Suicide Prevention

If you, or someone you know is in crisis, contact:

Suicide is a complex public health issue. The Health Department developed an evidence-based Suicide Prevention Plan to address the many components of suicide prevention, intervention and postvention.

For questions or more information about Suicide Prevention at the Health Department, contact Leah Bulka at [email protected].

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What is Mental Health?
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What is Mental Health?
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Mental health is our emotional, psychological, and social wellbeing. It is equally as important as physical health. 

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What are the Signs Someone is Struggling?
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Common signs that someone is struggling with their mental health include: 

  • Loss of interest  
  • Trouble with sleeping (too much or too little) 
  • Change in eating habits (too much or too little)  
  • Isolating from friends and family  
  • Withdrawing from activities  
  • Sudden changes in mood  
  • Frequent anger or irritability  
  • Frequent worry or nervousness  
  • Increased use of alcohol or drugs  
  • Sudden change in hygiene habits 
How to Have a Conversation
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Starting the Conversation
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First find a private place to talk where there will not be any distractions. Set aside time to have a conversation and find a comfortable place to sit.  

Remember to approach the situation with care and with open ears. If you do not know what to say, try one of these opening lines:  

  • “I’m worried about you and would like to know what’s going on so I can help.” 
  • “Are you okay? I noticed that you’ve missed school/practice a few times.” 
  • “It seems like something is bothering you. Do you want to talk about what’s going on?” 
  • “Seems like you haven’t been yourself lately. What’s up?” 
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During the Conversation
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It is important to give your full attention to the individual when they are being open about how they are feeling. Remember to:

  • Keep it casual and relaxed. Think of the conversation as a chat, not a therapy session. 
  • Listen carefully and nonjudgmentally. 
  • Avoid fixing the problem for them. 
  • Ask open-ended questions to help them talk instead of responding with “yes” and “no.”

Let them open up at their own speed. Do not demand answers or force them to say anything that they are not ready to. 

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Get Help
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Assist the individual to get the professional help that they need. 

  • Help them connect: assist with reaching out to a parent, teacher, doctor, counselor, hotline, or other mental health professional. 
  • Contact Grassroots Crisis Center Hotline: 410-531-6677 
  • Contact the National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255  
  • Contact the MD Helpline by dialing 2-1-1, then press 1 or text your zip code to 898-211

Don’t give up. Stay available and keep offering help.  Handle their trust with care. Follow up and keep checking in to see how they are doing. 

For more tips on how to start the conversation, ask questions, listen, and connect to resources, check out https://afsp.org/realconvo  

Resources
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Prevention
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Sources of StrengthSources of Strength is an evidence-based peer leadership and suicide prevention program for high school students in Howard County. The program connects Peer Leaders with Adult Advisors who share Hope, Help, and Strength-based messages in the community.

Teen Health MattersTeen Health Matters is a website providing information on all aspects of health for adolescents, including detailed information on suicide warning signs. Check out the Teen Health Matters podcast on Dragon Digital Radio here.

Suicide Prevention Trainings and Workshops – The Howard County Local Health Improvement Coalition (HCLHIC) maintains an inventory of mental health and suicide prevention trainings in our area. Trainings and workshops are provided by Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center, NAMI, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and Howard County General Hospital. You can find a list of trainings and workshops here.

Emotional Support HumanEmotional Support Human provides guidance on how to reach out to loved ones and have a conversation about mental health.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) – AFSP’s website provides comprehensive guidance on how to prevent suicide, connect a loved one to help, and navigate a suicide loss.

Maryland Mind HealthMaryland Mental Health Text Message Support connects individuals with caring messages of hope and encouragement. Text MDMindHealth to 898-211 to register.

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Intervention
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Grassroots Mobile Crisis Team – Grassroots Mobile Crisis Team is a team of mental health professionals who respond to psychiatric emergencies, family crises, and other traumatic events in the community. You can reach the Mobile Crisis Team by calling 410-531-6677.  

Community Services Directories – Howard County Health Department maintains a Behavioral Health Directory and other resource guides to assist residents in locating treatment options.  

Resources for Parents Following an Attemptthis resource guide provides information and resources to parents of individuals who have attempted suicide.

Behavioral Health Navigation – Behavioral Health Navigation connects community members with resources for mental health and substance use treatment, as well as information about social and financial supports. Call 410-313-6240 or complete the Google form here to speak with a Navigator.

