Mental Health 24/7
The City of Hyattsville's Mental Health 24/7 program launched in May 2022 to destigmatize mental health & wellness and provide access to resources year-round.
UPDATE: Fostering Resilience in Difficult Times
Due to set-up needs for the Driskell Park Dedication Celebration rescheduled for October 8, the October 7 Mental Health 24/7 program: Fostering Resilience in Difficult Times, is being rescheduled to a date that has not yet been determined.
Mental Health Resources 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. View a video of the webinar below or please click here.
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.
HCPD Mental Health and Wellness Initiatives
In 2021, the Hyattsville City Police Department launched two new Mental Health and Wellness initiatives. These programs help HCPD officers and dispatchers respond with compassion to mental health crises and care for their own mental wellness so they are more fit to respond to trauma of all kinds.
Special thanks goes to Dr. Melvin Seale and student interns Emily McAllister and Sebastian Godoy at the University of Maryland School of Public Health's Department of Health Policy and Management for supporting the launch and management of the Mental Wellness Check-in Initiative.