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Well-Being Help Center

COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line

The BSOM Department of Psychiatry has set up a COVID-19 Mental Health Support line for all our providers. BSOM Psychiatry faculty will be staffing the phone line 937-775-8140 Monday through Friday from 12 p.m.-8 p.m. The attending psychiatrists on the line will be offering educational resources, coping strategies, building resilience, and other screening and linkages as appropriate for providers who may need mental health support during this time. All calls will be handled confidentially.

Process to Access

  1. Dayton Behavioral Care will partner with Kettering Health Network to provide free psychosocial support for any member of the medical staff, administration or APPs needing to talk with a mental health professional during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  2. To access this care:  
    • Please send email to: 
    • Please provide a name, good contact number, preferred way of communication (phone or email), and a good time to call.
    • Subject line of the email: COVID-19 Health Care Worker
    • All communications will be handled confidentially.

Crisis Hotlines & Chat Lines

IMALIVE is a confidential and secure chat line supporting people in crisis or considering suicide.
SAMHSA's National Helpline 1-800-662-4357(HELP) available 24/7 geared toward substance abuse related circumstances that can attribute to depression, burnout, and suicide.
Crisis Text Line available 24/7 by texting TALK to 74174.
The Sara Charles MD Physician Litigation Stress Resource Center.
Physician Litigation Stress Resource Blog.
Lifeline Crisis Chat available 24/7 providing online emotional support, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention services.

Mental Health Counseling

Personal or psychological counseling offers you the opportunity to talk about social, emotional, or behavioral problems that are either causing you distress or interfering with your functioning. These encounters occur in a safe forum, knowing that what is shared will be kept private and confidential. mental health counselors are trained professionals who can respond to your concerns in an objective and non-judgmental manner and offer guidance to individuals, couples, families and groups who are dealing with issues that affect their mental health and well-being.

Mental health counseling improves and even saves lives. Seeking counseling is a sign of courage and strength because it's an important step in taking charge of mental health and creating the life that you deserve, a life worth living

There are many reasons for pursuing personal or psychological counseling:

Most Common Needs:

  • Family or relationship conflict
  • Issues of grief and loss
  • Difficulty managing stress
  • Coping with traumatic events
  • Domestic violence or sexual assault
  • Depression or lack of motivation
  • Anxiety or acute panic attacks
  • Problems with alcohol or other drugs
  • Problems with anger compulsive behaviors

Benefits of Counseling:

  • Decreased problems with daily living
  • Increased sense of joy and contentment
  • Repaired and enhanced relationships
  • Improved functioning at work
  • Increased activity- reduced social isolation
  • Increased quality of life and overall life satisfaction

Choosing a qualified mental health counselor can be challenging. To help support you in your counseling needs, the wellbeing team is compiling a list of qualified and recommended mental health counselors who practice outside of the network, preserving your confidentiality and anonymity.

Roger H. Fortman, MS, BA, LPCC

Roger is a licensed clinical counselor, working with individuals, couples and families for the past 25 years. He has served on the board of the Miami Valley Counseling Association. He has also served as an executive coach, and trainer working with healthcare organizations across the United States. He is a leadership instructor at the University of Dayton's Center for Leadership and has been an adjunct faculty at Wright State University, Division of Professional Development. He was awarded the Ohio Hospice and Palliative Care Organization's Rose and Sam Stein Award for making a significant contribution to Hospice in the State of Ohio. He has published articles for their InTouch magazine, including "Improving Organizational Morale". He co-authored an article, "Creating a Work Environment That Promotes Self-Care" in Holistic Nursing Practice. He's done international consulting in Sweden and Germany.

Roger H. Fortman, MS, BA, LPCC

Contact Information

Roger Fortman
Fortman & Associates Counseling and Consulting
1948 E. Whipp Rd. Suite A-1
Dayton, Ohio 45440
Office: (937) 434-6217
Mobile: (937) 470-0732

Insurance: Accepts most commercial insurance

Elaine M. Pritchett, MS, LPCC-S

Elaine is a licensed clinical counselor working with individuals, couples and families in the Dayton area over the last 14 years. Elaine is a highly skilled, compassionate, solution-oriented professional dedicated to providing meaningful services to those experiencing a wide variety of mental health concerns ranging in severity and duration. Elaine is an effective motivator, communicator and advocate with inherent ability to interact with all types of personalities, defuse stressful situations and proactively assist individuals in resolving challenges. Elaine's clinical interests and concentrations include, PTSD and Grief recovery, Anxiety, Depression, Life Stress management. She has co-authored an article" Perceptions of Clients and Counseling Professionals Regarding Spirituality in Counseling" in Counseling and Values Journal.

Elaine M. Pritchett, MS, LPCC-S

Contact Information

Elaine Pritchett
1948 E. Whipp Rd. Suite A-1
Dayton, Ohio 45440
Office: 937-477-4421
Hours: Mon and Thur from 9a -8p and
Wed and Fri from 9a-5p.

Insurance: Accepts major insurance plans except Aetna & Humana