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: Maryland Weather: Muggy & Cloudy With Showers Later
The 25-year-old took his own life at the end of December.READ MORE: Here Are The Remaining Supreme Court Cases This Term
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: Top Biden Officials Plan U.S. Travel Blitz To Discuss Combatting Inflation
In addition, they will be connected with mental health providers.