Behavioral Health Resources

If you need crisis assistance call 410-531-6677 or 2-1-1
Call us at 410-313-6202 to discuss Behavioral Health resources and referrals. 

Who can I call if I am in need of help or anyone I know is in need of help?

Grassroots Crisis Intervention (410) 531-6677
Maryland Crisis Connect
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-8255
Crisis Text Line Text 741741 from anywhere in the USA
Harm Reduction Services Program

Where can I find a care provider?
Network of Care for Behavioral Health
Howard County Behavioral Health Resource Directory revised 2020.10.19
Directory of Behavioral Health Services for Youth in Howard County revised 2020.10.19

What can I do to learn more? 

Howard County Behavioral Health Crosswalk revised 9.09.19
Youth Suicide Prevention and Teen Health Matters (410) 313-7500
Opioid Video & Education Resources

How can I get involved in reducing stigma and supporting others? 
NAMI Howard County (410) 772-9300

Where can I find other Howard County resources? 
Howard County Health Department (410) 313-6300
Howard County General Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine
Howard County Public School System (410) 313-6773
HC DrugFree Prevention Resources (443) 325-0040
Hopeworks Howard County
 (410) 997-2272
Access to Care and Chronic Disease Self-Management Resources

How can I dispose of old medication?
Contact HC DrugFree for questions about prescription and over-the-counter medication and sharps (needles, syringes and EpiPens) disposal and safe storage. 

Howard County has Four Permanent Medication Disposal Boxes FOR PILLS ONLY locations: 

  • Northern Police District Station, 3410 Courthouse Drive, Ellicott City, 21043
  • Southern District Station, 11226 Scaggsville Road, Laurel, 20723
  • Gary Arthur Community Center, 2400 Route 97, Cooksville, 21723
  • Community Outreach Building, 10741 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, 21044 

HC DrugFree has a free and convenient drive-thru medication and sharps collection held twice a year. Visit for the next collection date and other disposal and storage information. Please do NOT put sharps or liquids in the police collection boxes. Thank you for keeping us all safe.