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Mental Health, also known as emotional or behavioral health, is a vital part of everyone’s life. If you are worried about your mental health, it is important to seek help right away. Mental illness symptoms can vary depending on the person, however, many people have similar thoughts, feelings, and/or behavioral characteristics. A single symptom or isolated event is not necessarily a sign of mental illness, but multiple or severe symptoms may indicate a need for a medical evaluation. If you need immediate help, please call 800-422-0009 or 2-1-1 and press 1.

If you are worried about your mental health, you can start by talking to friends, family members, a spiritual counselor, or your physician about your concerns. Your physician can talk with you about what you are experiencing and make referrals for mental health treatment. Your insurance company can provide you with a list of mental health professionals within your healthcare network. If you do not have insurance, contact your local Behavioral Health Authority/Core Service Agency for assistance. You can visit Network of Care to review a comprehensive list of mental health services by county.

In Maryland, most health insurance plans cover some mental health treatment. Call your insurance provider before beginning treatment to find out which clinicians accept your insurance and what services are covered. If you have questions about Mental Health Parity or your mental health care coverage, please visit MHAMD’s Maryland Parity Project or call 443-901-1550, ext. 206. For more information on paying for care, here.

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