An overwhelming 39.1% of Maryland adults reported having symptoms of depression and/or anxiety last year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Worse yet, among those suffering, 31.3% were unable to find much-needed counseling and/or therapy. It’s not just adults, either. Depression rates among Maryland teens have been on the rise since 2004.
It’s clear that Maryland residents are in need of help for depression and anxiety. Fortunately, there are free and anonymous helplines available to all residents. These phone numbers are more than just digits on your smartphone. Call today and receive immediate assistance for any and all mental health issues, including depression and/or anxiety.
The National Depression Hotline
Anybody anywhere can call 866-629-4564 to reach a specialist with The National Depression Helpline. It’s a free, confidential, around-the-clock helpline for depression and/or anxiety. Call now for immediate assistance, or click here to visit the website which offers a wealth of additional information and resources. When you’re ready, we’re here to listen.
Grassroots Crisis Intervention
GCI is a 24/7 access point for assistance with behavioral and/or mental health, as well as with homelessness. Maryland residents can call 410-531-6677 to be connected with a professional. Click here to visit the GCI website, which offers more info and resources.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness offers a helpline for all US residents to receive assistance for depression and/or any form of mental issue. Call 800-950-6264 from Monday to Friday, 10AM to 10PM, or text “HelpLine” to 62640. You may also visit the Maryland-specific NAMI website, which offers a wealth of info, by clicking here.