Mental Health Help in Montgomery County, Maryland
These are challenging and stressful times as we cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. The virus can affect everyone in emotional and physical ways.
The current COVID-19 situation can exacerbate domestic violence and human trafficking and add additional challenges for those with existing mental health concerns. The County’s 24-hour Crisis Center provides telephone help for anyone in crisis. The Crisis Center number is 240-777-4000.
Covid-19 County mental health resources can be found here:
Mental health professionals from the County’s Department of Health and Human Services have the following guidance to deal with stress during this time of crisis:
➡️ It is natural and okay to feel anxious and overwhelmed; times are uncertain and difficult right now
➡️Work individually and together to find creative ways to keep anxiety in check
➡️It is important to find time to take care of ourselves and our mental health, so we can ultimately look out for each other
➡️Limit time focusing on news headlines can worsen anxiety
➡️Stick to the facts about COVID-19 and what is being done to combat it
➡️Turn off the television and limit social media consumption
➡️When possible, connect with friends and loved ones through video chats and other online platforms; share your tips for relaxation
➡️Get outside to exercise but remember to keep your distance from others
➡️Take deep breaths
➡️Eat right and get enough sleep
➡️Help others in your community