Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month, a time dedicated to breaking the stigma surrounding mental health and promoting understanding, support, and resources. Join us in spreading hope, compassion, and awareness throughout our community this month and beyond. 

As we navigate through life, it’s natural to encounter moments and challenges that can be overwhelming. From everyday stress at work to deeper struggles like physical or sexual abuse, suicidal thoughts, financial hardships, or the emotional aftermath of major life events such as the death of a loved one or divorce, it’s easy to feel alone and uncertain about where to turn for help. 

Take these Mental Health Actions to address life’s struggles, take an active approach to your wellbeing, and better your mental health. 


Complete a screening 

Online screening is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. 

Mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, are real, common, and treatable. And recovery is possible. 

Take a Mental Health screening today. 


Call our 24-Hour Call Center 

During Mental Health Month, we want to highlight a valuable resource that can be a lifeline in these challenging times. This service provides vital support to anyone in need, no matter the time of day or night. Here’s why MHA’s 24-Hour Call Center is a critical part of our community’s mental health support system: 

  • A caring and supportive voice 
  • Resources and information that show the way forward 
  • Help in the midst of a crisis 
  • Call Specialists available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 
  • Services free of charge and available to EVERYONE 

Call 301-622-2255


Take a mental health walk 

MHA is going green for Mental Health Month. 

Green represents mental health awareness as it embodies hope, resilience, and balance. By incorporating green into everyday life, you can encourage relaxation, restoration, and a reduction in stress and anxiety. Get outside and enjoy the fresh air around Frederick County. Discover other reasons why it is so important to get outside to support your mental health, here


Come to Walk-In 

When you arrive at the Walk-In Crisis Care Center, you’ll meet with a Crisis Specialist who is trained to help you through your toughest moments – whether you’re in crisis or just need some extra support. They will work with you to address your immediate concerns and connect you with the appropriate supports. The environment is designed to be safe and welcoming, providing a space where you can feel heard and understood. 

The best part about the MHA Walk-In Crisis Care Center is that you don’t need an appointment, it is open 24/7, and there is no cost for your visit. If you or someone you know is in crisis or needs the support of a Crisis Specialist, simply walk in, and you will receive immediate support. There’s no need to wait or go through complicated procedures—help is available right when you need it. 

Visit us at 340 Montevue Lane, Frederick, MD 21702


Perform acts of kindness 

Acts of kindness provide a warm and positive connection that can be a game-changer for someone facing depression or anxiety. Don’t underestimate the value of simple acts of kindness – they can boost your mood, reduce stress, and even make a significant impact on others. 

Make a positive impact on your mental well-being and the lives of those around you with these random acts of kindness.


Donate to Mental Health 


$5,000 provides a caring, compassionate voice in MHA’s 24/7 call center which is a lifeline to our community, answering over 55,000 calls a year, with a suicide call every 3 hours. 



$2,500 keeps a young college student with anxiety out of the emergency room because MHA’s Walk-In Crisis Care Center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 



$1,000 provides a senior citizen on a fixed income of less than $15,000 per year with 15 weeks of counseling after they receive a life-threatening medical diagnosis. 



$500 provides a safe and caring space for a parent and their child to strengthen their relationship.  



$250 provides a supportive home visit for an at-risk, first-time parent to assist them with understanding their child’s needs. 



$100 continues MHA’s presence in our community providing technical assistance, training, and resources to support mental well-being. Ensures training, supervision, and court support for staff and volunteers caring for vulnerable families.  


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This Mental Health Month, let’s recognize the importance of support systems like the MHA Call Center, Walk-In Crisis Care Center, family services, and community advocacy. Whether you’re seeking assistance for yourself or want to share our resources with someone who might need them, remember that there’s always a caring voice ready to listen. You don’t have to face life’s challenges alone. If you or someone you know is struggling, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Call Center or Walk-In. Together, we can make a difference in our community’s mental health and well-being.