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BHSB’s 2018 Policy Priorities

Behavioral Health System Baltimore partners with a range of state and local organizations to advocate for public policies that align resources, evidence-based practices, and systems change to support behavioral health and wellness.  For details regarding BHSB’s 2018 Policy Priorities visit our Policy and Advocacy page.  

May Is Mental Health Month!

Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. During the month of May, BHSB will join forces with partner organizations across the country and here in Maryland, such as MD NAMI and MHAM, to bring awareness to mental health and fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and […]

Join the BHSB Team for the 2016 Maryland NAMIWalk – May 21st!

BHSB is proud to once again support Baltimore Metropolitan NAMI with a team of committed colleagues, family and friends  who will be walking and raising money at this year’s NAMI walk on May 21st in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor! Every journey begins with that first step- and we are excited to be a part of the […]

Mental Health First Aid® Maryland Training Courses

Mental Health First Aid is a groundbreaking public education program that helps the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Those who complete the course certify as Mental Health First Aiders, having learned a 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to help an individual connect with […]

Mental Health Awareness Month Events

Walk in My Shoes: Raising Mental Health Awareness through Art Maryland Coalition for Mental Health Awareness’s event to challenge stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness and addiction, making the world a more healing place through art.   May 19, 2016 1-5 p.m. American Visionary Art Museum, Jim Rouse Visionary Center 800 Key Highway, 3rd Floor Banquet […]

31 Tips to Boost Your Mental Health!

Track gratitude and achievement with a journal. Include 3 things you were grateful for and 3 things you were able to accomplish each day.  Try the free apps – Happier or Attitudes of Gratitude Journal or make your own journal using one of these tutorials. Start your day with a cup of co­ffee. Coff­ee consumption is […]


The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for misuse of medications. BHSB has partnered with the Drug Enforcement Agency, Baltimore City Health Department and the Baltimore Police Department to increase the quantity of prescription […]

One-Question Alcohol Screen for Youth

Study supports single-question alcohol screen for adolescents. Findings also endorse use of NIAAA youth screening guide. NIH information on the one-question alcohol screen for youth for youth-serving mental health providers to promote a more streamlined behavioral health system or to help advocate for screening among medical providers in the city. Download the 2-page pocket guide here. The Alcohol […]

BHSB Newsletter and RFP's

Are you on our mailing list for the BHSB Newsletters? Have you seen our two most recent editions?  If not, click here to sign up for our mailing list! March newsletter April Newsletter   BHSB Requests For Proposals (RFP) Capitation Project Evaluation- BHSB is seeking a qualified organization interested in evaluating the performance of the two programs […]

Maryland SBIRT: Changing the Conversation for Better Health!

New Tool to Determine if a Patient May Have  a Problem with Alcohol or Drugs! Consumers and healthcare providers have a new online resource with a rich array of information about an alcohol and drug use screening and intervention service being implemented at primary care centers in Maryland. The service, “Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to […]

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