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Additional COVID-19 Support Resources

Here are some additional resources that might be helpful as you consider options for emotional support.

Finding a Local Mental Health Provider

To find a local therapist and/or psychiatrist:

  • Contact your insurance provider for a list of local providers who accept your insurance. Look at your insurance card or insurance-company website for information about how to do so.
  • Your insurance carrier may have a provision for teletherapy services. Contact your insurance company for information.
  • Your primary-care doctor’s office may be able to provide referral suggestions to you.
  • Psychology Today will allow you to locate local therapists who accept your insurance.
Other Teletherapy Resources
  • Talkspace Online Therapy – online counseling by text, audio or video messaging at an affordable cost
  • Better Help – professional online counselors available 24/7, private and affordable
  • Note: please feel free to connect with a counselor at the LUM Counseling Center to learn more about accessing these options or discussing counselor fit.
Mental Health Hotlines
  • For Loyola University Maryland Undergraduate and Graduate Students
    • After-hours Counselor Line: 410-617-5530
  • Emotional Support Help Line: 866-342-6892
    • Free access to specially trained mental health specialists to support people who may be experiencing anxiety or stress following the recent developments around COVID-19. Provided by Optum, the toll-free help line number, 866-342-6892, will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for as long as necessary. The service is free of charge and open to anyone.
  • Local (Baltimore and Surrounding Areas)
    • Baltimore Crisis Response, Inc. (BCRI): 410-433-5175
    • Baltimore County Response System: 410-931-2214
    • First Call for Help: 410-685-0525 or 211
    • Grassroots Crisis Line (Central Maryland): 410-531-6677
  • National
    • Crisis Text Line – free, 24/7, confidential text message service for those in crisis – text HELP to 741741
    • Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 988
    • Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860
    • LGBTQ+ Hotline (The Trevor Project): 866-488-7386
    • Veterans Crisis Line: 800-273-8255

Contact Us

Humanities, Room 150
One flight up the turret entrance
Phone: 410-617-CARE (2273)

Call to schedule an appointment
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.


REACT Online

REACT is an online video that explains how to help yourself or someone you care about cope in healthy ways after a distressing life event (such as a trauma, assault, or loss).