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The goals of the MHTTC Network are to:

  • Accelerate the adoption and implementation of mental health related evidence-based practices across the nation.

  • Heighten the awareness, knowledge, and skills of the workforce that addresses the needs of individuals living with mental illness.

  • Foster regional and national alliances among culturally diverse practitioners, researchers, policy makers, family members, and consumers of mental health services.

  • Ensure the availability and delivery of publicly available, free of charge, training and technical assistance to the mental health field.


National Institute of Mental Health

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) offers authoritative information about mental disorders, a range of related topics, and the latest mental health research.

Click here for the NIMH link for ASQ Toolkit: Ask Suicide-Creening Questions (ASQ) Toolkit


Mental Health America

Mental Health America (MHA)'s work is driven by its commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need them; with recovery as the goal.

Click Take a Mental Health Test There are multiple types of Mental Health Condidions. 

Click Peer Support Resources  Peer Support, Resources and Programs


You First Health Systems

You First Health Systems is a local behavioral health agency that is committed to providing the highest degree of service possible to their clients. They provide care in a manner that is appropriate, necessary, efficient, and effective. The You First Health Systems name was coined to center around putting the needs of their clients first. They offer therapy for adults and children, Autism services, and resources necessary to promote the wellbeing of individuals within our communities.


Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) have a tremendous impact on future violence victimization and perpetration, and lifelong health and opportunity. Working together, we can help create neighborhoods, communities, and a world in which every child can thrive.

Learn more about preventing ACEs in your community by assuring safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments.


SAMSHA - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration

Need to understand Mental Health? Need to find Help or Treatment? Need to collect Data? Need  Program, Campaign or Grant Assistance? Let SAMSHA help your resource need for any location. Click here to find a treatment facility


Crisis Text Line

Text from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.


Maryland Association of Behavioral Health Authorities

The Core Service Agencies, Local Addictions Authorities, and Local Behavioral Health Authorities plan, develop, and manage a full range of treatment and rehabilitation services for persons with serious mental illness and substance use disorder in their jurisdictions. The agencies collaborate with other human service agencies to promote comprehensive services for individuals with mental illness and substance use disorder who have multiple human needs.


Innovative Therapeutic Services

Innovative Therapeutic Services (ITS) is an outpatient mental health clinic and provides individual, group, and family counseling; psychiatric services for children and adults; and psychiatric rehabilitation services to children, adolescents and adults. The company was designed in 2009 by a team of experienced mental health clinicians with a passion to provide treatment and educate individuals with behavioral challenges.

ITS providers serve Prince George’s County, Howard County, Washington County, Anne Arundel County, Montgomery County, Baltimore City and Baltimore County.


Bilingual clinicians are also available for Spanish-speaking clients.



Psychology Today

Browse & Find Profiles of Top Psychology Today Verified Therapists in Maryland. Customized Local Searches. Best Online Directory. Detailed Profiles. Approved Credentials. Look Up Local Therapists. Types: Therapists, Psychologists, Counselors, Psychotherapists.


Living Forward Counseling

Katie Badders LCSWC provides an array of clinical services including psychotherapy, anger management, social skills training, addiction counseling, and grief counseling, sometimes utilizing creative materials including the use of pets, cinema, art, music, and game play.



LearnSafe is easy to use and actionable. With over a decade of use and continuous input from experts, you can trust LearnSafe to help build a safe, supportive learning environment. LearnSafe gives you the time and information you need to focus on providing the individualized, positive intervention and support necessary to keep all students and staff members safe.


Latin American Youth Center

Our mission is to empower a diverse population of youth to achieve a successful transition to adulthood through multi-cultural, comprehensive, and innovative programs that address youths’ social, academic, and career needs.

A strong relationship with a caring adult is critical to a young person’s ability to achieve success. Our signature youth development model, the Promotor Pathway®, transforms lives by combining individualized support with mentoring and high-quality services to transform lives. The Pathway’s goal is to eliminate as many barriers as possible in young people’s lives, including homelessness, substance abuse, mental health issues, crime, dropping out of school, unemployment, or gang activity.


