred Soul: Understanding and Ending Self-Inflicted Violence by Tracy Alderman, PhD

Cutting The Pain Away by Ann Holmes and Carol Nadelson

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, (DBT) by Dr. Marsha Linehan PhD

Girl Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen 

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