Welcome
Welcome
Welcome

We promote emotional health and wellness for all people and communities in Baltimore City.

Fight Stigma
Fight Stigma
Fight Stigma

Treat everybody with the dignity and respect they deserve.

For Providers
For Providers
For Providers

Learn more about funding opportunities for service providers in Baltimore City.

In Crisis
In Crisis
In Crisis

Are you feeling overwhelmed and not able to cope? Are you feeling like life isn’t worth living? Get help now.

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.

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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Number of people served in the public behavioral health system

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Percent of people with a mental health disorder in Baltimore

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Percent of people with a substance use disorder in Baltimore

  • Stories of Hope

    Cynthia T.

    Cynthia T. grew up in Park Heights in Northwest Baltimore, where substance abuse was commonplace in her household. At age 22, she tried heroin for the first time.

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  • Stories of Hope

    Tamnika J.

    Tamnika J.'s journey from addiction to recovery is not typical. She was a comparatively privileged child, growing up in an intact middle-class family.

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