Call 2-1-1, Press 1

Text your zip code to 898-211 or TXT-211

This service is only available for Maryland Zip Codes.

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B.A.C.H.S Healthcare

Baltimore Area Community Health Services (B.A.C.H.S. Healthcare) partners with communities, mental health agencies, and individuals to help them achieve their mental health goals. We offer a variety of programs including PRP (Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program), substance abuse, and vocational programs.   


Suicide Prevention Resource Center

The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) is the only federally supported resource center devoted to advancing the implementation of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. SPRC is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) under grant no. 5U79SM062297 and is located at Education Development Center.


Maryland Coalition of Families

MCF's staff in every Maryland county and Baltimore City:

  • work with caregivers and other loved ones to help them access needed supports and services for their families

  • support and amplify the youth voice

  • empower family members to advocate for improving services in all systems of care for children, youth, adults and families.


Harford County Mental Health

Need help? Check out these resources.

Call 1-800-NEXTSTEP or 410-874-0711 for Harford County Mobile Crisis or check out the 24/7 walk-in assistance at the Klein Family Harford Crisis Center (802 Baltimore Pike Bel Air, MD 21014)


2.1.1 United Way

MOST COMPREHENSIVE SOURCE OF LOCALLY CURATED SOCIAL SERVICES INFORMATION IN THE U.S. AND MOST OF CANADA. We are the boots on the ground, the local experts who make finding help easier. Our teams of compassionate, highly trained specialists are available 24/7 to help you access the best local resources and services to address any need.



Kevin Hines offers resources for Wellness, Parents as well as Video's.

Kevin is one of only thirty-six (less than 1%) to survive the fall from the Golden Gate Bridge.


Kevin Hines is a storyteller at heart. He is a best selling author, global public speaker, and award winning documentary filmmaker. In the Year 2000, Kevin attempted to take his life by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge. Many factors contributed to his miraculous survival including a sea lion which kept him afloat until the Coast Guard arrived. Kevin now travels the world sharing his story of hope, healing, and recovery while teaching people of all ages the art of wellness & the ability to survive pain with true resilience. 

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American Association of Suicidiology

AAS Mission Statement: To promote the understanding and prevention of suicide and support those who have been affected by it.

AAS Vision Statement: We are an inclusive community that envisions a world where people know how to prevent suicide and find hope and healing.


The Social Skills Center - Oakton/Woodbrige/Fredricksburg Virginia

Social Skills Groups for Children, Teens, and Adults

"Our social skills groups for children, adolescents, and adults are based on the premise that social skills (e.g. communication skills, active listening, friend-making, reading non-verbal social cues, networking abilities) are essential life skills that foster success, happiness, and health. Our goal is to teach these skills in a supportive and nurturing peer group environment, with the expectation that the skills will be generalized to real-world experiences and relationships."
- Dr. Haley


Be Strong Stop Bullying

Be Strong is a national non-profit organization focused on preventing bullying. Be Strong uses a comprehensive student-led approach to: encourage ALL​ students to reveal challenges they are facing, train and equip students to become more resilient, arm them with access to local services and organizations that can help, and unite them to change their families, schools, communities, states, and country.

Download the APP and let's create unity in our community.


Pro Bono Counseling Project

The Pro Bono Counseling Project serves Maryland individuals, couples, and families of all ages. If you are a Marylander who is experiencing stress, anxiety, sadness, grief, a life transition, relationship issues, or any other issue that can be addressed through talk therapy, but you are facing difficulties affording counseling, you are welcome to reach out to PBCP.

We work with a network of over 700 volunteer therapists covering a range of specialties. However, it is possible that at the time you contact us, we may not have a therapist available who specializes in the specific need you are experiencing. If this is the case, we will connect you to other free or low-cost resources near you.

If you are located outside Maryland, please contact your local health department to find resources near you.


University of Maryland School of Medicine is an online training site hosted by the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Developed in partnership with the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Mental Hygiene Administration, the site provides training to individuals interested in supporting the behavioral health of youth and their families.

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