Where to Get Help

The primary sources of information about options for helping your child are:

  • Pediatrician – They can listen to your concerns and make referrals for treatment.

  • Family or System Navigators – Navigators can help provide one-on-one support to families.

  • School Psychologists – They can help children and youth academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally.

  • Insurance Company – They can provide you with a list of mental health professionals within your healthcare network.

  • Behavioral Health Authorities – These are local agencies that are responsible for planning, managing, and monitoring a specific area’s mental health services in Maryland.

More Information

Contact us! The Mental Health Association of Maryland is a statewide education and advocacy agency and we are here to help you. You can reach us at 443-901-1550 or info@mhamd.org.

Children's Mental Health Matters (CMHM)

CMHM raises awareness of the importance of children’s mental health. Learn more on their website.

Seeking Care Fact Sheet

Sometimes parents struggle with getting help because of their worries about what it might mean for their child or their family. But, the good news is: treatment works! Read our fact sheet to learn more.

First Steps in Seeking Help Fact Sheet

Worried about your child’s emotions or behavior? Consult this fact sheet for help and connect to valuable resources.

Trauma Fact Sheet

Trauma is a normal reaction that occurs in response to an extreme event. Learn how trauma can affect your child and how you can help.

Seeking Care Fact Sheet

Sometimes parents struggle with getting help because of their worries about what it might mean for their child or their family. But, the good news is: treatment works! Read our fact sheet to learn more.

First Steps in Seeking Help Fact Sheet

Worried about your child’s emotions or behavior? Consult this fact sheet for help and connect to valuable resources.

Trauma Fact Sheet

Trauma is a normal reaction that occurs in response to an extreme event. Learn how trauma can affect your child and how you can help.

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Immediate Help

If you or a loved one needs assistance or is thinking of suicide, please get help immediately.

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