MHAMD

Mental Health Association of Maryland

Open Enrollment for Health Insurance Has Arrived, Here Are Resources About Mental Health Coverage

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Today marks the beginning of Open Enrollment for the health care marketplace for 2019 coverage. It runs through December 15, 2018 (although some states may offer longer enrollment periods).  To look into coverage options, visit here. For Maryland residents, you can visit the Maryland Health Connection.

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The Seven Signs of Postpartum Depression

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Postpartum depression occurs in nearly 15 percent of births. With postpartum depression, feelings of sadness and anxiety can be extreme and might interfere with a woman’s ability to care for herself or her family. Below are seven signs that you might have postpartum depression. If you are exhibiting any of these signs, help is available! Start by visiting  www.HealthyNewMoms.org for resources and support.

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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