Harford to Launch 24/7 Behavioral Health Crisis Hotline

Harford County will be home to a new 24/7 crisis hotline for mental health and addiction services.

Callers will receive information on behavioral health services and have access to peer recovery specialists. Call line staff will have access to mobile crisis teams.

CBS Baltimore reports:

“When Harford County citizens or families are in crisis, we want them to know they are not alone and help is available,” said Howard County Executive Barry Glassman. “The depths of addiction, depression, or thoughts of suicide can strike at any time, night or day. That is also a window of opportunity when access to a caring professional and connections to the right resources will save lives.”

The article notes that the hotline will launch in 2019 and was created through a partnership between the University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health (UMUCH) and Harford County health agencies. Plans are in the works to connect it to the statewide referral line to help share resources and information.

Visit CBS Baltimore to learn more.