Around 39% of Maryland residents report symptoms of depression or anxiety. More than one in ten residents suffer from a diagnosed mental illness. Less than half of those with mental health issues actually receive treatment. This is usually due to high costs, and Baltimore residents are three-times more likely to experience poverty than other Marylanders.
Here are three completely free and confidential resources that any Baltimore resident (or any Maryland resident for that matter) can utilize. Professionally trained mental health specialists are standing by. Call today and explore your options.
The Mental Health Hotline
The Mental Health Hotline (MHH) offers free, confidential, around-the-clock assistance with any mental health issue whatsoever. Call 866-903-3787 anytime to reach a trained professional who can offer guidance, counseling, and more resources if need be. Give us a call now, or feel free to browse our website, which is loaded with helpful information and external links.
Baltimore is part of a network of cities nationwide that have created 988. Simply dial from any phone at any time, and you’ll reach a trained specialist ready to help with any mental health issue. You can visit the 988 website by clicking here.
NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is one of the largest resources for free assistance with mental health issues in the US. Call 800-950-6264 anytime to reach a crisis counselor, or text “NAMI” to 741741. Baltimore has its own NAMI hub – visit the website by clicking here.
Maryland Mental Health Resources
Find more resources and information on mental health services available in the state, including hotlines, support groups, and treatment centers. If you or someone you know is in need of mental health support, please visit this page for more information.