Accessing Mental Health Services During COVID-19

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Dr. Leslie Hulvershorn, Medical Director for Indiana’s Division of Mental Health and Addiction, discusses ways for people with severe mental health or substance use disorders to get help during the COVID-19 crisis.


To decide to see mental health services ask yourself:

  • Have you been able to take your medication? Why?
  • Are you worried you might harm yourself or others?
  • Do you feel more withdrawn or like you are a burden to others?
  • Do you feel constantly sad?
  • Are you able to feed, bathe and clothe yourself?
  • Are you worried about your safety?


If you or someone you are caring for answered yes to some or all of these questions, it’s a good idea to seek additional support and services. You can call a local psychiatric hospital, or if you are worried about harming yourself or others, you should call your local police for help.


Leslie Hulvershorn, M.D.

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction

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