Mental Health Resources
If you need help managing your mental health during the coronavirus pandemic, there are many mental health resources out there. University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) facilities, hotlines and individual psychiatric providers all can help.
You are not alone.
UMMS Mental and Behavioral Health Services
UMMS hospitals that provide psychiatry services on site include:
- UMMC Downtown Campus - Baltimore City
- UMMC Midtown Campus - Baltimore City
- UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center - Anne Arundel County
- UM Shore Regional Health - Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's, Talbot, Wicomico and Worcester Counties
- UM Upper Chesapeake Health - Harford County
- UM Capital Region Health - Prince George's County
- UM Children's Hospital - Pediatric services
It's best that you limit your exposure to others who might have coronavirus (COVID-19) by using the phone first.
However, if you truly need emergency care, UMMS hospitals are there for patients who are in a severe crisis. A phone call ahead of time is best, to find out what instructions each location might have during the pandemic.
Anyone with suicidal thoughts should immediately call a hotline such as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (800-273-8255).
If you don't already have a mental health provider, you can dial 211 or go to 211md.org.
2-1-1 Maryland helps callers find health and human services in their community. Trained counselors answer the line 24 hours a day.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness has hotlines, information and other support for people with mental illness and for their loved ones.
- Phone: The NAMI HelpLine can be reached at 1-800-950-NAMI (1-800-950-6264) Monday through Friday, 10 am–6 pm (Eastern Time).
- Text: Connect with a trained crisis counselor to receive free, 24/7 crisis support via text message by texting NAMI to 741-741.
The US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has a link to a treatment finder and national hotline 1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357) as well as a page with substance abuse resources including a disaster hotline, a hotline specifically for US military veterans and other services.