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If you are experiencing a mental health medical emergency, call 911 or go immediately to the closest emergency room.

    • Crisis Response in Maryland:
      • Maryland Crisis Hotline 800-422-0009 / TDD line 410-531-5086
      • Calvert County Crisis Hotline 410-535-1121
      • Charles County Crisis Hotline 301-645-3336
      • Prince George's Crisis Services 301-429-2185
      • Maryland Youth Crisis Hotline 800-422-0009

  • Protective Services:

    • Child Protective Services
      • Calvert County 443-550-6969  / 800-787-9428(toll free)
      • Charles County 301-392-6739 / 301-932-2222 (after hours –
      • Sheriff’s Dept.)
      • Prince George’s County 301-909-2450 / 301-699-8605 (after hours)
      • St. Mary’s County 240-895-7016 / 301-475-8016 (after hours)
      • Washington County 240-420 -2222 

Past articles and information of interest: 

Vaccine Anxiety: Tips for handling the latest COVID fatigue

News about COVID-19 vaccines seems to change daily. Who can get them? Where are they given? Who do I ask? How do I get in line? Are there enough? Who’s in charge? 

Planning regular check-ins with state and county health websites can help ease a sense of having no control about getting your vaccine.  Planning regular check-ins with state and county health websites can help ease a sense of having no control about getting your vaccine.
On and on. 

“There is an awful lot of anxiety everywhere about how to get the vaccine,” said UC Davis Health clinical psychologist Kaye Hermanson. “And it’s valid. There are real reasons to be anxious – we’re in a pandemic, we’re uncertain where and when we’re going to get our vaccine, and the information seems to be in flux. Who wouldn’t be anxious?” 

So Hermanson’s first bit of advice for dealing with this Vaccine Anxiety chapter of COVID Fatigue is this: Understand that your exhaustion and uncertainty are rational. Then take a deep breath. Remind yourself that we are moving in the right direction. 

“Positive thoughts really can help in uncertain times,” she said. “We all need to hang in there. We have more hopeful days ahead, we just can’t rush them.” 

Click here for more from UC Davis Health.

44 Mental Health Resources for Black People Trying to Survive in This Country 

By Zahra Barnes at Self.com
Image: D'Ara Nazaryan

Black lives matter. Black bodies matter. Black mental health matters. This latest string of rampant and wanton brutality against Black people flies in the face of these indisputable truths. As a Black woman myself, I’ve spent years trying to process the violence and racism that are part and parcel of living in this country in this skin. But I’ve never had to do it during a pandemic that, of course, is decimating Black lives, health, and communities the most.

In my years as a mental health reporter and editor, I’ve been heartened to slowly see the collection of mental health resources for Black people start to grow. It’s still not where it needs to be, but there is solidarity and support out there if you need help processing what’s happening (and there’s nothing weak about needing it, either). Here’s a list of resources that may help if you’re looking for mental health support that validates and celebrates your Blackness.

It starts with people to follow on Instagram who regularly drop mental health gems, then goes into groups and organizations that do the same, followed by directories and networks for finding a Black mental health practitioner. Lastly, I’ve added a few tips to keep in mind when seeking out this kind of mental health support, especially right now.

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