Mental Health Awareness


Mental Health Fair

MCPS hosted the 2019 Mental Health Fair on November 9 at Gaithersburg High School. Parents, students and community members had an opportunity to hear from MCPS staff, students and outside professionals about topics impacting their children, and learn about resources that support students’ physical, social and psychological well-being.

Community Resource Guide

Community Resources for Support and Assistance (English)
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Learn about BTheOne, a public education campaign and website on suicide and substance abuse prevention for teens and parents.

Visit for more information about teen suicide and substance abuse and how to help.

Mental Health and Crisis Support

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, 4-9 p.m.

More Information and Resources

Be Well 365

Be Well 365 provides students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities in six essential areas of physical, social, and psychological development that support academic growth and lifelong personal and career success. Combining social and emotional learning with academic instruction contributes to greater student engagement and long-term academic success.

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Bullying, Harassment and Intimidation Support

Every student deserves a safe and welcoming learning environment, free from bullying. If you are being bullied, have witnessed an act of bullying, or have knowledge of any incidents involving acts of bullying, please talk with your teacher, counselor, principal, coach, a member of your family, or any adult you trust. You can also call the Montgomery County Hotline at 301-738-2255 or Safe Schools MD at 1-833-MD-B-SAFE.

Additional information about MCPS best practices, strategies, interventions, and resources to prevent and address bullying is available on the Bullying, Harassment and Intimidation Prevention webpage.

Bullying, Harassment and Intimidation Prevention


For Students

Youth Crisis Hotline

24 Hour Hotline

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

For Staff

MCPS Employee Assistance Program
Crisis support services and referral information for MCPS employees.

For Community

Montgomery County Child and Adolescent Mental Health Program

Montgomery County Crisis Center
Free and immediate response to crisis situations by telephone or walk in services

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
Assistance in obtaining outpatient mental health services for persons eligible for the Public Mental Health System, Maryland Health Partners