Montgomery County Hotline 301.738.CALL (2255)

Our children and youth cannot plan their crisis.

WE MUST BE AVAILABLE WHEN THEY NEED US – NO MATTER WHAT TIME OR DAY

For 60 years, EveryMind has worked with community partners and caring individuals, to build a foundation of healthy families, workplaces, and communities. Together we are saving the lives of thousands of our most vulnerable neighbors. While our hotline is available 24/7, our text and chat services are currently only available Sunday through Thursday from 4pm – 9pm. This means when it comes to our children and youth, we are not always available when they need us. EveryMind’s Crisis Prevention & Intervention services are seeing an alarming increase in suicide assessments.

CONSIDER THIS

Suicide is the second leading cause of death in children between the ages of 10 and 17 *

17.7% of high school students surveyed said they had seriously considered suicide **

29.9% reported feeling sad and hopeless **

20.2% reported having been bullied last year **

Statistics show the number of children and youth calling hotlines has decreased

Children and youth overwhelmingly communicate via text and chat

JUST IN THE LAST MONTH

209 suicide assessments were completed for the 1,280 calls, texts, and chats we received

32 of the 45 chats required a suicide assessment, two needed emergency intervention

And, most alarming of all – 50% of our chats are with youth ages 18 and younger

Please consider making a tax-deductible gift to EveryMind.

With your generous support, we will work to expand the hours of our text and chat support and continue to provide programs and services that empower, help, and heal. Your gift will be put to work immediately.

With your help we can do this.