Mental Health and Abuse Resources

Age Friendly Baltimore County shared the following mental health resource with us on April 8th – Shepperd Pratt’s Virtual Walk In Crisis Clinic

Here is a list of mental health and abuse resources we’ve compiled:

Maryland Health Connection opened an emergency enrollment period for uninsured Marylanders through June 15, 2020. More information is available here: https://www.marylandhealthconnection.gov/

For Coronavirus phone support:
Call 2-1-1, then press 2 to connect with a helpline representative immediately to get additional information and resources.

Crisis Connect Tri-fold 211MD Business Card

Mental Health Association of Maryland

800-422-0009
https://www.mhamd.org/immediate-help/

General Statewide Coronavirus information: https://www.mhamd.org/coronavirus/

The Senior Call Check participants receive an automated call every day. These calls will take place within a time frame chosen by the participant. If the participant does not answer their first call, they will be called two additional times in the same day. If those calls go unanswered, an alternate person, selected by the participant, will be notified. This alternate could be an adult child, a neighbor, or anyone designated as a reliable contact. The alternate will then be asked to check on the participant. For those who do not have an alternate or whose alternate is unresponsive, the state will call local law enforcement to conduct a wellness check.

For more information on this program and to register, call 1-866-50-CHECK (1-866-502-4325) or visit aging.maryland.gov. Please help spread the word to seniors living alone at home.

This next information courtesy of NAMI Maryland

In the coming days and weeks, NAMI Maryland will be rolling out additional support and education to help our community process the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether it’s job loss, isolation, caring for a loved one, or fractures in critical behavioral health services, we want to know how the abrupt changes in society and our day-to-day lives are impacting you.

Please take our brief survey to help us target the best way to help you. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KMLWJDH

Ways to Avoid Headline Anxiety and to Cope:

  • Avoid triggering topics in the news.
  • Limit your news consumption.
  • Be cognizant of your social media use.
  • Practice good stress management
  • Understand that it is normal to be somewhat concerned by this, but try not to let fear drive your anxiety to an unhealthy level.

To put this new and concerning situation into perspective:

  • Understand that it will be life-disrupting for awhile.
  • Settle in.
  • We’re ALL working as hard and as quickly as we can.
  • Grace is helpful. Anger is not.
  • Stay calm.
  • Keep your germs to yourself.
  • Limit large gatherings.
  • It’s going to be ok, but it’s going to be bumpy for awhile-

Please stay safe and protect your mental health! We are here to help, so please do not hesitate to email us at info@namimd.org or call the NAMI Maryland office at (410) 884-8691 if you have any questions.

Mike Finkle of On Our Own of Maryland provided several useful pamphlet resources that can be printed.

A comprehensive list of Warm Line Numbers can be found via their website in Google Docs.

Maryland Association of Behavioral Health Authorities – a list of behavioral health authorities from around the state of Maryland. MABHA DirectoryMABHAMay2019 (1)

Maryland Dept. of Health -Recovery and Wellness Support Resources for the COVID-19 Outbreak Fact Sheet – Wellness and Recovery Resources 4.1.2020

211 Maryland Crisis Connect Crisis Connect Tri-fold 211MD Business Card

Baltimore Crisis Response and National Suicide Hotline BCRI and National Suicide Hotline

Baltimore City

Behavioral Health System Baltimore, Inc.

Crisis: BCRI – https://bcresponse.org/
410-433-5175 (24 hour line for help and crisis)

General: Behavioral Health Systems Baltimore – https://www.bhsbaltimore.org/
410-433-5175 (staffed by BCRI)

Baltimore County

Baltimore County Department of Health, Bureau of Behavioral Health

Crisis: Baltimore County Crisis (run by Affiliated Sante) – https://www.thesantegroup.org/baltimore-county-crisis-services
410-931-2214

General: Baltimore County Bureau of Behavioral Health – https://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/health/healthservices/mental/
410-887-3828

 

Harford County

Office on Mental Health of Harford County

410-803-8726

Local Addictions Authority

Harford County Health Department

410.803.8726

410-273-5681 Fax: 410-273-5556

Harford Crisis Center

800-NEXT-STEP
410-889-7884

Domestic Violence and Elder Abuse resources

National Domestic Violence Hotline
(800) 799-SAFE (7233)

National Sexual Assault Hotline
(800) 656-HOPE (4673)

Maryland Health Care Coalition Against Domestic Violence

https://healthanddv.org/resources/links-to-other-resources/

Baltimore County Family Violence resources

https://baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/police/community/family.html

PSA from the Police Chief with some resources for getting help

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qoo2u5DVmKQ

Turn Around, Inc.

House of Ruth

Domestic Violence
informational video by Baltimore County Police Department https://foxbaltimore.com/news/coronavirus/balt-co-police-shares-resources-for-survivors-of-domestic-violence-during-the-pandemic

iwatch@baltimorecounty.gov
410-887-2223 (special victims unit)
Greater Baltimore Medical Center – ask for safe nurse

Elder & Medical Abuse Resources

https://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/police/community/elderabuse.html

https://chanabaltimore.org/find-help/elder-abuse/

Baltimore City Domestic Violence Resources:  https://mocj.baltimorecity.gov/domestic-violence-resources/links

Harford County resource list: http://harfordcountymd.gov/2255/For-Victims-of-Domestic-Violence-and-Sta

Sexual Assault/Spouse Abuse Resource Center

https://www.sarc-maryland.org/about/

Harford County Department of Aging

https://www.harfordcountymd.gov/651/Office-on-Aging

Special thanks to Mike Finkle of On Our Own Maryland, Kari Gorkos of MHAMD, and NAMIMD for the resources and information!

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