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.
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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: Baltimore Police Searching For Suspects In Multiple Federal Hill Armed Robberies
In addition, they will be connected with mental health providers.