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At the Prince George's County Health Department, you don't have to face substance use disorders or mental health issues alone. There are behavioral health providers who can help you, your family and your community become healthier and happier.  


Mental Health Services

If you or someone you know is feeling down, stressed, or having thoughts about hurting themselves, there's help available. You can call 988 and press one, or text MD to 741741 to talk to someone who knows about mental health and can give you support. They can also help with issues related to drugs or alcohol.


988 Maryland is a hotline that's open 24/7. You can call anytime, and they'll connect you with trained specialists who can help with mental health, drug, or alcohol concerns. They can also tell you about health services in your community.

Crisis Text Line

If you prefer texting, you can text MD to 741741. This is the Crisis Text Line, and you can reach out anytime you're going through a tough time.

Behavioral Health Providers in Prince George's County 

There are support groups and advocacy groups right in your community. These groups offer counseling and information for young people, adults, and families dealing with mental health conditions. 

Search the resource library for Behavioral Health Services in Prince George's County.

Advocacy and Support Resources

Support groups offer peer counseling and information to young people, adults, and their families.

Advocacy groups connect young people and families in Prince George’s County, with resources that will help improve opportunities for people with mental health conditions.

Maryland Coalition of Families | Phone: 410-730-8267

  • Youth and Parent Peer Support
  • Parent & Family Advocacy

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) | Phone: 301-429-0970

  • Youth, Parent & Family Support and Advocacy
  • Young Caregiver Support

On Our Own of Prince George’s County | Phone: 301-699-8939

  • Self Advocacy & Peer Support (18+)

Substance Misuse Resources

A variety of resources and services are available for individuals and family members struggling with substance misuse and addiction.

Take this quick self-assessment: Can you answer ‘yes’ to these questions about drug or alcohol addiction?

Alcohol & Drug Prevention Program

The Alcohol & Drug Prevention Program in Prince George’s County is dedicated to educating residents, schools, and community-based organizations about the harmful effects and risks involved with alcohol and drug use. To learn more, please visit the Alcohol & Drug Prevention Program webpage.

Naloxone Training

The opioid epidemic has been affecting communities nationwide, including our region. To combat this issue, Prince George's County provides free naloxone kits and training sessions. Naloxone can help reverse an opioid overdose and prevent deaths. To register for free training and receive a free intranasal naloxone kit, please call (301) 583-5920. It's important to note that naloxone is available in Maryland pharmacies without a prescription.

Additional Mental Health and Substance Misuse Programs and Services

A variety of treatment options are available for individuals or family members with addictions to drugs, alcohol, and other substances. Other behavioral health services are also offered through the Health Department.

Local Behavioral Health Authority (LBHA)

If you need more information about mental health and substance misuse programs, you can call 301-856-9500. The Local Behavioral Health Authority (LBHA) can provide information and referral services for mental health and substance use-related resources.

SAMHSA Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator

If you're looking for treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. Territories for substance abuse, addiction, or mental health problems, you can check out the SAMHSA Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator.

General Information

Call 301-856-9500 for general information about Behavioral Health Services.


Behavioral Health and Addiction Treatment Information



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