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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) – MD Chapter

  • Educates communities about mental health & suicide prevention, advocates for public policy, and offers support for suicide loss survivors.
  • See their page for more info about their programs (like Seize the Awkward & #RealConvo) & upcoming events in our area.
  • AFSP – Have a #RealConvo About Mental Health! Look up Quick Tips & #RealConvo Guides on how to start (and continue) conversations on mental health, reach out for help, and more!

Behavioral Health Resources and Services Directory

  • The Partnership for a Healthier Carroll County provides a directory that identifies local programs and providers in the areas of mental health and substance abuse, as well as to highlight resources in areas such as prevention, education and employment, disability services, clothing, food, shelter, and legal issues.

Carroll Anti-Stigma Resilience Effort (C.A.R.E.)

The Partnership for a Healthier Carroll County, Inc. 295 Stoner Avenue, Suite 306, Westminster, MD 21157.


  • The goal of C.A.R.E. is to improve the lives of those struggling with a mental health or substance abuse concern by increasing knowledge, reducing discrimination, and removing barriers to treatment and recovery. Greater awareness and understanding will let those who need help obtain it within a more supportive community, and ultimately to achieve greater health and well- being.
  • Offers connections to mental health and substance abuse concerns resources and support.

Choosing Life in Christ Crosswind Church

640 Lucabaugh Mill Road, Westminster, MD 21157


  • Choosing Life in Christ or C.L.I.C., is a faith-based, peer-led support group that offers Christ-like principles, compassion, and resources for those striving to overcome mental health disorders in themselves or in their loved ones.

MCF Maryland Coalition of Families of Children’s Mental Health

10632 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Suite 234, Columbia, MD 21044-6255


  • To build a network of information and support for families across Maryland and improve services for children with mental health needs and their families.
  • Central office listed above, with regional offices located throughout the state. Open to any caregiver of a child with behavioral health needs.
  • Serves children with mental health issues from birth to age 18, or up to their 22nd birthday, if in special education.

Mental Wellness Care Group Crossroads Community Church

895 Leidy Road, Westminster MD 21157

  • This group for adults offers a safe place for those who struggle with a range of emotions such as depression, loneliness, fear, anxiety, compulsions, and obsessive thoughts.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Carroll County

  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Carroll Co. educates, advocates, listens, and leads mental health programs in the county.
  • Visit their website for info on services, resources, online support groups, events, and volunteer opportunities.

Pro Bono Counseling Project & the WARMLine




  • If you are a Marylander experiencing stress, anxiety, sadness, grief, a life transition, relationship issues, or any other issue that can be addressed through talk therapy, but you are facing difficulties affording counseling, reach out to the Pro Bono Counseling Project.
  • The WARMLine is available weekdays from 10:00AM – 6:00PM.
  • If you’re feeling anxious, depressed or just need someone to talk to, call 211 and ask for the WARMLine OR call (443) 608-9182 directly today for help. A mental health professional is standing by to listen to your concerns and refer you to any additional resources you may need.

Bereavement Luncheon

289 West Main Street, Westminster, MD 21157

  • Last Tuesday of the month, 12pm at Baugher’s Restaurant
  • An opportunity to meet, have lunch and receive support from others in the community that are suffering from the death of someone close.
  • Last Tuesday of each month at Noon.
  • No registration required.

Bereaved Parents of Infants Carroll Hospice

292 Stoner Avenue
Westminster, MD 21157
|410-871-7231 or 410-871-8000

  • Support groups for adults and children

Camp R


  • Hosted each year by Carroll Hospice, Camp T.R. is a free, overnight weekend retreat for children ages 7 – 15 who are grieving the loss of a loved one.
  • The camp combines recreational activities, such as art, swimming and music with grief education and support.
  • 1st Weekend in June
  • Registration Required:

Compassionate Friends Frederick MD Chapter
Trinity Methodist Church 705 W Patrick St Frederick MD 21701

  • Whether your family has had a child die (at any age from any cause) or you are trying to help those who have gone through this life altering experience, The Compassionate Friends exists to provide friendship, understanding, and hope to those going through the natural grieving process.

