Baltimore’s Public Behavioral Health System
Everyone deserves access to effective, high-quality, culturally relevant care. Baltimore’s Public Behavioral Health System provides mental health and substance use services to low-income individuals and families and people who are uninsured. In 2020, more than 90,000 people accessed care through the public behavioral health system.
People served in 2020 (Insert ASO Data Dashboard)
CALL 988 – Connecting People to Care
The CALL 988 Helpline offers high-quality emergency emotional support. The hotline plays an essential role in connecting people to community based care and crisis services. The hotline responds to over 50,000 calls a year.
Saving Lives from Overdose
The overdose epidemic has had a devastating impact on Baltimore. In 2020 we lost 1028 people to overdose in our city. Bmore POWER (link to webpage) does outreach every day to give the overdose reversal drug naloxone and other harm reduction resources to the most at risk communities. Through their outreach and relationships, they keep track of reported overdose reversals with naloxone. They have recorded over 6000 lives saved with naloxone.