- Thoughts of suicide
- Depression or anxiety
- Problems with drugs and alcohol
988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. While some areas may be currently able to connect to the Lifeline by dialing 988, this dialing code will be available to everyone across the United States starting on July 16, 2022.
- EveryMind Crisis Prevention and Intervention specialists are available by phone, text and chat every hour of every day, and knowing that will save lives. The community can also look to EveryMind for mental health professionals who are prepared to talk about warning signs and ways that we all can help to prevent suicide from ending lives far too soon. Every suicide is a tragic loss, but when a public figure takes their own life, the ripples are felt by so many. Kate Spade’s passing earlier this week and Anthony Bourdain’s passing today are only two of the more than 7301 people who die by suicide each week and nearly 105 each day in America alone. Suicide can be prevented and YOU can help. You do not need to be a mental health professional, you can simply be a caring friend, neighbor and fellow human being. If you think someone may be considering suicide you can: ASK, KEEP THEM SAFE, BE THERE, HELP THEM CONNECT and FOLLOW UP.Suicide Prevention Awareness Month (SPAM) resources from NAMI
- Call or Text Montgomery County Hotline: 301.738.2255 or chat
- 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
- American Association of Suicidology
To apply for a fitness pass, visit a center location. Proof of residency (a photo ID with an address or a photo ID and a current utility bill) must be provided to qualify for the free pass. Please note, youth ages 14-15 with a valid resident youth pass are able to use a fitness room only when accompanied by a parent/guardian with a valid fitness pass. The fitness pass does not include access to aquatic centers.
Montgomery County Residents
|Ages 16 and older||Fall-A-Days | Through the end of 2022||$20|
|Ages 16 and older||2023 Fitness Pass||FREE|
|Ages 16 and older||One month||$20|
|Ages 16 and older||Six months||$80|
|Ages 16 and older||One year||$150|
Mapa de Recursos de Comida El Directorio de recursos de asistencia alimentaria en línea del Consejo de alimentos del condado de Montgomery enumera más de 100 sitios de asistencia alimentaria en el condado y se puede buscar por ubicación, tipo de asistencia alimentaria, accesibilidad y muchas otras características especiales.
Seniors looking for meal sites can search for them here
Visit infoMONTGOMERY’s Community Support page to access other useful information for those in need of immediate and on-going assistance.
Funding comes from the Montgomery County Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services.
Deadline for submitting questions is November 14, 2022, 4:00 p.m. Include FY23 Under 21-Mini-Grant in the subject line. No phone calls please.
Here are a few reminders on how to properly dispose of prescription opioids:
- Participate in local take back programs. There are several pharmacies and police departments that are registered as permanent location sites for the “take back” program. They will take back your prescription opioids with no questions asked. Remember, the goal is to prevent the diversion of prescription opioids so they are willing and ready to accept your returns.
- Do NOT flush prescription opioids. Sewage treatment systems cannot remove all the medications from the water released into lakes, rivers or oceans. Please protect the habitats of Nemo, Dory and their fishy friends, and let’s not make opioid infused water a trend! Bottled water and home filtration systems don’t necessarily avoid exposure.
October is National Youth Substance Use Prevention Month.
Learn more from the Montgomery County Prevention Alliance
Educating youth, parents/caregivers and concerned community members about substance misuse and ways to prevent it.
Talk to your teeen Resources to help educate you on effective ways to speak with your teen!
Training Free Naloxone trainings held throughout the year
Resources – Support Groups, Education, Advocacy
Local resources from infoMONTGOMERY
SAMHSA has information and resources for parents, caregivers, and other caring adults who talk with young people about the risks and harms of using alcohol and other substances
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV)’s mission is to lead, mobilize and raise our voices to support efforts that demand a change of conditions that lead to domestic violence such as patriarchy, privilege, racism, sexism, and classism.
They offer this 2022 #weareresilient toolkit For Survivors, Advocates and Allies Domestic Violence Awareness Month, October 2022
In 2021, FEMA’s Ready Campaign and the Ad Council broke ground by producing the first-ever national preparedness campaign specifically targeting the Latino community for National Preparedness Month. Released during Hispanic Heritage month, the advertisements centered around the Latino community’s commitment to personal planning for occasions and family milestones as a bridge to also planning for disasters.
This one-of-a-kind campaign is committed to putting people first and reaching communities where they are. To continue these efforts, this year’s National Preparedness Month campaign will feature a call to action for the Black and African American community.
v This year’s national public service announcements are being developed and will be released throughout the country this September, to help get preparedness information into the hands of those who live in underserved communities.
2022 Theme: A Lasting Legacy