Grief Share

Church of the Open Door
550 Baltimore Boulevard, Westminster, MD 21157-6102

  • Help for adults who are grieving the death of someone close to them.
  • This Biblically-based program offers valuable information about recovering from grief and renewing hope for the future.

Journey’s Support Group

Carroll Hospice 292 Stoner Avenue, Westminster, MD 21157


  • Any adult who has experienced the loss of a loved one. 6 continues weekly education seminars
  • Call for dates and registration.

Mending Hearts Support Group

Carroll Hospice 292 Stoner Avenue, Westminster, MD 21157

  • Receive support and advice on managing the complex emotions involved with the death of a child.
  • During sessions, attendees can share their experiences, participate in discussions, and receive comfort in a warm and welcoming environment.

Pet Loss Support Group

Carroll Hospice 292 Stoner Avenue, Westminster, MD 21157

  • This support group offers people of all ages whose pets have died the opportunity to share their feelings and receive emotional support from others facing a similar loss.
  • Registration required.
  • Call for dates.

Teen Grief Retreat

Carroll Hospice 292 Stoner Avenue, Westminster, MD 21157


  • One full-day retreat for teens who have experienced loss who are ages 13-18.
  • Call for dates and registration

Triple “S” – Suicide Loss Survivors And Overdose – Support Group

961 Johnsville Rd, Sykesville, MD 21784
Wesley Freedom United Methodist Church.
or more information or visit the group’s Facebook page

  • This group is dedicated to helping loved ones who have lost a family member or a friend to suicide or overdose. This group offers support to fellow survivors.

University of Maryland Dept. of Pediatrics, Center for Infant & Child Loss City & County Resources/Support Groups Database–Child-Loss/

  • The Center for Infant & Child Loss provides a list of resources available by county for bereaved parents.

Widows and Widowers Support Group

Carroll Hospice 292 Stoner Avenue, Westminster, MD 21157

  • This group offers emotional support and discussions to help women and men cope with their grief in a nurturing environment.

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)

  • The CDC’s Mental Health site provides users with a comprehensive science-based, data-driven, service organization to protect the public’s health. The site offers information about Mental Health, data and statistics, a mental health quiz, stress and coping skills, and tools and resources to help you.

Helpguide’s Coronavirus Mental Health Toolkit

2000 N. Beauregard St., 6th floor, Alexandria, VA 22311


  • Help for when you’re feeling trapped, isolated, or anxious to get back to normal life. This toolkit contains short tips you can use to improve your mood, feel less isolated, and ease the stress of social restrictions.

Mental Health America (MHA)

  • Mental Health America is the nation’s leading community-based non-profit that promotes mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need them; with recovery as the goal. MHA provides online screening tools, resources and information on recovery and support (emotional and financial), and relapse prevention techniques.

  • provides one-stop access to U.S. government mental health and mental health problems information. aims to educate and guide the general public, health and emergency preparedness professionals, policy makers, government and business leaders, school systems, and local communities about the basics of mental health, what to look for, how to talk about mental health, and how to get help.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

  • The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders. The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure. Their site offers users help for mental disorders, the latest mental health research, statistics, brochures and fact sheets, and opportunities for participation in clinical trials.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

  • NAMI provides advocacy, education, support, and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives. NAMI offers information on how to navigate every step of your mental health journey including understanding mental health, insurance and finances, succeeding at work, relationships, and more for individuals with mental illness, caregivers and family members, kids, teens, young adults, veterans and active duty, and other diverse populations.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

  • The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA): The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation and reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities. SAMHSA provides resources for finding treatment, practitioner training, public messages, data and statistics, and the latest publications and research from the Department of Health and Human Services.

The Anxiety & Depression Association of America (ADAA)

  • The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and co-occurring disorders through the alignment of science, treatment, and education. The ADAA provides tools on understanding anxiety and depression, how to find help, and brochures and infographics.

The Trevor Project

  • The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questions (LGBTQ) young people. The Trevor Project offers 24/7 crisis counseling, advocacy movements, in-depth research, and TrevorSpace–a safe, affirming, online community to connect LGBTQ youth to each other.

