Montgomery County Hotline 301.738.2255



If you are in crisis please reach out for help. You are not alone. 9-8-8 or 301.738.2255

We all face moments of crisis, 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) through telephone, text, and chat services.

  • Services are free, confidential and available:
    • 24/7 phone service with National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 9-8-8 or 800.273.8255
    • 24/7 phone service with Montgomery County Hotline at 301.738.2255
    • 24/7 chat with us or text us at 9-8-8 or 301.738.2255

About our services

  • Services are accredited by the American Association of Suicidology and Contact USA.
  • 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.

Ariel Gordon, Director of Hotline can be reached via email and phone at or 301.424.0656 x6517.



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