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: 301-738-2255
To help yourself or a friend with suicidal thoughts call: 1-800-273-8255
If you are concerned about your safety in school or the safety of other students call: 833-MD-B-SAFE
EveryMind 301-424-0656 For crisis prevention and intervention services.
Montgomery County Crisis Center240-777-4000 or walk-inFor free, immediate response to crisis situations.
infoMontgomeryDirectory of mental health service providers and resources in Montgomery County.
Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Services240-777-1432Outpatient mental health services for children, adolescents, and their families.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services AdministrationDirectory of mental health and substance abuse treatment facilities across the U.S.
Screening and Assessment Services for Children and Adolescents240-777-1430Substance abuse assessment and treatment referrals.
Family Services, Inc.301-840-2000Community mental health services and programs for families.
Montgomery County Access to Behavioral Health Services240-777-1770For assistance in obtaining appropriate outpatient mental health services for individuals eligible through the public mental health system.
Montgomery County BtheOne Campaign
The Campaign to Change Direction: Know the Five Signs
The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide
Anxiety and Depression Association of America
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Maryland School Psychologists' Association
Maryland Coalition of Families
The National Center for Children and Families