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The Mental Health Association of Frederick County has served the community as a private, non-profit organization since 1965. A leader in creating services that respond to the changing mental health needs in our community, the Mental Health Association of Frederick County is a place where people can be heard and receive support.

All of the Mental Health Association of Frederick County’s programs aspire to promote positive mental health and offer not just education, but the support and compassion needed to make real and lasting changes in the lives of those we serve. 

The Mental Health Association of Frederick County is ready to serve you with information and services 24-hours a day. If you have questions, we have answers--call 2-1-1 or 301-663-0011--we are always available, accessible and responsive to your needs. 


To build a strong foundation of emotional wellness through education, empowerment, advocacy and treatment for children, adults and families through a wide array of services.  MHA is always available, accessible and responsive to the changing needs of our community.


A community where children can grow and thrive without fear, where good mental health is valued, where people of all ages know when and how to seek help for emotional or family problems without shame, and where everyone will have access to mental health services without barriers.

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Your support enables us to provide suicide/crisis intervention, professional therapy services on a sliding scale basis, trained advocates for children in the foster care system, and child abuse prevention programs that strengthen and empower Frederick’s children and families.
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Walk-In Behavioral Health Services

Experiencing an emotional, mental, family or relationship crisis? Suicidal thoughts? Anxiety, grief or depression? Help is here.

Walk-In Behavioral Health Services is a free service where a Crisis Specialst will meet with you to help resolve a current crisis or concern and assist with connections to ongoing support. Available to adults, youth and children (under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a guardian).

Location: 226 South Jefferson Street
Hours: Monday - Friday 12pm - 8pm, Saturday and Sunday 12pm - 4pm  
For more information dial: 2-1-1 or 1-866-411-6803

Latest News

Nonprofits see more donors giving less money
Originally published January 05, 2012
By Courtney Pomeroy

Mental Health Association To Move Into New Facilities In 2012
Originally published December 09, 2011
By Kevin McManus

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