National Alliance on Mental Illness
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Community Resources

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:

  • Baltimore City: Baltimore Mental Health Systems - 410-837-2647
  • Baltimore County: Bureau of Behavioral Health - 410-887-2731

Additional resources:

  • 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.
  • Medication Access: 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

Local Resources:

  • VA Hospital (Baltimore) - 410-605-7000
  • VetCenter - 410-764-9400

National Resources:

  • 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:
5210 YORK RD.
PHONE: 410-435-2600
FAX: 410-435-0355