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MHAMD’s Kim Burton To Present Wellness Series in Howard County Focused on Older Adult Mental Health

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MHAMD’s Director of Adult Programs Kim Burton will present a series of free talks focused on older adult mental health starting on Wednesday, October 17, at 6:00 p.m. at the Ellicott City 50+ Center in Ellicott City. The series will continue with additional talks on Tuesday, November 6, and Tuesday, December 4.  (more…)

Kids Are Back in School! Here Are Some Mental Health Tips for Families

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This week throughout Maryland, kids returned to school after a long summer break. For many kids, it’s a time of excitement as they reconnect with old friends, meet their teachers and get back into the school routine. For some kids, though, this time of transition can cause anxiety.  So what can you do as a parent if you see your child exhibit feelings of anxiety about returning to school? We’ve put together some tips to help. (more…)

Today Is International Overdose Awareness Day

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Over the last few years, there has been growing awareness about the drug overdose epidemic in the United States. In fact, the National Institute on Drug Abuse reported there were an estimated 72,000 drug overdose deaths in the United States in 2017. From 2002 to 2017, there has been a 3-fold increase in the total number of deaths. The number of deaths involving opioids in particular has skyrocketed. These deaths take a tremendous toll on loved ones and the communities in which they live.
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Join Us for an August 29 Screening of the Film, Suicide: The Ripple Effect

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Nearly one million people die annually by suicide globally. And experts estimate that for every one death by suicide, approximately 115 people are directly affected and impacted. And even when a person survives an attempt, its effect can resonate for years to come. But there’s also something else to remember. There can be hope through the pain.

MHAMD would like to invite you to a special screening of the film, Suicide: The Ripple Effect, on Wednesday, August 29, at 7 p.m. at the Waugh Chapel Stadium & IMAX in Gambrills, Md. (more…)

Exhibition Series Spotlights Mental Health through Projects Focused on Hurting, Healing, Feeling

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The New Day Campaign uses “art-based programming and public engagement to challenge stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness and substance use, making the world a more healing place.” Based in Baltimore, Md., it was started in 2015 by Peter Bruun after the tragic death of his daughter, Elisif, from a heroin overdose at age 24. What began as a blog post in response to her death became a full-fledged effort to show that “the memory of Elisif—and so many others like her—deserves nothing less than this new day.”

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