Maryland Coalition of FamiliesMD Coalition of Families offers support groups to parents and caregivers of individuals with mental health or substance use challenges, as well as Family Navigators to assist with locating services.

NAMI Howard CountyNAMI Howard County offers support groups and educational classes for individuals with mental illnesses and their loved ones.

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Grassroots Crisis InterventionGrassroots facilitates a free, confidential Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group in Howard County. Contact Ashley Badgley for more information: [email protected].

AFSP Healing ConversationsHealing Conversations provides peer-to-peer support for individuals who have lost a loved one to suicide.

The Compassionate Friends of Patapsco ValleyThe Compassionate Friends provide grief support to individuals who have lost a child.

Cultural Resources
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African-American Community
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Crisis Services

Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center

https://grassrootscrisis.org/

410-531-6677

Grassroots provides crisis intervention, walk-in crisis counseling services, substance use screenings, and behavioral health resources and referrals.

HopeWorks

https://hopeworksofhc.org/

410-997-2272

HopeWorks provides counseling, legal advocacy, emergency shelter, and other resources to individuals and families affected by intimate partner and sexual violence.

Maryland Crisis Hotline

https://pressone.211md.org/

Dial 2-1-1, press 1

Call 211, press 1 or text your zip code to 898-211 for help with mental health or substance use.

 

Services to Locate Care

Behavioral Health Navigation

Bureau of Behavioral Health

410-313-6240

Behavioral Health Navigation connects community members, providers, and families to mental health and substance use resources in the community.

Black Mental Health Alliance

https://blackmentalhealth.com/

Black Mental Health Alliance is a local organization that connects the Baltimore community with resources, programs, and clinicians. To be matched with a therapist complete the questionnaire linked here

Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective

https://beam.community/

BEAM offers resources, programs, and a wellness directory to support the healing and liberation of Black and marginalized communities. Their wellness directory lists Black health professionals spanning from doulas to therapists.

Therapy for Black Girls

https://therapyforblackgirls.com/

This website helps Black women find in-person and virtual Black female therapists.

Therapy for Black Men

https://therapyforblackmen.org/

This website helps Black men find care tailored to their needs.

InnoPsych

https://www.innopsych.com/findatherapist

This website has a directory to locate therapists of color near you.

Inclusive Therapists

https://www.inclusivetherapists.com/

This website helps people find culturally responsive therapists from a variety of cultural backgrounds.

 

Support Services for Individuals and Families

NAMI Howard County

https://namihowardcounty.org/

410-772-9300

NAMI provides education, support groups, and connection to resources for individuals affected by mental health and their families.

MD Coalition of Families

mdcoalition.org/

410-730-8267, press 1.

MCF provides family peer support services, education, and support groups to families and caregivers of individuals with mental health or substance use disorders.

Pro Bono Counseling

https://probonocounseling.org/

410-598-0234

Pro Bono Counseling offers a WARMLine to help people locate resources and speak with a professional when they are in need. Pro Bono also provides free counseling to individuals who cannot afford mental health services.

 

Online Resources

Webpage: Emotional Support Human – Emotional Support Human provides guidance on how to reach out to a loved one about their mental health.

Webpage: Real Convo - #RealConvo from American Foundation for Suicide Prevention provides tips on how to start a conversation with a friend or family member about mental health and suicide.

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Asian American & Pacific Islander Community
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Crisis Services

Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center

https://grassrootscrisis.org/

410-531-6677

Grassroots provides crisis intervention, walk-in crisis counseling services, substance use screenings, and behavioral health resources and referrals.

 HopeWorks

https://hopeworksofhc.org/

410-997-2272

HopeWorks provides counseling, legal advocacy, emergency shelter, and other resources to individuals and families affected by intimate partner and sexual violence.

Maryland Crisis Hotline

https://pressone.211md.org/

Dial 2-1-1, press 1

Call 211, press 1 or text your zip code to 898-211 for help with mental health or substance use.

 

Services to Locate Care

Behavioral Health Navigation

Bureau of Behavioral Health

410-313-6240

Behavioral Health Navigation connects community members, providers, and families to mental health and substance use resources in the community.

