We believe that mental health is health.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Across the country, Mental Health America is asking buildings, landmarks, and communities to light up green to during Mental Health Awareness Week—May 13th-19th. This year, the Mental Health Association of Maryland and the Maryland Department of Health’s Office of Suicide Prevention are working together to grow this movement here in Maryland. 

Are you with us?

Maryland lights up green for mental health awareness

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Across the state, Marylanders are lighting up green May 13th- 19th to show support for those living with mental health and substance use issues. We are more powerful together than apart.

2024 Light Up Green Friends in Maryland

Youth Voices Short Film: Experiences with Mental Health Care in Maryland

Hear directly from Maryland’s youth and caregivers as they share their experiences navigating the state’s behavioral health system and express their hopes for the future.

Host Your Own Mental Health Fundraiser

Our community is full of creative people who are passionate about supporting mental health in Maryland—any way they can! The sky is the limit. From workplace giving to goat yoga, pizza sales to community events, and anything in between. Where there is a will, there is a way. How will you support mental health?

Why Now?

The number of children accessing hospital emergency departments for suicide attempts in Maryland has increased by 46%.
An estimated 2,876 Marylanders lost their lives to overdose between April 2020 and April 2021.
Nearly 1 in 5 in the US lives with a mental illness.
In 2019, Maryland hospitals saw more than 417,000 visits for behavioral health crises.

There is Hope.

87% of Americans believe a mental health disorder is nothing to be ashamed of.
Over 80,000 Marylanders are trained in Mental Health First Aid.
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