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

October 3rd, 2018

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…

Six Things to Know during National Suicide Prevention Week…And How You Can Make a Difference

September 12th, 2018

    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…

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

September 7th, 2018

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.…

Today Is International Overdose Awareness Day

August 31st, 2018

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…

Join Us for an August 29 Screening of the Film, Suicide: The Ripple Effect

August 8th, 2018

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…

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Become a Mental Health First Aid Instructor!

June 19th, 2018

When someone takes a Mental Health First Aid® Maryland class, they learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of an emerging mental health problem or crisis, identify community resources, and link individuals in need of treatment and support to the proper resources. These classes are taught by…

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

June 18th, 2018

    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…

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Knowing How to Spot the Potential Warning Signs of Suicide Could Save a Life

June 14th, 2018

  Suicide is in the headlines, leading many to wonder how we might know when someone is thinking about killing…

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Some Thoughts on Suicide and Ways You Can Help Those You Love

June 12th, 2018

Inspiration. Trailblazer. These were words used to describe Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain after their tragic deaths by suicide last week. But there were other words, too. Troubled. Selfish. As a mental health advocates, we know that “selfish” is not an uncommon accusation…

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