How Do I Get Help?

  • You are not alone! One of the most important things to remember is that you are not alone. People experience mental health challenges many times throughout their lives. Some people go on to make a full recovery, depending on the type of issue, or learn to manage their mental health problems and lead fulfilling and active lives.
  • Find a friend: You may find it helpful to talk to your partner, a relative or a friend about your problems.  They may be concerned about you and welcome the opportunity to hear what you have to say. There are our sources of support in the community, such as a spiritual advisor.
  • Talk to your doctor: Your doctor may be the first person you talk to about your mental health problems. Be honest and let him / her know what you are thinking and feeling. This will help your doctor diagnose and treat your illness.
  • Emergencies: If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, call 911 or call the Hope Line Network at 1.800.784.2433 for immediate help. In other times of crisis, the emergency room doctor at a hospital may be able to provide temporary help for a mental health problem, and will be able to tell you where and how to get further help.

More information:

  • Kim Burton
  • Director of Older Adult Programs
  • phone 443-901-1550 x 210
  • email