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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

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.


Number of people served in the public behavioral health system


Percent of people with a mental health disorder in Baltimore


Percent of people with a substance use disorder in Baltimore

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BHSB is responsible for managing complaints about behavioral health providers in Baltimore City. Learn how you can report concerns, such as quality of care, facility conditions and licensing.

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