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.
As we share our collective grief around the tragic events of the past week, it’s especially poignant the location of one of these tragedies took place in the real-life neighborhood of everyone’s favorite TV neighbor, Fred Rogers.
Maryland Behavioral Health Coalition Posts State Candidates’ Answers to Questions on Behavioral Health Issues
Marylanders will soon cast their votes to decide who will serve as governor and in the general assembly. As we move toward Election Day on November 6, there are number of important issues facing the state.
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.
October 10 was World Mental Health Day, a global observance that raises awareness about mental health issues around the world. Mental health issues are not unique to the United States. They affect people in every country. (more…)
The birth of a child represents one of the most significant moments in a woman’s life. It’s a time of profound joy and new expectations as the mom and child begin their lifelong journey together.
But for many new and expecting moms, it also can be a time of anxiety, depression or something even more serious.
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…)
Suicide awareness is a major theme in September. We recognize National Suicide Prevention Week all this week. As we focus on this important topic, here are six things to know about suicide, including how you can make a difference. (more…)
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…)
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.