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Maryland Counseling Association

A Branch of the American Counseling Association


Responding to the Orlando Community Tragedy

Behavioral Health Resources To Foster Resilience

The emotional toll from the mass shooting earlier this week in Orlando, Florida, continues to resonate both locally and nationwide. Following a tragedy of this magnitude, mental health support can make a substantial difference in beginning to heal a traumatized community. SAMHSA has tools and resources to support survivors, community members, responders, and behavioral health providers to foster recovery and resilience.

Resources for Survivors and Community Members

Resources for Responders and Behavioral Health Providers

Resources for Spanish-Speaking Populations:

SAMHSA's Behavioral Health Treatment Locator

Access SAMHSA's Treatment Locator to find substance use and mental health treatment facilities around the country. Find help today.

Connect to Crisis Counseling via Phone or Text

The toll-free Disaster Distress Helpline offers immediate assistance for those who are experiencing psychological distress following this tragedy. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text "TalkWithUs" to 66746 to reach this confidential, multilingual helpline and connect with trained and caring professionals for counseling, referrals, and other support services.

The helpline's SMS service is also available in Spanish. Text "Hablanos" to 66746 for emotional support.

TTY for Deaf/Hearing Impaired: 1-800-846-8517

Visit the Disaster Distress Helpline website.

Pictures from MCA's:
Black Men: Bullying, Trauma, & Resilience Saturday, April 30 2016

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    Mission Statement

    MCA's mission is to promote public confidence, and trust in the counseling profession and to influence policies that affect professional counselors and the welfare of the diverse clients they serve. MCA supports professional counselors and counselors-in-training through a variety of professional development opportunities and support services.

    Historical Note
    In June, 2013, the Maryland Association for Counseling and Development changed its name to the Maryland Counseling Association, to better identify its relationship to the American Counseling Association.
    Maryland Counseling Association 
    c/o Sarah Gilden, Treasurer 
    P.O. Box 87682
    Montgomery Villiage, MD 20886
    Phone: 410-931-5010 Fax: 410-931-5013
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