The help you need and deserve is one call away.

Mental health (or behavioral health) is as real and important as physical health. Take a step toward wellness by working with one of our behavioral health care managers. We can help you with care coordination for substance abuse challenges, or struggles with depression, anxiety, or other mental health conditions. A behavioral health clinician can help you navigate your treatment needs.

Our specially trained and licensed behavioral health care managers can:

  • Provide support and guidance.
  • Assist with finding appropriate providers.
  • Coordinate your care with your providers.
  • Connect you with community support.
  • Provide resources to help you understand and manage your prescription medications.

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Understanding Mental Health

Mental health conditions may be passed down through the family, or they can occur because of abnormal brain chemistry, substance abuse, or in response to traumatic events or an abusive environment. In other words, a mental illness isn’t the fault of the person who’s suffering.

  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Grief and loss
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Substance abuse

Where to Start

Finding help starts with understanding where to begin. There are many
people and places that can equip you with the right resources.

Your Health Care Provider

Your health care provider knows you and likely will notice any changes in your mood or personality. They can also rule out possible physical reasons for your symptoms.

  • The Johns Hopkins Medicine Office of Wellbeing

    From mySupport to Healthy at Hopkins, you have many resources through your employer.

  • Community Mental Health Centers

    These organizations give counseling and other services on a sliding-fee scale, based on your income.

  • Crisis Centers

    On-site mental health professionals can provide immediate evaluation and treatment.

  • Support and Self-Help Groups

    Alcoholics Anonymous and the National Alliance on Mental Illness are just two examples of peer and family support groups that meet both online and in person.

Learn About Depression and Resources to Help

A Johns Hopkins Health Plans behavioral health care manager and health educator discuss signs, symptoms and treatment of depression, plus resources from your health plan and the community.

Get Help Now

If you are in an immediate state of crisis, call 9-1-1 or go straight to a hospital emergency room for temporary help. There, health care providers will also be able to tell you where and how to get more help.


Find Mental Health Care

Types of Mental Health Care Providers

There are different types of mental health care providers, each with different qualifications and capabilities:

  • Psychiatrists or Medical Healthcare Providers

    These professionals can give counseling and medicine. They have doctorate degrees and specialize in psychotherapy and human behavior.

  • Mental health nurse practitioners.

    These professionals have advanced degrees. They can give counseling and medicine.

  • Licensed clinical social workers (LCSW).

    These are professionals with a master’s degree who are trained in one-on-one and group psychotherapy. They help people deal with a variety of mental health and daily living problems.

  • UpLift Virtual Behavioral Health Program

    Timely, personalized care for behavioral health concerns through a greatly expanded network and rapid scheduling, matching individual needs with a qualified clinician, often as soon as the next day. Visit UpLift.

Find a Mental Health Provider

Find a provider through the Hopkins Network or Cigna:

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