Your Health & Safety Matters

There never seems to be enough time in college - you're either in class, studying for class, or tied up with family and work responsibilities. Sometimes the stress is too much to handle alone, leaving you looking for help without knowing where to turn. Here at Chesapeake College, your mental health matters. Did you know you can begin to find the help you need to deal with these issues right at Chesapeake College?

Chesapeake College has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Corsica River Mental Health Services (CRMHS) furnishing a framework for mental health services to be provided to Chesapeake College students during the 2014-15 academic year. CRMHS provides students access to counseling, psychotherapy, crisis intervention and medicine management as appropriate as part of the MOU.

Faculty and staff may refer students, or students may self-refer, by contacting one of the colleges CRMHS contacts ? Maureen Conlon (mconlon@chesapeake.edu or 410-827-5856) or Joan Seitzer (jseitzer@chesapeake.edu or 410-827-5808) on the Wye Mills Campus and Easton Allied Health Center; Bob Boettger (bboettger@chesapeake.edu or 410-822-5400, ext. 2621) or Guido DeLuca (gdeluca@chesapeake.edu or 410-822-5400, ext. 2606) at the Cambridge Center.

There are a host of other public mental health care services available to students and residents of our region. Contact information and a short explanation of these services follows:

Eastern Shore Operations Center 1-(888)-407-8018    Click for More Info

The ESOC operates 24/7 to deal with both crisis and non-crisis mental health concerns. In emergency situations, the ESOC can even send out one of its Mobile Crisis Teams to provide immediate mental health assistance. Or, it can help a student make connections with a public mental health care provider in his or her own county.

Life Crisis Center Hotline 1-(800)-422-0009     Click for More Info

The Life Crisis Center Hotline provides counseling for victims of domestic violence or sexual assault, suicide prevention, support groups, emergency shelter, shelter referral, medical care, and assistance with the process of prosecution.

Suicide Hotline 1-(800)-SUICIDE     Click for More Info

The Suicide Hotline provides counseling for suicide prevention.

Youth Hotline 1-(800)-422-0009    Click for More Info

The Youth Hotline provides crisis intervention, support and referrals

For All Seasons, Inc. Hotline 1-(800)-310-7273     Click for More Info

For All Seasons provides counseling, advocacy, and education to victims of rape, sexual assault and abuse.

Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence 1-(800)-927-4673     Click for More Info

The Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence provides direct services for victims of family violence, including a 24-hour hotline, crisis intervention, counseling, support group, emergency shelter, client advocacy, children's program, court accompaniment, information and referral.

Network of Care www.networkofcare.org     Click for More Info

This web-based internet tool is a mental health resource that includes a provider service network, a medical library, resource/veterans' links and support/advocacy group contacts.

Chesapeake Helps 1-866-722-4577 or www.chesapeakehelps.org     Click for More Info

Chesapeake Helps includes information and referral specialists who are available to help callers find non-profit local services in their county.

Or, for more information . . .

You may wish to consult the 2014 Resource Guide to Public Behavioral Health Services in Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's and Talbot Counties of Maryland (http://www.msmhs.org/PDF/2014-Resource-Guide.pdf).