Immigrant Behavioral Health Services

Bureau of Behavioral Health

410-313-5711

Immigrant Behavioral Health Services links undocumented and uninsured residents with behavioral health services in Howard County.

Luminus

https://www.beluminus.org/

410-992-1923

Luminus is an immigrant advocacy organization that connects new Americans with legal, social, language, housing, and health services to help them achieve their goals. 

 

Websites to Locate Care

Asian Mental Health Collective

https://www.asianmhc.org/

This website has online directories to locate therapists and agencies that specialize in Asian mental health. 

National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association

https://www.naapimha.org/

This website provides information and resources related to AAPI mental health, including a directory of providers.

Asian American Psychological Association

https://aapaonline.org/

This website has information and resources about Asian American mental health. 

Inclusive Therapists

https://www.inclusivetherapists.com/

This website helps people find culturally responsive therapists from similar cultural backgrounds.

 

Support Services for Individuals and Families

NAMI Howard County

https://namihowardcounty.org/

410-772-9300

NAMI provides education, support groups, and connection to resources for individuals affected by mental health and their families.

MD Coalition of Families

mdcoalition.org/

410-730-8267, press 1.

MCF provides family peer support services, education, and support groups to families and caregivers of individuals with mental health or substance use disorders.

Pro Bono Counseling

https://probonocounseling.org/

410-598-0234

Pro Bono Counseling offers a WARMLine to help people locate resources and speak with a professional when they are in need. Pro Bono also provides free counseling to individuals who cannot afford mental health services.

 

Online Resources

Webpage: Emotional Support Human – Emotional Support Human provides guidance on how to reach out to a loved one about their mental health.

Webpage: Real Convo - #RealConvo from American Foundation for Suicide Prevention provides tips on how to start a conversation with a friend or family member about mental health and suicide.

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Latinx Community
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Crisis Services

Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center

https://grassrootscrisis.org/

410-531-6677

Grassroots provides crisis intervention, walk-in crisis counseling services, substance use screenings, and behavioral health resources and referrals.

HopeWorks

https://hopeworksofhc.org/

410-997-2272

HopeWorks provides counseling, legal advocacy, emergency shelter, and other resources to individuals and families affected by intimate partner and sexual violence.

Maryland Crisis Hotline

https://pressone.211md.org/

Dial 2-1-1, press 1

Call 211, press 1 or text your zip code to 898-211 for help with mental health or substance use.

 

Howard County Health Department Programs

Behavioral Health Navigation

Bureau of Behavioral Health

410-313-6240

Behavioral Health Navigation connects community members, providers, and families to mental health and substance use resources in the community.

Immigrant Behavioral Health Services

Bureau of Behavioral Health

410-313-5711

Immigrant Behavioral Health Services links undocumented and uninsured residents with behavioral health services in Howard County.

 

Websites to Locate Care

Therapy for Latinx

https://www.therapyforlatinx.com/

This website has a directory to locate therapists in your area that are Hispanic or Latino.

Latinx Therapy

https://latinxtherapy.com/

This website has a directory of therapists who are Hispanic or Latino.

Inclusive Therapists

https://www.inclusivetherapists.com/

This website helps people find culturally responsive therapists from a variety of cultural backgrounds.

 

Support Services for Individuals and Families

Luminus

https://www.beluminus.org/

410-992-1923

Luminus is an immigrant advocacy organization that connects new Americans with legal, social, language, housing, and health services to help them achieve their goals. 

NAMI Howard County

https://namihowardcounty.org/

410-772-9300

NAMI provides education, support groups, and connection to resources for individuals affected by mental health and their families.

MD Coalition of Families

mdcoalition.org/

410-730-8267, press 1.

MCF provides family peer support services, education, and support groups to families and caregivers of individuals with mental health or substance use disorders.

Pro Bono Counseling

https://probonocounseling.org/

410-598-0234

Pro Bono Counseling offers a WARMLine to help people locate resources and speak with a professional when they are in need. Pro Bono also provides free counseling to Spanish-speaking individuals who cannot afford mental health services.

 

Online Resources

Video: NAMI Compartiendo Esperanza3-part video series that explores the journey of mental wellness in the Hispanic/Latinx communities

Resource Handout: NAMI Cómo Lidiar con una crisis de salud mentalUna guía de recursos de NAMI para lidiar con una emergencia de salud mental

Webpage: Emotional Support Human – Emotional Support Human provides guidance on how to reach out to a loved one about their mental health.

