ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — In less than two weeks, a new law will take effect to help people in Maryland suffering from depression and other mental illnesses.
The bill was renamed in honor of Tommy Raskin, the son of Maryland Congressman Jamie Raskin.READ MORE: President Joe Biden Addresses Several Issues During Thursday Night's Town Hall
The 25-year-old took his own life at the end of December.READ MORE: Vaccinations For Younger Children Could Be Approved Next Month; The Latest On Outbreaks In Maryland Schools As 7 Children Hospitalized
People suffering from depression and other illnesses can sign up for a program to receive frequent phone calls from the Maryland Department of Health to check on them.MORE NEWS: Dirt Biker Dies After Colliding With Fire Truck In Baltimore
In addition, they will be connected with mental health providers.