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Supporting a Student’s Mental Health

How HCPSS Supports Mental Health

HCPSS promotes the mental health and wellness of each of our students to develop their unique strengths, abilities, and characteristics towards success and well-being. Staff consider the variety of factors that impact a student’s functioning such as age, cultural background, social emotional skills, academic outcomes, and access to resources.

Topics and Guidelines

What to Expect: age appropriate behavior

Warning signs: when to be concerned

Cultural Proficiency: supporting every student

Resources: where to go for help

Local Resources for Immediate Support:

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 800-273-8255
  • Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center, 410-531-6677
  • HC DrugFree, 443-325-0040
  • Howard County Mental Health Authority, 410-313-6300
  • MD Youth Crisis Hotline, 800-422-0009
  • NAMI Howard County, 410-772-9300

Office of Psychological Services Contact

Department of Psychological Services
Applications and Research Laboratory
10920 Clarksville Pike (Route 108)
Ellicott City, MD 21042
410-313-6773 (P)
410-313-6780 (F)

Find out more about Psychological Services for students at HCPSS schools →