Resource Websites

This page contains a list of various resources related to mental health, its treatment, and receiving support. If you're ever in need of someone to talk to, there are numbers and pages here you can utilize. There are also various organizations and pages that contain good information that might be helpful. Hopefully you find some useful things here. You can click on the name of any organization to be taken to their website. If you ever feel like you are in danger from others or yourself, please call one of the crisis numbers below or call 911. You don't have to deal with anything alone. 

Also, please note that this page is constantly being reviewed and updated. If you know of a resource that you think would be helpful, whether that be a web page, organization, blog post, etc., please reach out to us using the contact page and we would be happy to consider adding it. 

National Crisis Numbers: 

Maryland Crisis Numbers:
  • Maryland Crisis Hotline: 1-800-422-0009 or TDD line 410.531.5086

    • Mobile Crisis Team Numbers: 

      • Anne Arundel: 410-768-5522

      • Baltimore County: 410-931-2214

      • Baltimore City

        • Adult:410-433-5255

        • Children/Adolescent: 410-433-5175

      • Eastern Shore:888-407-8018

      • Frederick: 301-662-2255

      • Harford: 410-638-5248

      • Howard: 410-531-6677

    • Montgomery: 240-777-4000

    • Prince George's: 301-927-4500

Mental Health Organizations and Resources 

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

“NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

What started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979 has blossomed into the nation's leading voice on mental health. Today, we are an association of more than 500 local affiliates who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need.”

The Maryland Chapter Of NAMI 

 

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)

AFSP's mission is to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide. We fund research to improve interventions, train clinicians in suicide prevention, and advocate for policy that will save lives. We work to find better ways to reach those who suffer, and encourage schools, workplaces, and communities to make mental health a priority.

Whether you’ve lost someone or are struggling with suicidal thinking, you are not alone. We bring people who have been affected by suicide out of the darkness, and give them opportunities to help others.

 

Adolescent Self Injury Foundation

“We are a non-profit organization created for the purpose of offering hope in the recovery process for adolescent and young adult self injurers and their families.  We strive to raise awareness and create positive outcomes for this hard to reach population. We provide resources to navigate the journey towards wellness and recovery.”

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

"The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders. NIMH is one of the 27 Institutes and Centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the largest biomedical research agency in the world. NIH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)."

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Substance Use Organizations and Resources 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

"The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities."

Blog Posts and Web Pages: 

 

Queer- and Trans-Friendly Organizations and Resources 

The National Center For Transgender Equality (NCTE) 

"NCTE was founded in 2003 by transgender activists who recognized the urgent need for policy change to advance transgender equality. With a committed board of directors, a volunteer staff of one, and donated office space, we set out to accomplish what no one had yet done: provide a powerful transgender advocacy presence in Washington, DC.

Today, NCTE is a team of hard-working staff members supported by a nationwide community of transgender people, allies, and advocates with an extensive record of winning life-saving change for transgender people."

The Trevor Project

“Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.”

 

GLSEN

"GLSEN believes that every student has the right to a safe, supportive, and LGBTQ-inclusive K-12 education. We are a national network of educators, students, and local GLSEN Chapters working to make this right a reality.

Our research and experience has shown that there are four major ways that schools can cultivate a safe and supportive environment for all of their students, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression."

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) 

"The Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is a global nonprofit organization providing cutting-edge medicine and advocacy to over 1,000,000 people in 43 countries. We are currently the largest provider of HIV/AIDS medical care in the U.S."

Blog Posts and Web Pages: 

https://www.elemy.com/studio/mood-disorders/autism-and-suicidal-thoughts

https://www.elemy.com/studio/mood-disorders/autism-and-gender-identity