Suicide Prevention

Mid-Shore Behavioral Health, Inc.

410-770-4801

410-770-4809

28578 Mary's Court, Suite 1, Easton, MD 21601

Mid Shore Behavioral Health, Inc. provides information and referral assistance to consumers of public behavioral health services.Although we are NOT a treatment provider, our purpose is to develop a full array of quality, accessible behavioral health services, resources and supports throughout our rural region. We provide education and guidance to consumers, family members, providers and community leaders about behavioral health. We seek to improve the health and wellbeing of consumers and the entire community, because we believe behavioral health is essential to overall health, and is as important as physical health. We have hope that we can achieve wellness together, and aim to inspire others to join us in doing so. ​

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Service

Some of MSBH’s main functions include:Systems Planning and Management – As a core service agency, MSBH is responsible for the development and implementation of community planning, management, and accountability mechanisms for the delivery of mental health services. MSBH conducts regular public mental health systems needs assessments, and develops an annual strategic Community Mental Health Plan. MSBH works closely with Local Addictions Authorities (LAAs) who are responsible for the local substance related health service system towards integrated behavioral health systems needs assessment and strategic planning processes which seeks to develop and expand the regional system of care and its capacity to meet the needs of the mid-shore community. This cooperative data collection, analysis and planning processes allow us as local entities to self-govern, and monitor and evaluate the local public behavioral health system.Funds Allocation and Contract Monitoring – MSBH receives funding from Maryland’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and other state and national sources for services and recovery supports to meet needs identified, accomplish the goals of the strategic plan, and to serve our mission. Approximately 92% of the funding received is passed onto community providers throughout the mid-shore, and for some throughout the Eastern Shore, for programs related to mental health, substance use, peer support, crisis intervention, homelessness and affordable housing, sign language interpreters and other safety net provisions. MSBH works collaboratively with our partners, employing accountability and support mechanism to achieve success through the monitoring of contracts.Systems Navigation – MSBH provides information and referral resources to consumers, their natural support systems, providers and community partners seeking behavioral health services and recovery supports for both mental health and substance use. Our staff offers a full continuum of support in responding to help calls, from simply providing a telephone number or basic information to problem solving complicated care need with multiple providers of services and supports. MSBH staff are there to assist with navigating a complicated system of care.

Eligibility

Although Mid-Shore Mental Health Systems, Inc. primarily serves consumers of mental health services under the Public Mental Health System (PMHS), we can offer assistance to all residents of the five county area.

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Areas Served

Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot Counties.

Sante Eastern Shore Mobile Crisis Team

888-407-8018

For help with people in crisis, mental health issues, substance abuse, intellectual disabilities.

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Service

Crisis interventions, assessments & referrals; emergency petitions; anyone in crisis, i.e. situational crises; individuals with suicidal thoughts and/or plans; individuals with psychosis and/or delusions; family and marital conflicts; child/teen/elder issues; domestic violence; substance abuse; intellectual disabilities; links to mental health and substance abuse services; family education. Can’t provide service for transportation in MCT vehicles, or shelter assistance for homeless persons without a mental illness.

Hours of Operation

Operate 24/7/365 or as needed | Hotline Always Available

Areas Served

All 9 Counties of the Eastern Shore

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-8255 or 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We’re committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.The website offers a chat function and additional resources that are more specific.

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Life Crisis Center HOTLINE

410-749-HELP

Provides counseling for victims of domestic violence or sexual assault, suicide prevention, support groups, emergency shelter, shelter referral, medical care, and assistance with the process of prosecution.

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Mid-Shore Fresh Start Recovery Program

(443) 385-0262

Fresh Start is a nonprofit transitional housing program for people recovering from substance-related addiction. Their goal is to provide, in the Mid-Shore area, a stable housing environment complemented by aggressive case management to assist the residents in achieving sobriety, independence, and self-sufficiency with enhanced possibilities for future success.

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Project Chesapeake

443-448-5070

443-448-5070

114 Market Street Suite 103, Denton, MD 21629

The team at Project Chesapeake brings years of experience in the fields of substance abuse and mental health in order to provide communities throughout the State of Maryland with the expertise and compassion to navigate the steps needed to get lives back on track. If you or a loved one is in need of substance abuse or mental health counseling services — and if the prospect of seeking help seems intimidating — we’re here to help.

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Hours of Operation

Mon-Thurs 9am-9:30pm, Fri 9am-3pm

Caroline Behavioral Health

410-479-3800 or 410-479-1882

410-479-3800

606 Sunnyside Avenue, Denton, MD 21629

The Health Department offers an integrated Behavioral Health Program that serves Caroline county residents that have a need for Mental Health support and/or Substance Use recovery.​Our goal is to Strengthen, Support, and Encourage people with behavioral health needs to engage in, and maintain, a successful treatment regime that fosters an individual’s opportunity for independence, productivity, community integration, and quality of life.

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Hours of Operation

Mon-Fri 8am-5pm, Mon, Tues, Thurs evenings by appointment only

Trevor Project Crisis Line (LGBTQ)

1-866-488-7386

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24. Visit the website for more information on TrevorChat and TrevorText. Trained volunteer counselors are ready to listen.

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Maryland Crisis Hotline and Chat

211

Hotline provides crisis intervention, support, and referrals for all ages.Chat available Monday-Friday 4pm-9pm.If you are in immediate crisis and a chat specialist is unavailable, please call the Maryland Crisis Hotline at 1-800-422-0009.

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Department of Veteran’s Affairs and Hotline Numbers

Benefits: 1-800-827-1000Health Care: 1-877-222-VETS (8387)VA Inspector General: 1-800-488-8244Combat Call Center: 1-877-WAR-VETS (1-877-927-8387)Homeless Veteran Services: 1-877-4AID-VET (1-877-424-3838Veteran’s Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 extension 1

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