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The Anne Arundel County Mental Health Agency (AACMHA) can help connect you with the following types of services:

Crisis Help
If you are feeling overwhelmed by your problems or just cannot cope with daily life, call AACMHA Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 410-222-7858 or our crisis response line 24-hours-a-day at 410-768-5522. There are many services designed to help you through a crisis and get started on the road to recovery.

Case Management
If you qualify for public mental health services, you may be assigned a case manager who will work with you to determine what services you need and help you get them. Your case manager will follow your care to make sure that you are receiving the services you need.

Outpatient Therapy
AACMHA can help you access individual, family and group therapy.

Residential Rehabilitation
Whenever possible, AACMHA tries to help people obtain treatment on an outpatient basis, but for individuals with serious mental health problems a residential program may be necessary. If you require this type of care, one of the county's high quality residential programs can provide housing and intensive therapy.

Full/Partial Hospitalization
If you are facing a crisis, a short-term hospitalization or a day program may help you deal with immediate problems.

Supported Housing
AACHMA funds a variety of supported living programs designed to help individuals with mental health problems successfully transition toward fully independent living.

SOAR Assistance
SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) is a national program designed to increase access to the disability income benefit programs administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA) for eligible adults and children who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness and have a serious mental illness, medical impairment, and/or a co-occurring substance use disorder.

For information about SOAR Eligibility, please call 410-222-7858 or email mhaaac@aol.com.

Respite Services
Caring for a person with serious mental health problems can at times be overwhelming. Respite services are designed to provide caregivers with temporary breaks that will help them to continue providing care over the long-term.

Vocational Services
AACMHA is working to establish stronger links between psychiatric rehabilitation programs and community employers to increase the number of job opportunities available for people with mental health problems.

Mobile Crisis Teams
Our mobile crisis teams provide immediate care for people with mental health problems who are in crisis. The team provides treatment and other services until long-term therapy can be arranged.

AACMH provides funding for a program that provides mentoring for children and adolescents with mental health issues


Suicide Prevention Resources 

Hotlines for families and youth

Call 911 for immediate assistance in any emergency

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Maryland's Crisis Line
Dial 2-1-1, Press 1
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Anne Arundel County Public Schools Student Safety Hotline
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Anne Arundel County Veteran's Service Phone Line
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday-Friday

National Suicide Prevention Hotlines

National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
Dial or Text 988 or Chat
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline
Text: "TalkWithUs" to 66746

Physician Support Line
Monday – Friday: 8AM - 3AM ET
Saturday – Sunday: 8AM - 3AM ET

Veteran's Crisis Line
1-800-273-8255, Press 1, or text to 838255
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Anne Arundel County Department of Health's Gun Violence Intervention Team  (GVIT) Suicide Prevention Toolkit

Anne Arundel County Department of Health's Gun Violence Intervention Team (GVIT) Domestic Violence Toolkit

Anne Arundel County Department of Health's Gun Violence Intervention Team (GVIT) Responsible Gun Ownership Toolkit

Anne Arundel County Department of Health’s Gun Violence Intervention Team (GVIT) Youth Gun Safety Toolkit

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