We are pleased to share the following community resources with you:
On Our Own of Maryland, Inc., is a statewide mental health consumer
education and advocacy group that promotes equality in all aspects of society for people who receive mental health services and develops alternative, recovery-based mental health initiatives.
NAMI Maryland is the state-level affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) in Maryland. NAMI Maryland provides educational resources and events, statewide outreach, advocacy and affiliate organizational support. NAMI Maryland provides the free trainings that allow NAMI affiliates to provide grassroots programming in county-specific communities. NAMI Montgomery County is the local Montgomery County affiliate of NAMI providing free educational classes, support groups, presentations, and resources to all affected by mental illness in Montgomery County, including individuals living with mental illness as well as family members/caregivers of individuals living with mental illness.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. By dialing 1-800-273-TALK(8255), the call is routed to the nearest crisis center in our national network of more than 150 crisis centers. The Lifeline’s national network of local crisis centers provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals day and night.
The Montgomery County Crisis Center provides crisis services 24 hours a day/ 365 days a year. These services are provided over the telephone (240-777-4000) or in person at 1301 Piccard Drive in Rockville (no appointment needed). Mobile Crisis Outreach will respond anywhere within Montgomery County to provide emergency psychiatric evaluations. Full crisis assessments and treatment referrals are provided for all crises, both psychiatric and situational. In addition, the program has six crisis beds as an alternative to hospitalization for those who are uninsured or are insured within the public mental health system.
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.
AddictionCenter.com is a professional web guide that connects individuals struggling with addiction to treatment options. As you may know, over 20 million people in the United States have some sort of addiction, and an estimated one hundred people die from drug overdoses daily. Our goal is to provide families and communities with helpful information on substance abuse, addiction and recovery options.
Recovery.org aims to connect people and their families with the information and resources to help them recover from substance abuse and behavioral disorders. We are a private resource and do not receive funding from any state or government programs, working instead with some of the country’s most respected treatment organizations who support and sponsor our efforts.
Treatment4Addiction.com provides access to captivating personal testimonials written by individuals who are living in remission of this disease or still grappling with addictive issues. Visiting our site is not merely anecdotal, review a variety of links showcasing riveting research articles supporting the hazards of addiction and health dangers posed by chemical dependency. Users who are looking for a drug rehab center can navigate through an extensive treatment center directory based on location or specialty.
StartYourRecovery.org is a free, confidential resource developed with the input of leading clinicians, experts from the White House and SAMHSA, and people in recovery themselves. The website helps individuals take steps toward a healthy relationship with drugs and alcohol. Here, visitors can learn about the experiences of people like them and find the answers they need for recognizing and dealing with substance use issues.