Welcome to the YSA

No matter what problems you are struggling with, hurting yourself isn't the answer. 
Reach out to one of the organizations below to talk to a counselor or call 410-768-5522 to reach the Anne Arundel County Crisis Warmline.
 Get through tough times
1-800-448-3000
Trevor Lifeline:
1-866-488-7386
Text "START" to 741-741
FREE - 24/7 - CONFIDENTIAL
For additional counseling supports or interventions, click here.

Join the YSA on April 7, 2016 from 6 - 8 p.m. for a FREE event 
for Service Members and their friends and family!

Join us for an enlightening evening where we correct many of the myths that prevent Service Members from seeking behavioral healthcare. Whether you are worried about seeking help for yourself or a loved one, we will address some of the military community's most common questions and concerns. Let’s work together to increase access to treatment and let our service members and their family and friends know that help is out there – and getting help is a courageous thing to do and will ensure mission readiness! Download the event flyer here

                  Call 410-222-7423 x4 to register!                   (For headcount purposes only)


Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. *** Discussion and Q& A from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

We hope to see you there!







A place to begin:
Suicide is one of the leading causes of preventable death in our nation today. We lose approximately 100 young people each week to this tragedy that can be prevented.

Never be reluctant to get involved and always take any child/adolescent’s expression of intent to harm themselves seriously. If you suspect a young person of suicidal ideation, get them to professional help immediately.

Suicide is Preventable.

News Feed

  • What I Want My Son to Know About My Suicide Attempt As teenagers, my brother and I both attempted suicide. We both survived. A few years later, when we were in our early 20s, my brother attempted again. This time, he ...
    Posted Jun 5, 2015, 6:36 AM by John Odean
  • Rise in Suicide by Black Children Surprises Researchers The suicide rate among black children has nearly doubled since the early 1990s, while the rate for white children has declined, a new study has found, an unusual pattern that ...
    Posted Jun 3, 2015, 7:32 AM by John Odean
  • MIT eases workload, offers support after recent suicides Maggie Delano never scored below a 90 on a high school exam. But her first semester at MIT, she said, she got a 27 on a physics test and finished ...
    Posted May 27, 2015, 12:48 PM by John Odean
  • Preventing Suicide With A 'Contagion Of Strength' For Whitney Bischoff, high school was tough. On the first day of her freshman year, a childhood friend committed suicide. Things weren't any better at home — her father died ...
    Posted Feb 26, 2015, 12:19 PM by John Odean
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