Montgomery County Hotline 301.738.CALL (2255)


Crisis Prevention & Intervention

A crisis is defined as a stage in a sequence of events at which the trend of all future events, especially for better or for worse, is determined – a turning point. We all face moments of crisis – the loss of a job, the death of a family member or friend, an illness, financial worries. How we handle those moments can determine the path of the rest of our lives. We don’t have to face those moments alone. Because every mind needs support, attention, and care.

Telephone, Text, and Chat

EveryMind’s trained staff and volunteers provide supportive listening, information and resource referrals, and crisis intervention (including suicide assessments) for individuals through telephone, text, and chat services.

  • Services are free and confidential and available:
    • 24/7 through the Montgomery County Hotline, a member of the National Suicide Lifeline Network, at 301.738.2255
    • 24/7 through online chat at
    • via text Monday through Thursday 4:00pm-9:00pm at 301.738.2255
  • Services are accredited by the American Association of Suicidology and Contact USA.
  • Interested volunteers, click here.
  • In addition, EveryMind partners with Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) to administer “Red Flags,” a depression and suicide awareness program serving MCPS middle and high school students and communities.

Contact Rachel Larkin

301.424.0656 x517

If you are in crisis please reach out for help. You are not alone.



Quotes from individuals who have called the Hotline:

“You’ve been so nice to listen to all this… Talking to a nice person like you helps more than you could ever know.”

“I call to connect with someone who isn’t a therapist or a problem solver. I connect with you all because of your understanding and unwavering kindness.”