Ask for help if and when you need it. You wouldn’t ignore a heart condition, so seeking treatment for a mental health concern should be the same.
Call Optum Maryland at 800-888-1965, TTY 711
for help with substance abuse or mental health questions or concerns, or treatment options.
Get help now if you or someone you know may hurt themselves or if you want to hurt yourself. Call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 800-SUICIDE (800-784-2433) or your local crisis center. For Maryland: call 2-1-1 and press option 1 or text 898-211.
If you are in an immediate state of crisis, call 9-1-1 or go straight to a hospital emergency room for temporary help. There, health care providers will also be able to tell you where and how to get more help.
Your health care provider. Your health care provider knows you and likely will notice any changes in your mood or personality. Your health care provider can also rule out possible physical reasons for your symptoms.
The Johns Hopkins Medicine Office of Wellbeing. From mySupport to Healthy at Hopkins, you have many resources through your employer.
Community mental health centers. These organizations give counseling and other services on a sliding-fee scale, based on your income.
Crisis centers. On-site mental health professionals give immediate evaluation and treatment.
Support and self-help groups. Alcoholics Anonymous and the National Alliance on Mental Illness are examples of peer and family support groups that meet both online and in person.