The following links are listed to provide you with additional online mental health care information. Please also check the additional links provided for physical health for a more comprehensive understanding of your over-all well-being. The following is not meant to be a comprehensive list, nor is it an endorsement of the content of the sites.

Associations & Institutes

Suicide Awareness and Hotlines


Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Crisis Services:

  • Information, Referral and Crisis Intervention – For Frederick County and all of Western Maryland – Airtime and other charges may apply for cell phone users
  • 301-662-2255
    Hotline: Crisis intervention, information, referrals and phone support
  • 301-694-8255
    Phone Friend: Available for children in 1st through 5th Grade
  • Help 800-422-0009
    Maryland Crisis Hotline: Crisis, intervention, phone support, information & referrals
    Live chat for youth
  • 1-800-273-8255 (TALK)
    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Recommended Books for Parents:

Anxiety-Free Kids: An Interactive Guide for Parents and Children by Bonnie Zucker

Treating Childhood and Adolescent Anxiety: A Guide for Caregivers by Eli Lebowitz and Haim Omar

Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous and Independent Children by Reid Wilson and Lynn Lyons

The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives by William Stixrud and Ned Johnson

Parenting a Child Who Has Intense Emotions: Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills to Help Your Child Regulate Emotional Outbursts and Aggressive Behaviors by Pat Harvey and Jeannine Penzo

Recommended Books for Children and Adolescents:
Sitting Still Like a Frog: Mindfulness Exercises for Kids (and Their Parents) by Eline Snel

Stuff That Sucks: A Teen's Guide to Accepting What You Can't Change and Committing to What You Can (The Instant Help Solutions Series) by Ben Sedley

Recommended Books for OCD:
Loving Someone with OCD: Help for You and Your Family by Karen J. Landsman, Kathleen Rupertus, and Cherry Pedrick

When a Family Member Has OCD: Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Skills to Help Families Affected by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder by Jon Hershfield

3280 Urbana Pike Suite 204
Ijamsville, MD 21754
(240) 549-0052

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