The outbreak of COVID-19 can feel overwhelming for people and communities. Fear and anxiety about a disease, especially a new virus, can be stressful. The CDC has resources on managing stress and anxiety related to COVID-19 for individuals, parents, first responders, and those who are alone in quarantine which can be found here.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) also has a resource guide on dealing with anxiety related to COVID-19 and some frequently asked questions, which can be found here.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is free, confidential, and available 24/7 at 800-273-8255.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline has resources and recommendations for staying safe during COVID-19, which can be found here. If you or a friend needs help, call the hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE(7233).

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has COVID-19 information and resources available here

Crisis Text Line is here for any crisis and provides 24/7 free support. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from our secure online platform. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment. Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor.


The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) maintains an FAQ resource guide about coping with stress and axiety during this time, which can be found here. The Maryland Helpline is also available 24/7. You can call 211 and select option 1 or text your zip code to 898-211. For more information, visit 211MD.org


Carroll County

  • Click here for information about maintaining emotional wellness during a pandemic from the Carroll County Health Department.
  • You can reach the Carroll County COVID-19 Help Center at 410-876-4848. You can contact the County’s Crisis Hotline at 410-857-7322. 
  • If you, or someone you care about, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others call:
    • 211
    • Mobile Crisis – Affiliated Santé – 410-952-9552
    • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746. (TTY 1-800-846-8517)
    • 911 (last resort)
  • Domestic Violence Program 24/7 Hotline: 410-857-0077
  • Child Abuse & Neglect 24/7 Reporting Line: 410-386-3434
  • Rape Crisis Intervention Service 24/7 Hotline: 410-857-7322
  • Click here for information from the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) Carroll County Chapter.

Frederick County

  • Click here for information and guidance on mental health resources during COVID-19 from the Frederick County Health Department.
  • You can contact the Frederick County local 211 center by calling 866-411-6803.
  • You can contact the Frederick County Crisis Hotline by calling 301-662-2255.
  • Child Abuse & Neglect 24/7 Reporting Line: 301-600-4555
  • Adult Protective Services: 301-600-2635
  • Heartly House (Domestic Abuse) Hotline: 301-662-8800
  • Click here for information from the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) Frederick County Chapter.

Montgomery County 

  • Click here for mental health resources and guidance from the Montgomery County Health Department.
  • If you are in immediate need of talking to someone about your stress and anxiety, you can call the County’s 24/7 Crisis Center at 240-777-4000. EveryMind also has a 24/7 hotline available at 301-738-2255.
  • Abused Persons Program (24/7 crisis line): 240-777-4210       
  • Victim Assistance and Sexual Assault Program (24/7 crisis line): 240-777-4357          
  • Adult Abuse & Neglect  2/4 Reporting Line: 240-777-3000     
  • Child Abuse & Neglect 24/7 Reporting Line: 240-777-4417
  • Click here for resources from the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) Montgomery County Chapter.