The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) recently launched an online platform that allows Delawareans to find substance use disorder or mental health treatment services for themselves or a loved one.
The Behavioral Health Referral Portal provides residents with a searchable list of trusted treatment services and providers by location, contact information for providers, confidential communications with treatment providers, educational materials, and a self-assessment tool to help determine the most appropriate level of treatment.
“This is critical access for Delaware families who have long sought a way to connect online with substance use disorder and mental health providers about confidential treatment services for loved ones,” DHSS Secretary Molly Magarik said. “In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, having this virtual connection is even more important.”
The platform results from a partnership between DHSS’ Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health and Appriss Health, a national technology company that provides solutions to health care entities and government agencies. It can be accessed through HelpisHereDE.com and directly through Treatment Connection.
This year, suspected overdoses have increased approximately 32 percent, according to the Delaware Division of Forensic Science, reaching 256 deaths.
In addition, anxiety or depression have increased nationwide.