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Mental Health and Crisis Support

mental health To help students in a time of crisis, each MCPS school has a student services team consisting of school counselors, a school psychologist, a pupil personnel worker, and a school nurse.

This team provides services and supports to students so that they are available for learning. In the event of an individual or school wide crisis, the goal of the team is to return those effected to their academic focus as quickly as possible. In addition to training and skills related to their professions, team members are trained to support students and schools during and after a crisis using a model developed in collaboration with the Montgomery County Crisis Center, MCPS Employee Assistance Program, and EveryMind. If you have a concern about your child, please contact any member of the student services team for assistance.

The MCPS Employee Assistance Program provides crisis support services and referral information for MCPS employees.

If you need help and support, or know someone who does, please contact the Montgomery County Hotline at 301-738-2255. The hotline is available 24 hours a day. You can also text concerns to 301-738-2255 Monday-Thursday, 4:00-9:00 p.m.

Community Resources

Montgomery County Child and Adolescent Mental Health Program

Montgomery County Crisis Center  
1301 Piccard Drive
Rockville, Maryland 20850
For free, immediate response to crisis situations through telephone and walk in services

For mental health referral and information


Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Screening and Assessment Services for Children and Adolescents

Montgomery County Mental Health Access Team
For assistance in obtaining appropriate outpatient mental health services for persons eligible for the Public Mental Health System, Maryland Health Partners

Youth Text Line 
Text 301-738-2255 (Monday-Thursday, 4:00-9:00 p.m.) or chat at

Youth Crisis Hotline

24 Hour Hotline

Online Resources

Montgomery County BtheOne Campaign

The Campaign to Change Direction: Know the Five Signs

Maryland School Psychologists' Association

National Association of School Psychologists

The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide

Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools

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