Maryland 2-1-1 Mental Health Check/Resources
The website 211md.org has a full list of mental health resources available in Maryland, and 211md.org/healthcheck outlines the process for a health check-in. Call center staff members are certified and accredited by the Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS) and the American Association of Suicidology (AAS), both of which are national, professional organizations.
Information and referral specialists are also educated and experienced in health and human services resources. They have bachelor’s or master’s degrees in social work, human services, counseling or related fields, plus at least one year of experience.
The website understood.org offers support and resources for people with learning and thinking differences such as dyslexia and ADHD, as well as for those who support them. Visitors to the website who indicate their role (parent, patient, caregiver, etc.) and areas of needed assistance are given a list of resources to help address issues. Resources include podcasts, videos, testimonials and articles.