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Proposed Regulations a Win for Behavioral Health Consumers

August 28th, 2017

Network Adequacy Part V: Proposed Regulations a Win for Behavioral Health Consumers You may remember from Part IV of our Network Adequacy series that the Maryland General Assembly passed landmark legislation in 2016 requiring that health insurance plans in the state have adequate numbers of…


Five ways you can get involved during Mental Health Awareness Month

May 17th, 2017

Mental Health America declared May as Mental Health Awareness Month in 1949 to spread awareness about mental health and reduce stigma around mental illness and substance use so that individuals feel more comfortable reaching out for help, finding information about mental illness and finding the…

The Hummingbird Study investigates treatment for postpartum depression

May 11th, 2017

About The Hummingbird Study The Johns Hopkins Women’s Mood Disorders Center is one of the several sites participating in The Hummingbird Study, a new clinical research trial with Sage Therapeutics to study postpartum depression. The Hummingbird Study's purpose is to evaluate the safety and…


School Nurses Certify in Youth Mental Health First Aid

May 3rd, 2017

Howard County Public Schools trained 120 nurses and other health staff in Youth Mental Health First Aid ® in the last few…


Maryland General Assembly passes HOPE Act improving behavioral health services

April 10th, 2017

The Maryland General Assembly passed the Heroin and Opioid Prevention Effort (HOPE) Act of 2017…

Consumer Quality Team Interviews Mental Health Consumers at Clifton Perkins Hospital

March 7th, 2017

For the first time, the Consumer Quality Team of Maryland (CQT) interviewed mental health consumers about their experiences at Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center in Jessup, Maryland. With the addition of this hospital in January, CQT now visits all five state inpatient facilities. Demand among…


Maryland Maternal Mental Health Task Force sends findings to Governor Larry Hogan

January 24th, 2017

The Task Force to Study Maternal Mental Health has submitted its recommendations for improving prevention and care for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) in Maryland to Governor Larry Hogan and the Maryland General Assembly. The Assembly passed legislation in 2015 to establish the Task…

Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Task Force final report released

December 7th, 2016

In October, the President’s Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Task Force released its final report on the state of mental health and substance use parity following the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA). The task…

Maryland Behavioral Health Advisory Council develops plan to expand crisis services

November 9th, 2016

Expanding crisis services in Maryland Earlier this year, Governor Hogan signed SB 551 / HB 682 into law. The bill requires the Maryland Behavioral Health Advisory Council (BHAC) to develop a strategic plan for ensuring that all Marylanders have access to 24/7 clinical crisis walk-in services and…

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