Mental Health 24/7
The City of Hyattsville's Mental Health 24/7 helps destigmatize mental health and provides access to wellness resources year-round!
Mental Health & Wellbeing Resources
- Hyattsville Mental Health & Wellbeing Community Resources List
- Wellbeing Recommended Book Suggestions List for Children
- You can also find various free or low-cost resources like food and housing assistance using this link.
- 988: New Lifeline for Mental Health Crises and Suicide Prevention: The 988 Lifeline improves access to crisis services for those experiencing a mental health or suicide-related crisis, or those helping a loved one through crisis. Individuals who call 988 (available nationwide in multiple languages) or text 988 (English only) will be connected to a national network of over 200 local, independent, and state-funded crisis centers equipped with counselors trained to help people in emotional distress or experiencing a suicidal crisis. If a local crisis center can’t respond right away, the call is routed to one of 16 backup centers around the country.
- Children’s Mental Health Matters! Family Resource Kit: The city has a limited number of Children’s Mental Health Matters! Family Resource Kits available (English and Spanish) for parents and guardians. The free kit, provided by the Mental Health Association of Maryland (MHAMD), includes fact sheets on common behaviors or diagnoses that youth and teens may experience, suggestions for when and how to seek professional help for a child or teen experiencing a mental health issue or crisis, information on accessing mental health care in Maryland, tips for supporting resilience in children and youth, and many more helpful resources. A free kit can be picked up at the City Municipal Building (4310 Gallatin Street, 3rd Floor). Kits can also be viewed on the MHAMD website or requested by calling MHAMD at 443-901-1550. www.mhamd.org
- Mental Health in Later Life: A Guidebook for Older Marylanders the People Who Care for Them: This free guide from the Mental Health Association of Maryland (MHAMD) empowers readers with behavioral health information that can encourage positive action, combat stigma, and foster connecting with professional and community support. Copies of the guide are available at the City Municipal Building (4310 Gallatin Street, 3rd Floor), can be viewed at the website www.mdaging.org, or requested by calling MHAMD at 443-901-1550.
- Children's Mental Health Forum: On Tuesday, May 24, 2022 the City, in collaboration with the Prince George's County School Board and Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS), held a Mental Health Collaborative Forum introducing the availability of community mental health resources from PGCPS, OnTrack Maryland, the Hyattsville City Police Department and Affiliated Sante Group. click here to watch a video of the webinar.
HCPD Mental Health and Wellness Initiatives
The City of Hyattsville Police Department, in partnership with the University of Maryland and the Town of Brentwood Police Department, launched a Mental Wellness Check-In program in 2021. The program requires every HPD police officer, dispatcher, and administrative staff member to meet quarterly in free, one-on-one online sessions with a mental health professional experienced in working with first responders. This provides a safe space to decompress from the stress of their daily work.
As part of the program, participants were required to complete short, anonymous pre- and post-session surveys to help assess the program's impact. After a year of compiling data, HPD is proud to share that 80% of participants were highly satisfied with the program. Learn more about the program's mission and findings in the Year One Mental Wellness Check-in Initiative Report and by watching the video below.