Behavioral Health Resources

Important Resources

Grassroots Crisis Intervention (410) 531-6677
HC DrugFree Prevention Resources
 (443) 325-0040
Howard County General Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine
Howard County Health Department Behavioral Health Page (410) 313-620
Howard County Mental Health Authority (410) 313-7350 
NAMI HowardCounty (410) 772-9300
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-8255
Way Station, Inc.
 (410) 740-1901
Before It's Too Late 1-800-422-0009
Howard County Behavioral Health Resource Directory revised 4.13.18
Crisis Text Line Text 741741 from anywhere in the USA
HCLHIC Partner Mental Health First Aid Classes & Suicide Intervention Programs revised 4.24.18
HCLHIC Partner Mental Health First Aid & Suicide Intervention Instructor Certification Programs revised 4.24.18

Behavioral Health Referral Resource Tool
This tool provides a quick reference to local, state and national resources that can provide referrals for behavioral health support. Click here to download a copy..

Overdose Response Training
Opioid Overdose Response Program Information video
Maryland Overdose Response Program (ORP) Online training for NaloxoneOnline training for Naloxone

Howard County Opioid Overdose Response Program
SAMHSA Opioid Overdose TOOLKIT

Opioid Video & Education Resources
Opioid Epidemic Fact Sheet 
Taylor and Kylie – Losing a Sister to Heroin
PSA: Naloxone :15
PSA: Naloxone :30 

PSA: Stigma "Sick Girl" :15
PSA: Stigma "Sick Girl" :30
PSA: Stigma "Lost in Crowd" :15
PSA: Stigma "Lost in Crowd" :30
PSA: Good Samaritan :30
Overcoming Opioids: Fentanyl
Chasing the Dragon - Edited Version
Not My Child- Anne Arundel County
Not My Child- Suffolk County
Before It's Too Late- Heroin & Opioid Epidemic PSA - 60 Seconds
Good Samaritan Law Poster (Click here to Download) 
Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain (Click here to download)

Youth and Family Behavioral Health Resources
Hopeworks Howard County
Howard County Public School System
MD Youth Crisis Hotline (800) 422-0009
Teen Health Matters
Teen Health Podcasts


What To Do With Old Medication
Please DO NOT flush unwanted medications down the toilet.


  • The Howard County Police Department and HC Drug Free have unveiled three permanent medication disposal boxes in an effort to assist residents in disposing of unwanted or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications safely and anonymously. These are available daily and year-round. They are located at the Northern District Station (3410 Courthouse Drive in Ellicott City), Southern District Station (11226 Scaggsville Road in Laurel) and Gary Arthur Community Center (2400 Route 97 in Cooksville). Questions? Call 410-313-3200.
  • Place the pills in a plastic zip-top bag with coffee grounds, flour or kitty litter and put the bag in your regular trash. This makes the medicines undesirable and prevents toxins from contaminating our drinking water.
  • Local pharmacies may offer take-back or mail-in programs where a prepaid envelope is filled with unwanted medication and mailed to a disposal facility.
  • Looking outside of Howard County? Take advantage of government-sponsored programs when available. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has offered prescription drug take-back programs. Visit for information.
  • Visit for additional information and details about prescription donation sites.
  • Once you have safely disposed of the medication, you can recycle your empty medicine bottles.