This post provides many behavioral health resources in Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties. Independence Now created this guide to help individuals with disabilities find accessible behavioral and mental health services in Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties. While these resources can be used by all, this guide was created with specific intention in response to persistent, systemic violence experienced by disabled Black, Brown, Indigenous, and people of color, as well as the ableist framing of mental illness as a cause of this violence. Independence Now supports the right of all people with disabilities to access appropriate mental healthcare without cultural or systematic barriers.
First call for help quickly:
Looking for Behavioral or Mental Health Services in your county?
Call the local Behavioral Health Authority for a list of targeted case management providers. For all behavioral health and substance abuse services the individual or family can contact the provider offices directly for referral and/or intake information.
Montgomery County Local Behavioral Health Authority
Montgomery County Crisis Center
The Montgomery County Crisis Center provides free crisis services 24 hours a day/ 365 days a year. Services are provided by telephone (240-777-4000) or in person at 1301 Piccard Drive in Rockville (no appointment needed). Mobile Crisis Team (MCT) provides emergency crisis evaluations for individuals who are experiencing a mental health crisis. Full crisis assessments and treatment referrals are provided for all crises, both psychiatric and situational. In addition, the program has four crisis beds as an alternative to hospitalization for those who are uninsured or are insured within the public mental health system.
Prince George’s County Local Behavioral Health Authority
Prince George’s County Health Department
Dyer Regional Health Center
9314 Piscataway Road
Clinton, MD 20735
Acting Director: O’Tilia Hunter
Call 301-856-9500 for general information about Behavioral Health services in Prince George’s County
BIPOC Mental Health Resources from local organizations
Access a database of culturally-competent and patient-centered licensed mental health professionals and a Directory Of Black Psychiatrists:
Read about common barriers as well as what services exist and how those services can help, written by black authors and experts for BIPOC:
CHAI – Counselors Helping (South) Asian Indians: Community discussions and information on mental health and wellness; Translated materials in Hindi, Urdu, Tamil and Bengali:
Looking for a great place to meet peers, people with lived experience who are living with a mental health condition?
Call these Wellness and Recovery Centers for peer groups, events and other peer supports:
Common Ground Wellness & Recovery Center
200 Girard Avenue, Suite 203
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Cynthia Elliott-Amadon, Task Leader
Direct Phone: 301-591-8125
Main Phone: 301-605-1561 Email: Cynthia.Elliott@sheppardpratt.org
Peer center for adults with mental health disabilities. Peer centers are staffed by adults with mental health disabilities, who work with members with mental health disabilities. Our primary members’ disabilities are serious depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder, but we encourage any adult with any mental health disability(ies) to get in touch with us. THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR OUR SERVICES.
Peer Wellness & Recovery Services, Inc. (PWRS)
Silver Spring Wellness & Recovery Center
(Affiliated Sante Group)
1400 Spring Street, Suite 100
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 301-589-2303 x108 or x113
It is available to Montgomery County clients who are receiving or who have received mental health treatment. The SSWRC believes that through peer support each individual is empowered to actively participate in achieving and maintaining their personal wellness and recovery goals.
On Our Own of Prince George’s County, Inc.
5109 Baltimore Avenue
Hyattsville, MD 20781
(not wheelchair accessible)
Want to learn more about mental health or find support for family members?
Call local NAMI chapters for training and support by a grassroots mental health organization that works in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education.
NAMI Prince George’s
HELPLINE: (301) 429-0970 (English & Spanish)
We can help when you need simple answers, community connections, emotional support, or hope during difficult times.
NAMI Montgomery County
Phone: (301) 949-5852 (not a crisis line)
NAMI MC provides a large array of different free classes and support groups for individuals – and family members of those individuals – living with a mental illness. All classes and support groups are offered free of charge and multiple times a week at various locations within Montgomery County and surrounding areas. We offer understanding to anyone concerned about mental illnesses and the treatment of mental illness.