Veteran Mental Health

  • VA has a variety of mental health resources, information, treatment options, and more — all accessible to Veterans, Veterans’ supporters, and the general public. Resources and tools are available for anxiety, depression, PTSD, schizophrenia, tobacco use, suicide prevention, and more.

BHS Student Assistance Program (SAP)


  • Feeling stressed or depressed? Need to talk to someone? Carroll students have FREE, 24/7 access to confidential counseling & other services to support your well-being.  Username: CARROLLCC

Starfish And-Integrity/

  • If you or someone else needs help with mental, emotional, and/or human services, or anything else related to your well-being, please raise your hand in Starfish (Links to an external site.) and complete a Student Concern Report.
  • Alternatively, you can complete a webform by clicking on the Student Concern Report Icon on a College desktop computer. The Director of Student Care and Integrity, Dr. DaVida Anderson, will work with a team to reach out or follow up with you and provide support and/or resources.

Active Minds

  • Active Minds is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting mental health, especially among young adults, via peer-to-peer dialogue and interaction.

Mental Health First-Aid (MHFA)

  • Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based training course that teaches participants about mental health and substance-use issues.

VeryWell Mind

  • Verywell Mind answers your mental health questions in the very moments they matter most to you. Just like your physical health, we understand mental health is a journey, so we intend to be your partner along the way, equipping you with the information necessary to make informed and actionable choices.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a free and confidential emotional support service to people in suicidal or emotional distress. The Lifeline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across the United States.


  • SPEAK promotes the prevention of youth suicide and works to dispel the social stigma surrounding suicide and depression through a campaign of education and awareness at the community level.

Bridges to Recovery – Finding Support Groups/Networks support-groups-or-networks/

  • To view the recommended online groups/communities/online forums, scroll down to “A Variety of Available Forums”

CPTD Foundation – Safe Virtual Community

  • Has a virtual “Safe Support Group” that exists as a private Facebook group for adults living with Complex PTSD, moderated by CPTD Foundation Staff.

Everyday Health, PTSD-Guide-Resources

  • To view their list of support groups, scroll down to “Best Advocacy and Support Groups for PTSD”. Some of these groups are for military veterans, but not all— there are also other resources/info offered on this site.

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  • Website containing links to other sites/organizations that provide PTSD support/advocacy (National Center for PTSD, The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, Gift from Within, The National Center for Victims of Crime)

Hope Recovery

  • Registration site for their Support Groups & Workshops.
  • From their Home page: “Hope Recovery’s support program offers survivors of abuse and sexual trauma a variety of support groups, workshops, newsletters, and publications to assist, educate and support the journey of healing. Related issues that survivors may experience include PTSD, dissociation, eating disorders, and relapse prevention for addictions.”

Maryland TraumaNet communities-you-are-not-alone/

  • Maryland TraumaNet offers a comprehensive list of online support groups and communities for different mental health conditions.

Mental Health America

  • “Find Support Groups” Tool/Database
  • Contains information about national and local specialized support group options (including PTSD), as well as other resources. More of a general resource.

National Center for PTSD

  • While this is a resource from the U.S. Dept of Veterans Affairs, it does have resources about PTSD awareness, services, and getting help for all who need support.

PTSD Alliance

  • Provides list of resources/support links, including directories and tools to find PTSD support groups in your area.

PTSD United

  • A health & wellness website with articles, reviews, and information about topics related to PTSD and other health issues—has a free, anonymous online social/support community.

Sidran Institute: Traumatic Stress education & Advocacy

  • Contains helpful resources for survivors and loved ones, among other trauma resources such as articles/fact sheets, info about treatment options, and special topics.

The Dart Center

  • Contains information in the form of articles, tips, videos, and other tools through their site about coping with traumatic stress, PTSD, and managing mental health.

Trauma Survivors Network – Peer Support Groups

  • Contains information about how to join a peer support group and locate one in your area. Also has an online community forum of their own to (as written on website) “link up with other survivors and their families for information, support, and ”


  • List of “Best Online Anxiety Support Groups”