September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Mental health and spiritual health are tightly connected.  Faith can be a source of grounding and strength, hope and grace. But we also sometimes need mental health support, especially during chaotic times like these.  Asking for and seeking help are signs of strength. 

Here is a list of information and resources.  Many of these resources are free.  You can also reach out to Rev. Michele for more information on resources or call the Pastoral Care Emergency Line at 301-458-0768.

Suicide Prevention Week is September 6-12, 2020

National Suicide Prevention Week is an annual week-long campaign in the United States to inform and engage health professionals and the general public about suicide prevention and warning signs of suicide. 

World Suicide Prevention Day is Sept 10

Montgomery County Crisis Center

Consider saving this number in your phone as a possible resource for moments of crisis for those in Montgomery County: Crisis Line: 240-777-4000



EveryMind works to improve mental wellness through counseling and case management, peer navigation to veterans, support to at-risk students and their families, crisis prevention and intervention and community education.

Call/text for crisis support. Text service operating 7 days/week from 12:00pm to 12:00am.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – Montgomery County

301-949-5852 (not a crisis line)

NAMI Montgomery County provides free classes and support groups for individuals – and family members of those individuals – living with a mental illness. 

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – DC

202-546-0646 (not a crisis line)

The mission of NAMI DC is to support and educate family, friends, the public, and persons with a diagnosis of serious mental illness, and to advocate for the development of services.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

Crisis Text Line:  Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor.  Free service 24/7

The Trevor Project


Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ+) young people under 25.

Each Mind Matters

Each Mind Matters is a California based Mental Health Movement. It is a helpful resource with links specific to California and also helpful beyond there.