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The help you need and deserve is one call away.

Mental health (or behavioral health) is as real and important as physical health.

Receive confidential support from a licensed clinical social worker if you have a mental health or substance use disorder concerns. A behavioral health clinician can help you navigate your treatment needs. Optum Maryland and our Care Management team collaborate in getting you the help you need.

Behavioral Health Services in Maryland:

  • Specialty mental health services (like counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists)
  • Substance use disorder treatment and recovery services

Please call Optum Maryland at 800-888-1965, TTY 711. 

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Do you need Help NOW?

If you think you may harm yourself or someone else, call or text 988.

Mental health conditions may be passed down through the family, or they can occur because of abnormal brain chemistry, substance use disorder or in response to traumatic events or an abusive environment. In other words, a mental illness is not the fault of the person who is suffering.

  • Autism
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Grief and loss
  • Obsessive-compulsive Disorder
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Substance use disorder

Where to Start

Finding help starts with understanding where to begin. There are many people and places that can equip you with the right resources.

Your health care provider knows you and likely will notice any changes in your mood or personality. They can also rule out possible physical reasons for your symptoms.

These organizations give counseling and other services on a sliding fee scale, based on your income.

On-site mental health professionals can provide immediate evaluation and treatment.

Alcoholics Anonymous and the National Alliance on Mental Illness are just two examples of peer and family support groups that meet both online and in person.

A Priority Partners behavioral health care manager and health educator discuss signs, symptoms and treatment of depression, plus resources from your health plan and the community.

Go to the emergency room or call 911 for temporary help if you are in an immediate state of crisis. There, health care providers will also be able to tell you where and how to get more help.

Types of Mental Health Care Providers

There are different types of mental health care providers, each with different qualifications and capabilities:

These professionals can give counseling and medicine. They have doctorate degrees and specialize in psychotherapy and human behavior.

These professionals have advanced degrees. They can give counseling and medicine.

These are professionals with a master’s degree who are trained in one-on-one and group psychotherapy. They help people deal with a variety of mental health and daily living problems.

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