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Maryland Department of Health, 211 Maryland announce enhanced search options for mental health, substance use services

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health and 211 Maryland this week announced the launch of a new database on PressOne.211MD.org that improves access for Marylanders looking for mental health and substance use disorder resources. The site offers new dropdown filters — including age, language, payment options, special populations and service type — which narrow search results and identify the specific …


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Maryland Department of Health to award $55 million in mental health, substance use grant funding

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Monday announced $55 million in grant funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA). The funding, slated to begin distribution in November, will provide relief to behavioral health patients and service providers who have been impacted by the pandemic …


Maryland receives grants to combat addiction, support mental health programs for juveniles, support safety of law enforcement officers

BALTIMORE, MD—U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur on Monday announced a series of grants that would be awarded to various Maryland institutions. Over $2.9 million in Department of Justice grants will help fight drug abuse and addiction in Maryland, over $622,000 will be awarded to the Maryland Office of the Public Defender to support juvenile justice initiatives to reduce crime and …

Baltimore County announces overdose awareness signs [VIDEO]

TOWSON, MD – Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski has announced the placement of overdose awareness signs around the county in an effort to shine light on the opioid epidemic and reduce the stigma often associated with addiction. Strategically placed in five, high-visibility locations around Baltimore County, the signs will display the total number of overdoses and fatal overdoses in the …