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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.  In addition, you may text concerns to 301-738-2255 Monday through Thursday, 4:00-9:00 p.m.

Community Resources

Montgomery County Child and Adolescent Mental Health Program (external site)

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

EveryMind (external site)
For mental health referral and information

infoMontgomery (external site)

Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (external site)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (external site)

Screening and Assessment Services for Children and Adolescents (external site)

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

Know the Five Signs, The Campaign to Change Direction

Maryland School Psychologists' Association

National Association of School Psychologists

The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide

Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

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