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2015 Legislative Briefing & Reception – February 12th
Register Today for MHAMD’s 2015 Legislative Briefing and Reception on February 12, keynoted by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin.

New MHAMD Report Finds That Insurance Hurdles Leave Many Marylanders Without Access to Needed Psychiatric Services — The report, Access to Psychiatrists in 2014 Qualified Health Plans, written by The Maryland Parity Project, details the difficulties Marylanders encounter when they attempt to contact psychiatrists or make an appointment.  MHAMD performed this study to assess the accuracy and adequacy of the psychiatric networks of commercial insurers. Learn More.

60 Minutes Report Highlights Heart-Breaking Challenges In Obtaining Treatment for Mental Health Care: Many Maryland Families Could Face Similar Risk if Insurance Regulators Don’t Step in to Help — BALTIMORE, MD (December 17, 2014) — A report that aired on “60 Minutes” Sunday night shared the stories of three families who faced insurmountable barriers erected by a private health insurer to get their children the critical mental health care they needed. Unfortunately, the struggles faced by these families continue even with a monumental law in place since 2008 that was supposed to address years of discrimination by insurance companies. Learn More.


Learn more about the NIMH OPP, Clinical Trials and other research news.

View the full National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) November 15th Update

Take a depression, anxiety or other mental health screening here


consumer quality team

During announced and unannounced site visits to public mental health programs and facilities, CQT’s teams of consumers and family members listen non-judgmentally to what consumers have to say during voluntary, anonymous, qualitative interviews for the purpose of immediate quality improvement.

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Insurance Information

insurance info

Do you have questions about the Affordable Care Act or the Federal Parity Law?

Are you having difficulty using your health insurance to access behavioral health care?

Maryland Parity Project staff offers free help >>


Criminal Justice Partnership

criminal justice partnership

Since 2005, the Mental Health & Criminal Justice Partnership (MHCJP) has worked to improve services for individuals with mental illnesses who become involved with the justice system.
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resources for every age

From children to older adults and everyone in between, MHAMD offers resources that can help.
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Take a free and anonymous depression screening.
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