where to go for help

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

Pediatrician – He or she can listen to your concerns and make referrals for treatment.

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

School Psychologists – Can help children and youth academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally.

Core Service Agencies – These are local agencies (by county) that are responsible for planning, managing and monitoring a specific area’s mental health services in Maryland.

Family or System Navigators – Navigators can help provide one-on-one support to families. The Maryland Coalition of Families has navigators across the state to help.  Visit www.mdcoalition.org or call 410-730-8267 for more information.

MHAMD 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.

Other helpful resources include

Maryland Crisis Hotline  800-422-0009
24/hr support, guidance and connection to resources.

Maryland Insurance Administration  800-492-6116
Public Mental Health System for Medicaid recipients and for individuals who are active participants in the Pharmacy Assistance Program. Individuals who need services and are not sure that they qualify should contact their local core service agency (local mental health agency) or 800-888-1965 or TTY 800-735-2258.

Attorney General’s Office Health Advocacy Unit  877-261-8807

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)  866-615-6464

You can also visit www.nimh.nih.gov for research on prevention and treatment of mental illness.

Maryland’s Network of Care website: maryland.networkofcare.org
This website provides comprehensive county specific information about mental health services and other resources for families in multiply languages and formats. (Be sure to select your county for local information!)

bullying resources

Childrens Mental Health Matters!
Bullying Fact Sheet (link to bullying fact sheet)

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
AACAP Facts for Families – Bullying

Kidscape
Preventing Bullying: A Guide for Parents

Maryland State Department of Education
MSDE bullying info

Maryland Suicide & Crisis Hotlines
www.suicide.org/hotlines/maryland-suicide-hotlines.html
1-800-422-0009

National Suicide Hotline 1-800-SUICIDE

StopBullying.Gov
A federal website managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
http://www.stopbullying.gov

Bullying and LGBT Youth
www.stopbullying.gov/at-risk/groups/lgbt/index.html

StopBullying.gov
This federal website has a link just for kids.

For information on public mental health services in your county, call the Core Service Agency, the local mental health agency. Core Service Agencies generally have specialists on housing, rehabilitation, senior and child and adolescent services.

Allegany
301-759-5070
Anne Arundel
410-222-7858
Baltimore City
410-837-2647
Baltimore
410-887-3828
Calvert
410-535-5400, ext. 475
Carroll
410-876-4800
Cecil
410-996-5112
Charles
301-609-5757
Frederick
301-682-6108
Garrett
301-334-7440
Harford
410-803-8726
Howard
410-313-7350
Mid-Shore (Talbot, Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s)
410-770-4801
Montgomery
240-777-1400
Prince George’s
301-265-8400
Somerset
410-543-6981
St. Mary’s
301-475-4200
Washington
301-739-2490
Worcester
410-632-3366
Wicomico
410-543-6981