Mental Health and Crisis Support

To help students in a time of crisis, each MCPS school has a student support 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 feel supported, engaged, safe, and available for learning.

In the event of an individual or school wide crisis, the goal of the team is to return those affected 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.


If you are in a crisis or know someone who is call:

To help yourself or a friend with suicidal thoughts call:

If you are concerned about your safety in school or the safety of other students call:

Community Resources

For crisis prevention and intervention services.

Montgomery County Crisis Center
240-777-4000 or walk-in
For free, immediate response to crisis situations.

Directory of mental health service providers and resources in Montgomery County.

Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Services
Outpatient mental health services for children, adolescents, and their families.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Directory of mental health and substance abuse treatment facilities across the U.S.

Screening and Assessment Services for Children and Adolescents
Substance abuse assessment and treatment referrals.

Family Services, Inc.
Community mental health services and programs for families.

Montgomery County Access to Behavioral Health Services
For assistance in obtaining appropriate outpatient mental health services for individuals eligible through the public mental health system.