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Washington Post: They have minutes to save a life — 988 is a year old and busy

A Washington Post article shares the importance of the 988 Crisis LIfeline on the one-year anniversary of it’s launch.

“Before the rollout of 988, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline was 1-800-273-8255.

It was largely ignored by the teens whose suicide rates began a steep climb in 2008 and nearly doubled by 2018, according a study in the Annals of Pediatric and Child Health. There was a brief dip for the next two years, then suicides across the nation surged in 2021 — during the pandemic, according to numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

By 2021, nearly a quarter of American high-schoolers said they’d considered suicide, up from 16 percent 10 years ago, according to a study by Pew Research.

Teens returned to the call lines again this year, after the simpler, more memorable 988 opened up, accessible through text and chat.

It’s working.

Compare May 2023 to May 2022. Calls increased by 45 percent, chats by 52 percent and — get this — texts increased by 938 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.”

Read the full article here, including metrics and quotes from our staff. 

Virtual Legislative Briefing – Veteran Suicide Prevention and US S785: Implementation at the Local Level

Thank you for attending!

Held on January 25th, 2021 @ 9am – 10:30am

EveryMind hosted a panel presentation and discussion by representatives and elected officials from Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC on the Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act of 2019 to prevent Veteran Suicide and increase access to community mental health supports for our military-connected families. Hear from speakers such as Ike Leggett, Senator Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia, and Richard McKeon, Chief of Suicide Prevention at SAMHSA at the recording below!

View our full Speaker List here.

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Sherry S. Hintz Scholarship

EveryMind, in partnership with the Greater Washington Community Foundation, is proud to administer the Sherry S. Hintz Scholarship Fund.   This Fund was created by an anonymous Montgomery County resident in memory of several women in her family who lost their lives to breast cancer.  The Fund provides college scholarship awards to students who have lost a parent or guardian to breast or ovarian cancer.

Awardees of the Hintz Scholarship may receive up to $20,000 per year for as many as four years of undergraduate education.  All applications and attachments must be postmarked by April 9, 2021.

You may be eligible if you:

  • Are a resident of Montgomery County, Maryland
  • Are a member of a family with a demonstrated financial need
  • Are a high school junior, senior or a high school graduate under 22 years old
  • Have achieved at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Are involved in a school, community or athletic activity, ideally in a leadership position
  • Have lost a parent or primary guardian to breast or ovarian cancer
  • Wish to attend college


Questions and requests for application materials can be emailed to Taryol Latimer

2019 Impact Report

EveryMind is pleased to share our 2019 Impact Report. This report demonstrates EveryMind’s ongoing commitment to raising awareness of mental health and wellness in our community and reducing the stigma surrounding mental health conditions.

Because every mind matters.

Every mind has potential.

And every mind needs attentioncare and support.