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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: 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 Mental Health Authority, 410-313-6300
  • Maryland Crisis Connect, 211, option 1
  • NAMI Howard County, 410-772-9300

HCPSS Resources

Psychological Services

School psychologists provide strategies and recommendations to assist with student interventions.

School Counseling

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.