Webpage: Real Convo - #RealConvo from American Foundation for Suicide Prevention provides tips on how to start a conversation with a friend or family member about mental health and suicide.

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LGBTQIA+ Community
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Crisis Services
Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center

https://grassrootscrisis.org/

410-531-6677

Grassroots provides crisis intervention, walk-in crisis counseling services, substance use screenings, and behavioral health resources and referrals.

Trevor Project

https://www.thetrevorproject.org/get-help/

1-866-488-7386

Trevor Project provides free and confidential telephonic and text-based crisis counseling to LGBTQ individuals.

Maryland Crisis Hotline

https://pressone.211md.org/

Dial 2-1-1, press 1

Call 211, press 1 or text your zip code to 898-211 for help with mental health or substance use.

HopeWorks

https://hopeworksofhc.org/

410-997-2272

HopeWorks provides counseling, legal advocacy, emergency shelter, and other resources to individuals and families affected by intimate partner and sexual violence.

 

Services to Locate Care

GMLA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ Equality

GMLA Provider Search Tool

GMLA has an online provider directory to find physical and mental health professionals near you who are LGBTQ affirming.

Pride Counseling

https://www.pridecounseling.com/

Pride Counseling is a teletherapy platform that aims to match LGBTQIA individuals with licensed therapists.

Inclusive Therapists

https://www.inclusivetherapists.com/

This website helps people find culturally responsive therapists from a variety of cultural backgrounds and identities.

Behavioral Health Navigation

Bureau of Behavioral Health

410-313-6240

Behavioral Health Navigation connects community members, providers, and families to mental health and substance use resources in the community.

 

Support Services for Individuals and Families

PFLAG Howard County

https://www.pflaghoco.org/

PFLAG offers support groups, education, and advocacy to LGBTQIA residents and their loved ones.

NAMI Howard County

https://namihowardcounty.org/

410-772-9300

NAMI provides education, support groups, and connection to resources for individuals affected by mental health and their families.

MD Coalition of Families

mdcoalition.org/

410-730-8267, press 1.

MCF provides family peer support services, education, and support groups to families and caregivers of individuals with mental health or substance use disorders.

Pro Bono Counseling

https://probonocounseling.org/

410-598-0234

Pro Bono Counseling offers a WARMLine to help people locate resources and speak with a professional when they are in need. Pro Bono also provides free counseling to 2SLGBTQIA individuals who cannot afford mental health services.

 

Online Resources

Resource Handout: Questions to Help QTBIPOC Find Affirming Mental Health ProvidersThis resource provides questions you can ask to ensure your therapist is a good fit for providing LGBTQIA affirming and culturally responsive care.

Webpage: Emotional Support Human – Emotional Support Human provides guidance on how to reach out to a loved one about their mental health.

Webpage: Real Convo - #RealConvo from American Foundation for Suicide Prevention provides tips on how to start a conversation with a friend or family member about mental health and suicide.

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Older Adult Community
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Crisis Services
Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center

https://grassrootscrisis.org/

410-531-6677

Grassroots provides crisis intervention, walk-in crisis counseling services, substance use screenings, and behavioral health resources and referrals.

HopeWorks

https://hopeworksofhc.org/

410-997-2272

HopeWorks provides counseling, legal advocacy, emergency shelter, and other resources to individuals and families affected by intimate partner and sexual violence.

Maryland Crisis Hotline

https://pressone.211md.org/

Dial 2-1-1, press 1

Call 211, press 1 or text your zip code to 898-211 for help with mental health or substance use.

 

Services to Locate Care

Psychogeriatric Program

Bureau of Behavioral Health

410-313-5711

The Psychogeriatric Program connects older adults, their family members, and caregivers with resources, including behavioral health treatment, assisted living, adult day care. 

Behavioral Health Navigation

Bureau of Behavioral Health

410-313-6240

Behavioral Health Navigation connects community members, providers, and families to mental health and substance use resources in the community.

Office on Aging & Independence and Maryland Access Point

https://www.howardcountymd.gov/aging

410-313-1234

Office on Aging provides services, programs, and referrals to older adults with the goals of reducing social isolation and promoting healthy aging. They maintain a resource directory of services available to adults over 50 in Howard County. 

