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: tips, guidelines, and where to get 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 Bureau of Behavioral Health, 410-313-6202
- Maryland Crisis Connect, 211, option 1
- NAMI Howard County, 410-772-9300
School psychologists provide strategies and recommendations to assist with student interventions.
Counselors follow a set curriculum to help all students with their personal, social, and academic development.
School Culture and Climate
HCPSS has a strong commitment to teaching students, families, and staff about bullying prevention and providing students with a safe learning environment.
School Social Work
School social workers provide mental health services and facilitate connections between home, school, and community supports to promote students’ academic achievement.