Participants & Families

This web site is a source of information for participants and families. It is for everyone interested in well-being and recovery. We invite you to explore the recovery and resilience resources:

Recovery Defined

Recovery from mental disorders and substance related disorders is a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life and strive to reach their full potential (SAMHSA 2011)

The Eight Dimensions of Wellness

Wellness is a mindful self-directed process of getting your best life.

  • Emotional - coping well with life, able to handle emotions, creates satisfying relations
  • Environmental -living in pleasant spaces that support well-being
  • Financial - pleased with current and future financial status
  • Intellectual - takes part in creative activities, inspired to try new things
  • Occupational/Work - knows the value of meaningful work, able to explore many choices
  • Physical - promotes care of the body for better health and functioning, encourages balance between physical activities, food and emotional wellness
  • Social - building healthy, supportive relationships, connected to people, learning to balance personal, social, and work life, healthy boundaries
  • Spiritual - seeking meaningful and purpose in life, appreciates life experiences for what they are, can include religious belief

Participant Questions Call Toll-Free:
(800) 888-1965, TTY 711
Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST

Participant Help to Find a Provider:
Maryland 2-1-1

Provider Questions Call Toll-Free:
(800) 888-1965, TTY 711
Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST

Maryland Crisis Hotline 2-1-1 

Optum Public Toll Free Help Line:
(866) 342-6892