 

Individual and Family Services

SeniorsTogether

Office on Aging and Independence

410-313-7466

SeniorsTogether is a peer outreach group that offers discussions and events related to emotional wellness, education, and resources. SeniorsTogether also offers support groups for caregivers and individuals with low vision.

Nurse Monitoring Program

Howard County Health Department

410-313-1234

The Nurse Monitoring Program provides county residents with a free evaluation from a Registered Nurse or Licensed Clinical Social Worker who connect participants with resources and referrals for physical and behavioral health, social supports, and legal and financial assistance.

NAMI Howard County

https://namihowardcounty.org/

410-772-9300

NAMI provides education, support groups, and connection to resources for individuals affected by mental health and their families.

On Our Own of Maryland

https://onourownhc.org/

410-772-7905

On Our Own is a peer-led Behavioral Health Wellness and Recovery Center providing peer support, advocacy, and education to individuals with behavioral health conditions to support recovery. 

 

Online Resources

Webpage: Emotional Support Human – Emotional Support Human provides guidance on how to reach out to a loved one about their mental health.

Webpage: Real Convo - #RealConvo from American Foundation for Suicide Prevention provides tips on how to start a conversation with a friend or family member about mental health and suicide.

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South Asian American Community
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Crisis Services

Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center

https://grassrootscrisis.org/

410-531-6677

Grassroots provides crisis intervention, walk-in crisis counseling services, substance use screenings, and behavioral health resources and referrals.

HopeWorks

https://hopeworksofhc.org/

410-997-2272

HopeWorks provides counseling, legal advocacy, emergency shelter, and other resources to individuals and families affected by intimate partner and sexual violence.

Maryland Crisis Hotline

https://pressone.211md.org/

Dial 2-1-1, press 1

Call 211, press 1 or text your zip code to 898-211 for help with mental health or substance use.

 

Services to Locate Care

Behavioral Health Navigation

Bureau of Behavioral Health

410-313-6240

Behavioral Health Navigation connects community members, providers, and families to mental health and substance use resources in the community.

Immigrant Behavioral Health Services

Bureau of Behavioral Health

410-313-5711

Immigrant Behavioral Health Services links undocumented and uninsured residents with behavioral health services in Howard County.

Luminus

https://www.beluminus.org/

410-992-1923

Luminus is an immigrant advocacy organization that connects new Americans with legal, social, language, housing, and health services to help them achieve their goals. 

 

Websites to Locate Care

South Asian Therapists

https://southasiantherapists.org/

This website has an online directory of South Asian therapists.

Asian Mental Health Collective

https://www.asianmhc.org/

This website has online directories to locate therapists and agencies that specialize in Asian mental health. 

Asian American Psychological Association

https://aapaonline.org/

This website has information and resources about Asian American mental health, including a directory of South Asian mental health organizations.

Inclusive Therapists

https://www.inclusivetherapists.com/

This website helps people find culturally responsive therapists from a variety of cultural backgrounds.

 

Support Services for Individuals and Families

NAMI Howard County

https://namihowardcounty.org/

410-772-9300

NAMI provides education, support groups, and connection to resources for individuals affected by mental health and their families.

MD Coalition of Families

mdcoalition.org/

410-730-8267, press 1.

MCF provides family peer support services, education, and support groups to families and caregivers of individuals with mental health or substance use disorders.

Pro Bono Counseling

https://probonocounseling.org/

410-598-0234

Pro Bono Counseling offers a WARMLine to help people locate resources and speak with a professional when they are in need. Pro Bono has a Special Program called CHAI (Counselors Helping [South] Asians and Indians) to meet the mental health needs of the South Asian community.

 

Online Resources

Webpage: Emotional Support Human – Emotional Support Human provides guidance on how to reach out to a loved one about their mental health.

Webpage: Real Convo - #RealConvo from American Foundation for Suicide Prevention provides tips on how to start a conversation with a friend or family member about mental health and suicide.

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Veterans & Military Community
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Crisis Services
Veterans Crisis Line

https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/

1-800-273-8255, press 1

24/7, confidential crisis support for Veterans and their loved ones. 

Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center

https://grassrootscrisis.org/

410-531-6677

Grassroots provides crisis intervention, walk-in crisis counseling services, substance use screenings, and behavioral health resources and referrals.

