Mental Health Awareness Week 2023

Oct. 30–Nov. 4, 2023

Let’s end the stigma. Let’s talk about mental health.

Inviting all community members to join us virtually

MCPS and the Montgomery County School Psychologists’ Association (MCSPA) will host a free virtual and in-person event October 30– November 4, 2023 to give youth and families the opportunity to hear from mental health experts on issues that are important to them. The weeklong expo will feature school-based activities, dynamic speakers and informational videos, as well as two live events: a Waymaking Special on Student Mental Health on Wed., Nov. 1, 2023 and a Resource Fair and Q&A session on Sat., Nov. 4, 2023. Sessions will be available in multiple languages.


  • Physical Health
  • Therapy Dogs
  • Coping with Stress
  • Neurodiversity
  • and more…

Earn Student Service Learning (SSL) Hours

students Participate virtually and earn SSL hours for graduation. Details and requirements will be posted here soon.

Help is Available

If you are in need of mental health assistance:

Montgomery County Hotline:

988 (talk, chat, or text 24/7)

Maryland SafeSchools Tipline:

833-632-7233 (24/7)

How to Join

  1. 1
    Plan in Advance

    A schedule of video titles will be posted here soon.

  2. 2
    Watch the Videos

    Come back to this web page during mental health week. Once a video is posted, it will remain on the site.

  3. 3
    Join Live Events

    Wed., Nov. 1 - Waymaking Special on Student Mental Health at Richard Montgomery High School
    Sat., Nov. 4 - Mental Health Resource Fair and Q&A Session

Watch videos from previous year's virtual Mental Health Awareness Week events.