Carroll County Health

HEALTH NOTES

December 08, 1992

Mental Health Bureau helps to stop suicide

The Mental Health Bureau of the Health Department administers a county government-funded Suicide Prevention Program for those under 21 deemed to be at-risk.

The program is available by calling the 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.

After normal working hours, and on holidays and weekends, those needing help may call the Emergency Operations Center at 911. Maryland youths can reach a crisis counselor 24 hours a day by calling the statewide hot line, (800) 422-0009.

Individuals who have acted upon suicidal thoughts or feelings will be referred immediately to the Carroll County General Hospital emergency room for evaluation.

Drug program offered by area colleges

For the third year, Carroll County Community College and Dundalk Community College will participate in a joint Chemical Dependency Program, which will be offered as part of the spring semester, starting Feb. 1.

"Group Counseling-General" will be taught by a Dundalk instructor at 7:05 p.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays in Room 103 at Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Road, Westminster.

Enrollment for this class is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 12-14 and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 26-27. Payment in full is due at the time of registration.

Information: 876-9600 or Kevin Mick, (410) 285-9793.

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