St. James' Episcopal Church - Potomac 301-762-8040

St. James’ has discerned a calling to address mental health and wellness. As we progress on this journey, we’ll share resources and information here. Scroll down to find our “Prayers on Demand” video series, where you can access a companion prayer video for various difficult or joyous times in life.

Crisis Help

If you or a loved one is in crisis, you can get help:

  • Text the word ‘CONNECT’ to 741741. Trained crisis counselors are available 24/7.
  • Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255). The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides immediate help around the clock.

In addition, the Montgomery County Crisis Center provides crisis services 24 hours a day/ 365 days a year. These services are provided over the telephone (240-777-4000) or in person at 1301 Piccard Drive in Rockville (no appointment needed).

Mobile Crisis Outreach will respond anywhere within Montgomery County to provide emergency psychiatric evaluations. Full crisis assessments and treatment referrals are provided for all crises, both psychiatric and situational. In addition, the program has six crisis beds as an alternative to hospitalization for those who are uninsured or are insured within the public mental health system.

Support at St. James’

Find support and fellowship with “Stronger Together.”

This St. James’ group meets Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. by Zoom to discuss a new mental health topic each week. Access to the meeting is shared in our weekly parish emails. To receive these emails, contact us.


NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI Montgomery County



Prayers on Demand Videos
and Mental Health Ministry News

The St. James’ Mental Health Leaders Group thought it would be helpful to release some “on demand” prayer videos. These prayers can accompany those who would like a companion or some guidance in their prayer time. We are happy to pray with you. Scroll through and view our recent Prayer on Demand videos below.

Mental Health Ministry News follows at the end of this page.

Mental Health Ministry News

Click the titles below to view our recent articles with prayer on demand videos.