Resources to Support Health and Wellness During COVID-19

The COVID-19 emergency has dramatically changed life in Baltimore, and across the country. BHSB has put together resources and information to support our community to stay healthy, safe and connected during this pandemic.

If you are a behavioral health provider click here to see resources and updates for providers.

The tabs below contain information on COVID-19, resources for supporting emotional health and wellness, Baltimore City specific resources, and funding opportunities during this crisis.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Several vaccines for COVID-19 have been proven to be safe and effective. All Maryland residents above the age of 12 are currently eligible to register for the vaccine. Here are some additional resources to help you find a vaccine appointment:

Tips to Support Emotional Health and Wellness

You may find yourself feeling a range of emotions from sadness, loneliness, anger, fear, loss of control and anxiety. It’s normal to feel stressed and upset during a crisis. Finding ways to cope and manage stress is important for your health and wellness. Here are some tips (A link to a .pdf file is present) to help you support your emotional health and your community through these challenging times.

  • Take a Break from the News. Be aware of how much time you spend looking at the news and social media and how it is impacting your mood. Remember, there is a lot of misinformation out there! Consider turning off push notifications, and verify your sources.
  • Reach out for Support. If you are worried about your finances or getting food for you and/or your family, know there are resources to help. There are a variety of resources further down on this page.
  • Maintain familiar routines as much as possible. Try to wake up and go to sleep around the same time every day. Develop a daily telework schedule, with breaks included.
  • Find ways to connect with loved ones. Call/text your family, neighbors or friends and ask them how they are doing.
  • Do things that give you joy. Talk to a friend or family member on the phone. Connect to your spirituality. Cook your favorite meal. Cuddle your pet.
  • Focus on Movement. Take a walk around the block. Go to the park. Stand outside your front door and breath in the air. Do some yoga or chair If you do go out, just make sure you are maintaining 6 feet of physical distance from others.
  • Just Breathe. Stop what you’re doing, close your eyes, and slowly breath in and out for a minute. Download a meditation app like Insight Timer (A link to an external site), Headspace (A link to an external site) or Calm (A link to an external site).

Mental Health Resources