Family and Mental Health Resources


Whitman Health Room:

School Community Health Nurse Julie Olsen 301-320-6582
Certified Nursing Assistant Chrissy Stefanelli  

School Counseling Staff at Whitman:

Ms. Kari Wislar (Resource) Ms Olga Soukas  
Ms. Sylvia Costa
Ms. Laura Williams
Ms. Shalewa Hardaway  
Mr. William Kapner Ms. Kari Wislar  
Ms. Angela Fang Mr. Bill Toth  


Child Protective Services (open 24 hours/day) 240-777-4417
Maryland Youth Crisis Hotline 800-422-0009
Montgomery County Crisis Center 240-777-4000
Montgomery County Hotline 301-738-2255
(alternate number) 301-738-9697
TTY for hearing impaired 240-777-4815

MCPS Safe Schools Hotline (open 24 hours/day)
Information about safety, security or substances

National Suicide Hopeline 800-784-2433
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (open 24 hours/day) 800-273-8255
Operation Runaway (open 24 hours/day)
Free help for adolescents/their families during/after a runaway crisis 

Victims Assistance/Sexual Assault Hotline (open 24 hours/day)
TTY for hearing impaired


Local Community Resources:

Al-Anon (for relatives/friends of alcohol/drug users) 202-882-1334
Alcoholics Anonymous (open 24 hours/day) 202-966-9115
Helpline for Asian Families (8:00am-4pm)  
Chinese 301-230-5428
Korean 301-230-5430
Vietnamese 301-230-5432
Hispanic Hotline (8:00am-4:15pm) 301-230-3073
Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disorders (8:00am-4pm) 847-831-3438
MCPS Safe and Drug Free Schools (8:00am-4:30pm)
Information resource and referral center
NAACP of Montgomery County 301-657-2062
Narcotics Anonymous
Information on meetings in Montgomery County
P-Flag Family Helpline 301-439-3524
Sexually Transmitted Diseases & HIV Testing 240-777-1760
Suburban Hospital Treatment Center (9am-9pm)
Adolescent and adult outpatient substance abuse treatment
Suburban Hospital “On-Call” (9:30am-5pm)
Services, referrals & support groups offered by Suburban Hospital
Washington Center for Eating Disorders & Adolescent Obesity 301-530-0676

National Resources:

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) MD NAMI 800-467-0075
Center for Disease Control (CDC) Information
Public health information in English or Spanish and TTY service