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2022 Impact Report

This year's report highlights the innovative work Behavioral Health System Baltimore does to empower people to strengthen well-being in their communities.

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2023 Legislative Session

Our legislative preview includes an in-depth look at key behavioral health policy priorities, the FY 24 state budget process and outlook for behavioral services in Maryland.

Behavioral Health System Baltimore is the area’s leading expert and resource in advancing behavioral health and wellness. We help guide innovative approaches to prevention, early intervention, treatment and recovery for those who are dealing with mental health and substance use disorders to help build healthier individuals, stronger families and safer communities.

What is Behavioral Health?

Behavioral health is a term for an individual’s overall emotional and mental wellness. The term encompasses both mental health and substance use disorders.

Behavioral Health in the Community
BY THE NUMBERS

Behavioral Health in Baltimore: The Numbers

One in five people in Baltimore has a mental health disorder. Learn more about the prevalence of behavioral health disorders in Baltimore by taking a look at the data.

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