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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Every May, we recognize Mental Health Awareness Month as a time to raise awareness about mental health, break down stigma and share resources to support ourselves and each other.

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The collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge is heartbreaking for all of us and could be triggering for some. If you need to talk it through with someone, call or text 988.

2024 Legislative Session

The 2024 legislative session of the Maryland General Assembly ended April 8. BHSB testified on dozens of bills and saw significant progress on our policy priorities.

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
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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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