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Midshipmen Development Center

The MDC is closed to students, however we are still available to assist. 

You can reach us by leaving a voicemail (410-293-4897) or mdc@usna.edu.
    
To make an appointment: Call or email us (email is preferred as MDC staff may be working remotely)
New appointments: Email us at mdc@usna.edu for procedures.
  
Urgent issues: Contact your chain of command, Duty Chaplain, OOW (410) 320-9721,  or see other resources below.
   For all emergencies call 911

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MDC is operating offering telehealth/hybrid services. MDC will not provide in-person appointments to students; counselors are available by telephone or videoconferencing.

How to Get Help at the MDC

 Scheduling is best done via email at mdc@usna.edu, or by leaving a phone message (3-4897).  The MDC spaces are closed with no in-person appointments or relaxation room use for now.  We remain available to you for mental health, sports/performance, and nutritional counseling. 

  • To make an appointment:
    • Call or email us (email is preferred as MDC staff may be working remotely).  We will provide an intake form and informed consent you can complete and send in, and then set up a time to talk.

  • Students requesting NEW appointments (new to MDC, no previous appointments):
    • Call or email MDC during business hours (0730-1530).  However, with staff potentially working remotely, MDC may not be always manned, MDC email is the preferred method of communication and will be checked frequently.

If you need a space for privacy for your telehealth appointment, let us know when scheduling and we can provide options.

 

If you need to talk with someone urgently and MDC is not available for drop-in services, you have several options:

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Continue to take care of yourselves and each other and reach out for assistance.

RESOURCES

Emotional Support Help Line for COVID-19 
1-866-342-6892
Free access to specially trained mental health specialists to support people experiencing anxiety or stress around COVID-19.

Managing Stress and Anxiety during COVID-19. 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has created this resource related to mental health and coping during COVID-19.
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255, or chat options at the website:
https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/talk-to-someone-now/

Military One Source 800-342-9647 or online chat at
https://www.militaryonesource.mil/

    911 for all emergencies

This is the front entrance to MDC located below 8-0 in the Mezzanine. Go to 8th wing and follow the signs for further directions. If you are coming from outside, the entrance into Bancroft by the basketball court and tennis courts is the quickest route. 

Helping Midshipmen meet life's challenges with success 

The Midshipmen Development Center (MDC) is open to Midshipmen from 0730-1600 Monday to Friday, except Federal Holidays.  Midshipmen should be in uniform of the day when visiting MDC.

The Midshipmen Development Center exists to promote and enhance the adjustment, well-being, and professional development of Midshipmen through psychological and nutritional counseling services to Midshipmen, and through consultation and training to USNA Faculty and Staff responsible for Midshipman development, while respecting diversity of gender, race, sexual orientation and culture.

A wide variety of training, educational, and clinical services are provided to the Midshipmen, Faculty, and Staff to support the mission of the Naval Academy and to respond to the individual needs and goals of our diverse Midshipmen population.

The Midshipmen Development Center is a non-medical facility, and the information obtained by the MDC does not go into a Midshipman's medical record.

 


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