Visit these websites for more mental health resources in Howard County.
Network of Care- Resource Directory
The Network of Care provides information about behavioral health services in Howard County, including a directory of behavioral health providers. It is a good place to start your search for assistance with behavioral health issues.
Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center
The Grassroots hotline is available 24 hours a day. They provide support for individuals in crisis or anyone needing help connecting with resources in the community. They also provide walk-in counseling.
Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) – Supporting A Student’s Mental Health
HCPSS provides an overview of the supports offered by the school system to promote mental health and wellness. The site also includes information about age-appropriate behavior, when you should follow up with a mental health professional and a list of local resources.
Local Health Improvement Coalition (LHIC)
The LHIC website offers additional community resources, including links to upcoming mental health trainings.
Howard County Youth Suicide Prevention Campaign
A project of the Howard County Health Department, the Teen Health Matters website provides support for youth and more information on suicide warning signs and suggested action steps.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – Howard County
The local chapter of the national organization, NAMI Howard County offers free support and education programs for individuals living with mental illness, as well as programs for friends, family, parents and caregivers.
Emotional Support Human Etiquette Shareable Content
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Emotional Support Humans Welcome
We all know someone in our lives – a friend, a family member, a neighbor – who is struggling with mental health, yet many of us are afraid of saying the wrong thing or making things worse. The Horizon Foundation’s new “Emotional Support Human Etiquette” campaign provides practical tips to show how you can help. Modeled after the concept of emotional support animals, the campaign aims to normalize conversations around mental health. Sign the pledge to be an Emotional Support Human today! (No special training required.) Change your Facebook profile photo, share the campaign and learn more at supporthuman.org.
Change your Facebook profile photo:
Be sure to brand yourself an Emotional Support Human on Facebook! Encourage others to do the same!
I’m taking the pledge to be an Emotional Support Human because I want people facing mental health challenges to know they are not alone, and I care. You can be an Emotional Support Human too! https://www.facebook.com/profilepicframes/?selected_overlay_id=349863588994356
Sample posts for Facebook:
Tag Horizon’s Facebook page @thehorizonfoundation where appropriate:
Do you know someone going through a hard time? Is someone you love struggling with mental health challenges? The Horizon Foundation’s new “Emotional Support Human Etiquette” campaign provides practical tips to show how you can help. Modeled after the concept of emotional support animals, the campaign aims to normalize conversations around mental health. Sign the pledge to be an Emotional Support Human and learn more about what you can do! https://supporthuman.org
Emotional Support Human: An individual of the human (homo sapien) species who is committed to helping other people dealing with emotional and mental health challenges. Join a growing group of people in Howard County who want their friends, family and community to know that they care and that they are not alone. Become an Emotional Support Human and learn more about the Horizon Foundation’s campaign: https://supporthuman.org
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Emotional Support Human=An individual of the human (homo sapien) species who is committed to helping other people dealing with emotional and mental health challenges. Join a growing group of people in #hocomd who want you to know you’re not alone. Supporthuman.org
.@thehorizonfound’s new Emotional Support Human Etiquette campaign shows how you can better support people facing #mentalhealth challenges in your life. Sign the pledge & find tips at supporthuman.org
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I want to be an Emotional Support Human!
Good Human! Join us and sign the pledge to become an Emotional Support Human. You’ll join a growing group of people in Howard County who care, and you’ll receive a downloadable copy of tips and details on Emotional Support Human etiquette.