HopeWorks

https://hopeworksofhc.org/

410-997-2272

HopeWorks provides counseling, legal advocacy, emergency shelter, and other resources to individuals and families affected by intimate partner and sexual violence.

Maryland Crisis Hotline

https://pressone.211md.org/

Dial 2-1-1, press 1

Call 211, press 1 or text your zip code to 898-211 for help with mental health or substance use.

 

Veteran and Military Family Services

Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Easterseals 

https://www.easterseals.com/DCMDVA/our-programs/cvn-home.html

240-847-7500

The Cohen Clinic provides behavioral health care to veterans, active-duty service members, their families, and caregivers.

Headstrong

https://getheadstrong.org/

Headstrong provides free, confidential and stigma-free mental health treatment for military members, veterans, and their families regardless of service era or discharge.

Give An Hour

https://giveanhour.org/

Provides confidential, no-cost mental health services to members of the military and veteran communities.

Vet Centers Readjustment Counseling

Baltimore Office

410-764-9400

Provides counseling, substance use assessments, veteran services referrals, and employment referrals.

 

Howard County Programs

Office of Veterans and Military Families

https://www.howardcountymd.gov/veterans-military-families

410-313-0821

Provides guidance, information, and access to Howard County veterans, military families, their dependents, and survivors. Maintains a Veterans and Military Families Resource Directory.

NAMI Veteran Support Group

https://namihowardcounty.org/support-and-education/veteran-support-group/

410-772-9300

A free, drop-in support group for veterans facilitated by other veterans through NAMI Howard County.

Behavioral Health Navigation

Howard County Bureau of Behavioral Health

410-313-6240

Behavioral Health Navigation connects community members, providers, and families to mental health and substance use resources in the community.

 

Online Resources

Webpage: Emotional Support Human – Emotional Support Human provides guidance on how to reach out to a loved one about their mental health.

Webpage: Real Convo - #RealConvo from American Foundation for Suicide Prevention provides tips on how to start a conversation with a friend or family member about mental health and suicide.

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Young Adult Community
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Crisis Services
Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center

https://grassrootscrisis.org/

410-531-6677

Grassroots provides crisis intervention, walk-in crisis counseling services, substance use screenings, and behavioral health resources and referrals.

HopeWorks

https://hopeworksofhc.org/

410-997-2272

HopeWorks provides counseling, legal advocacy, emergency shelter, and other resources to individuals and families affected by intimate partner and sexual violence.

Maryland Crisis Hotline

https://pressone.211md.org/

Dial 2-1-1, press 1

Call 211, press 1 or text your zip code to 898-211 for help with mental health or substance use.

 

Services to Locate Care

Behavioral Health Navigation

Bureau of Behavioral Health

410-313-6240

Behavioral Health Navigation connects community members, providers, and families to mental health and substance use resources in the community.

Good Therapy

https://www.goodtherapy.org/

This website helps people find local therapists and facilities that can meet their needs. 

Psychology Today

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us

This website helps people find local therapists and psychiatrists that accept their insurance.

Inclusive Therapists

https://www.inclusivetherapists.com/

This website helps people find culturally responsive therapists from a variety cultural backgrounds.

 

Individual and Family Services

NAMI Howard County

https://namihowardcounty.org/

410-772-9300

NAMI provides education, support groups, and connection to resources for individuals affected by mental health and their families.

On Our Own of Maryland

https://onourownhc.org/

410-772-7905

On Our Own is a peer-led Behavioral Health Wellness and Recovery Center providing peer support, advocacy, and education to individuals with behavioral health conditions to support recovery. 

Maryland Coalition of Families

https://www.mdcoalition.org/

410-730-8267, press 1.

MCF provides family peer support services, education, and support groups to families and caregivers of individuals with mental health or substance use disorders. MCF has a support group for young adults called Taking Flight.

Humanim

https://humanim.org/

410-381-7171

Humanim is an agency providing workforce development, behavioral health, and disability services to individuals in Howard County, including young adults with mental health conditions. 

 

Online Resources

Webpage: Emotional Support Human – Emotional Support Human provides guidance on how to reach out to a loved one about their mental health.

Webpage: Real Convo - #RealConvo from American Foundation for Suicide Prevention provides tips on how to start a conversation with a friend or family member about mental health and suicide.

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