Crisis and emergency RESOURCES
How do I know if I or someone I care about is experiencing a psychiatric emergency?
A psychiatric emergency can be defined as expressing suicidal and/or homicidal thoughts, attempting suicide and/or homicide, untreated symptoms of psychosis (i.e. hallucinations or delusional thoughts), showing signs of becoming violent, or rapid and unusual changes in behavior that are typically out of the individual's norm.
If you believe that you or someone you care about is experiencing a psychiatric emergency, please immediately call or go to one of the crisis resources below. You or someone on your behalf may contact your BWCC therapist once you have been evaluated by a doctor or mental health professional. BWCC is not a crisis center and therefore may refer you to one of these options below if a higher level of care is needed to maintain your safety and well-being.
- Call 911 to be connected to your local police department who can aide and assist in emergency transfer to your nearest emergency room.
- Anne Arundel County Crisis Response Team: 410-768-5522, available 24 hours, 7 days a week
- Oasis Center for Mental Health: 410-571-0888, located at 175 Admiral Cochrane Drive in Annapolis, MD.
*Also provides an emergency nighttime clinic
- National Suicide Prevention Hotlines: 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433) or 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- Anne Arundel Medical Center Emergency Room: 443-481-1000, located at 2001 Medical Parkway in Annapolis, MD.
- Baltimore Washington Medical Center Emergency Room: 410-787-4000, located at 301 Hospital Drive in Glen Burnie, MD.
- Sheppard Pratt Hospital, Baltimore Campus: 410-938-3000, located at 6501 N. Charles Street in Baltimore, MD.
- Sheppard Pratt Hospital, Ellicott City Campus: 443-364-5500, located at 4100 College Ave in Ellicott City, MD.