Emergency and Crisis Mental Health Services
Baltimore City: Baltimore Crisis Response Inc - (410) 752-2272
Baltimore County: Baltimore County Crisis Response System - (410) 931-2214
Maryland Crisis Hotline - 1-800-422-0009/ TDD line (410) 531-5086
National Suicide Prevention Hotline - 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)/1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Community Mental Health Services
To access information and referrals about community mental health providers, contact:
Low-Cost Case Management
: PLAN was founded in 1985 by families with members who had mental illnesses. PLAN acts as an extension of the family to support families' efforts to provide their loved ones with critical services not provided by the public benefit programs.
Help support NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore and save money on any prescription medications. The mission of MEDBANK Discount Drug Plan is to provide relief to the many citizens who have little or no coverage for prescription medications. No one should have to pay full price for vital and sometimes life-saving drugs.
Network of Care is a website where individuals living with mental illness can easily access a wide variety of important information about issues that affect their lives: MD Veterans
, Baltimore City
, and Baltimore County.
Veterans Resource Center
NAMI's Veteran & Military Resource Center
provides resources, support, and partnerships dedicated to mental health policy, education initiatives and advocacy priorities that impact active duty military personnel, veterans with mental illness and the family members of these individuals.
is the official government benefits website. For information related to topics of mental health and veterans benefits, learn more here
Resources for Parents of a Child with Mental Illness
For help navigating children's services:
Baltimore County: Villa Maria Family Navigators - 410-252-4700 ext. 265
Baltimore City: Family League Navigators - 410-662-5500 ext. 286
Baltimore City: MCFCMH Family Support: 410-235-6340
For additional information on childhood behavioral and mental health, see NAMI's fact sheet, What Families Can Do When a Child May Have a Mental Illness
Suggested reading: "The Power of Letting Go" by Mary Lacy Porter (NAMI Metropolitan NAMI Basics Teacher). This essay was featured in the book This I Believe. Mary Lucy Porter is currently writing a memoir exploring her experiences as a mother and her spiritual path to joy and wholeness. She lives in Baltimore with her husban, and is continually inspired and awed by her two daughters, now in college.
Criminal Justice Resources
Suggested reading: Beyond Punishment: Helping Individuals with Mental Illness in Maryland's Criminal Justice System . This book is NAMI Maryland's guide to help when an individual with mental illness becomes involved with the Maryland criminal justice system, with a focus on Baltimore City and Baltimore County.
For more information on mental illness and the criminal justice system, see NAMI Metro Baltimore's fact sheet, Interacting with Police
Any services not listed here but you have found helpful we want to know about them!
Notify the NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore office:
NAMI METROPOLITAN BALTIMORE
5210 YORK RD.
BALTIMORE, MD 21212