The Carroll County Government funds a suicide prevention program administered and monitored by the Mental Health Bureau of the Carroll County Health Department.

The target population of this program is younger than 21 who are in a life-threatening situation.

Call the Carroll County Health Department at 876-4750 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays and asking for Dean C. Wolf, coordinator of the Child and Adolescent Unit.

The Emergency Operations Center can be reached at 911 after normal working hours, holidays and weekends.

Youths anywhere in Maryland can reach a crisis counselor 24 hours a day by calling the statewide hot line number, (800) 422-0009.

If an individual has acted upon his/her suicide thoughts or feelings, it will be necessary to immediately refer that individual to theCarroll County General Hospital Emergency Room for both a medical and mental health evaluation.

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