Mental Health and Crisis Support

mental healthTo 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 are 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.

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, you can contact the Montgomery County Hotline at 301-738-2255. The hotline is available 24/7. All calls are free and confidential.

Community Resources

Montgomery County Crisis Center
240-777-4000 or walk-in 
1301 Piccard Drive
Rockville, Maryland 20850
For free, immediate response to crisis situations.

Montgomery County Access to Behavioral Health Services
255 Rockville Pike, Suite 145
Rockville, MD
For assistance in obtaining appropriate outpatient mental health services for individuals eligible through the public mental health system.
Walk in assessments and referrals: Monday - Friday, 9 am or 1 pm

For crisis prevention and intervention services.

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.

Online Resources

Montgomery County BtheOne Campaign

The Campaign to Change Direction: Know the Five Signs

The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide

Maryland School Psychologists' Association

National Association of School Psychologists

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