We believe that mental health is health.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. 50% of Marylanders will experience a mental health or substance use challenge in their lifetime. The Mental Health Association of Maryland is committed to ensuring the wellbeing of all Marylanders through advancing public policy, monitoring service quality, providing training and education, leading systems change, and advancing new evidence-based treatments.

Maryland lights up green for mental health awareness

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Across the State, Marylanders are lighting up green the first week of May (5/1- 7) to show support for those living with mental health and substance use issues. We are more powerful together than apart.

Light Up Green Friends in Maryland

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.

Big Mental Health Wins in Annapolis!

This year’s legislative session was a sweeping success, with all major initiatives—many long and hard fought—passed. These victories were a community effort, with hundreds of coalition partners and Maryland citizens pushing our agenda forward, emailing representatives, testifying at hearings, and helping to spread the word on social media.

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