The Anne Arundel County Mental Health Agency (AACMHA) provides a wide range of programs and services for adults facing mental health issues. These services include:
A 24-hour Warmline
Our Warmline, 410-768-5522, is staffed 24 hours-a-day, seven-days-a week with trained counselors who can aid you in getting the help you need. If you are experiencing a crisis, call us. If you are not in a crisis, but want to learn more about our services, you also should feel free to call the warmline or AACMHA at 410- 222-7858.
If you qualify for public mental health services, you may be assigned a Care Coordinator who will work with you to determine what type of help you need and to make sure you get it.
Locating Outpatient Therapy
We can help connect you with a therapist and/or other outpatient programs near where you live that will help you begin to cope with the mental health issues you are facing. If needed, residential or supported living care can be arranged, but whenever possible the agency tries to help people address their concerns while continuing to live.
If you are in treatment and need more support to deal with serious mental health problems, AACMHA can help place you in a residential program that can provide intensive 24-hour care.
There are also a variety of supported living programs designed to help patients transition from in-patient care to independent living.
One of the most difficult times for a person with mental health problems is the transition from an inpatient treatment facility to the community. To help ease this transition, aftercare workers are available to help children and adults who are being discharged identify and get the outpatient services they will need, including medications, appointments with therapists, etc.
Although residential care is sometimes necessary for effective treatment, the ultimate goal is for individuals to live independently. If you are living on your own, every effort will be made to provide you with access to the services you need on an outpatient basis.
If independent living is a goal, the program will help you find and use low-rent housing while continuing to get in-home mental health support. A program has also recently been established that will assist people leaving a supported living environment buy a home.
Crisis Response Team
Our mobile crisis teams provide emergency services to people with mental health problems who are in crisis. The team usually assists the police in assessing the need for services. Team members are available from 10 a.m. to 12 a.m. from Sunday to Thursday and 10 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Can't get to therapy or treatment programs? If you don't own a car and don't have anyone that can drive you, AACMHA will help you find another means of getting to and from therapy or treatment.
If you qualify, AACMHA can help you pay for medications and lab tests not covered under Medicaid. AACMHA also can, in some cases, provide financial assistance for transportation to and from therapy and other treatment programs.
It can be a challenge for people to gain access to Supplemental Security Income/Social Security Disability Insurance (SSI/SSDI) benefits.
The SOAR program helps people experiencing or at risk of homelessness who also suffer from disabling mental illnesses, co-occurring substance use, trauma, and/or other medical issues in getting access to these benefits.
The Anne Arundel County Department of Health provides a list of local resources for substance use including inpatient programs, outpatient programs, detox facilities, and more
The Anne Arundel County Department of Health's Road to Recovery Program provides outpatient treatment to adults with opioid use disorder. The program offers methadone, buprenorphine and naltrexone, in combination with individual, group, and family counseling to best support clients on their path towards recovery.
The treatment program also includes drug and alcohol education; urinalysis testing; medical exams; screenings for tuberculosis, hepatitis, and HIV, along with referrals to peer support specialists and other services as needed. The Road to Recovery Clinics are all accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) International.
Anne Arundel County residents who have been or are dependent on opioids should call to find out if they are eligible for treatment. Based on screening information, some residents may be linked to other providers in order to meet their needs. Fees for services are determined by insurance eligibility.
The Road to Recovery Program has two locations:
Road to Recovery (North)
Behavioral Health Building
122 North Langley Road, Suite B
Glen Burnie, MD 21060
Road to Recovery (South)
711 Bestgate Road
Annapolis, MD 21401
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NAMI Anne Arundel's Connection Recovery is a free, peer-led support group for any adult who has experienced symptoms of a mental health condition. Attendance is free and confidential.
NAMI Anne Arundel's Family Support Group is for family members, significant others and friends of people with mental health conditions. Gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar experiences. Attendance is free and confidential.