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We guide innovative approaches to prevention, early intervention, treatment and recovery to help build healthier individuals, stronger families and safer communities by managing the system of care that provides services for individuals with substance use and mental health disorders. 

Access 24-7 information and referral to crisis services, mental health and substance use disorder treatment through the Crisis, Information & Referral Line at 410-433-5175.

BHSB strives to break down barriers and unite providers, city agencies and the community  to improve behavioral health and wellness in the city. BHSB works with the Baltimore Police Department to implement the Crisis Response Team (CRT) model to improve the response to individuals experiencing behavioral health crises.

BHSB works with schools, providers and other community partners to support the behavioral health and wellness of Baltimore’s youth and families.

Behavioral Health System Baltimore encourages the expansion of peer based services in behavioral health.  Peer Recovery Advocates play a vital role in helping people through their journey to recovery.

The Maryland General Assembly passed the HOPE Act! This bill includes the Keep The Door Open Act which will increase access to behavioral health care by ensuring that community-based providers have reliable and stable support in Maryland’s budget.

BHSB partnered with the Baltimore Police Department to launch the pilot harm reduction program Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD)  to reduce the criminalization of behavioral health disorders and redirect low-level offenders to community-based services  instead of jail.

BHSB works to reduce harmful effects on individuals, families and communities that stem from untreated behavioral health disorders.

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Talk to a live, trained professional at any time 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for FREE!

*Crisis Intervention
*Substance Use Treatment
*Mental Health Treatment
*Overdose Prevention Resources


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