Behavioral Health Resources

Important Youth, Family & Community Resources
Howard County Behavioral Health Resource Directory revised 5.8.18
Grassroots Crisis Intervention (410) 531-6677
HC DrugFree Prevention Resources (443) 325-0040
Hopeworks Howard County (410) 997-2272
Howard County General Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine
Howard County Health Department (410) 313-6202
Howard County Mental Health Authority (410) 313-7350
Howard County Public School System (410) 313-6773
HoCoOpioidHelp.com
NAMI HowardCounty (410) 772-9300
Teen Health Matters (410) 313-7500
Way Station, Inc. (410) 740-1901

Mental Health First Aid & Suicide Intervention Programs
Grassroots Crisis Intervention (410) 531-6677
HCLHIC Partner Mental Health First Aid Classes & Suicide Intervention Programsrevised 6.12.18
HCLHIC Partner Mental Health First Aid & Suicide Intervention Instructor Certification Programs revised 6.08.18
MD Youth Crisis Hotline (800) 422-0009
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-8255
Crisis Text LineText 741741 from anywhere in the USA

Overdose Response Programs & Training
Before It's Too Late 1-800-422-0009
Opioid Overdose Response Program Information video 
http://www.ezcasts.com/eStreamingMedia/MDHoward/
Maryland Overdose Response Program (ORP) Online training for NaloxoneOnline training for Naloxone

Howard County Opioid Overdose Response Program
SAMHSA Opioid Overdose TOOLKIT
Heroin, Fentanyl & Other Opioids: A Comprehensive Resource for Families with a Teen or Young Adult Struggling with Opioid Use

Opioid Video & Education Resources
Opioid Epidemic Fact Sheet 
Taylor and Kylie – Losing a Sister to Heroin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XXHRN2VKSs
PSA: Naloxone :15 https://youtu.be/BB2lvIdGxxg
PSA: Naloxone :30 https://youtu.be/ncE0AWi1KaM 

PSA: Stigma "Sick Girl" :15 https://youtu.be/UGrebJ0AWq8
PSA: Stigma "Sick Girl" :30 https://youtu.be/4eaByeMMFD0
PSA: Stigma "Lost in Crowd" :15 https://youtu.be/yZeJHQmGtpE
PSA: Stigma "Lost in Crowd" :30 https://youtu.be/LrAUMU2dKO8
PSA: Good Samaritan :30 https://youtu.be/wcxItg6xRd8
Overcoming Opioids: Fentanyl https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3XPGScg5fs
Chasing the Dragon https://vimeo.com/204458850 - Edited Version
Not My Child- Anne Arundel County https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45Tl_bFb7-0
Not My Child- Suffolk County https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JUEvleXFpI
Before It's Too Late- Heroin & Opioid Epidemic PSA - 60 Seconds https://vimeo.com/206445708
Good Samaritan Law Poster (Click here to Download) 
Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain (Click here to download)

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 four permanent medication disposal boxes (PILLS ONLY) to help residents dispose of unwanted or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications safely and anonymously. These are available daily and year-round.

  • 10741 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, 21044
  • 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).

If you have sharps (needles, syringes and EpiPens), contact HC DrugFree and do NOT put them in the boxes.