State Enhances Search Options for Mental Health and Substance Use Services 

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) and 211 Maryland have launched a new database on 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 — narrowing search results and identifying the specific treatment and recovery options visitors aim to access.

The new database, developed by 211 Maryland and MDH’s Behavioral Health Administration, helps Marylanders find local and convenient help when they need it. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey, 32 percent of adults surveyed reported anxiety or depressive disorder symptoms in January. More than 13 percent of people started or increased substance use to cope with stress.

Marylanders can access immediate mental health and substance use support by calling 211 and pressing 1. Trained call specialists help resolve crises and help people with resources to manage their health. People can also connect through text (898-211) and chat through the website.