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MHAMD Celebrates Mental Health Month

May 25th, 2018

May is Mental Health Month. Approximately 20 percent of Americans, almost 44 million, experience mental illness in a given year; almost 10 million have what is defined as a “serious” mental illness that can severely limit life’s activities.  Mental illness affects people of all ages and…

MHAMD Works to Address Children’s Behavioral Health Needs during 2018 Legislative Session

May 17th, 2018

Note: This is the first in a series of posts on legislation that was passed during the 2018 Maryland legislative session and how it will affect mental health care in the state as well as various issues related to mental health. MHAMD established a new Children’s Behavioral Health Coalition in…

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Young People Celebrate Mental Health through Art

May 14th, 2018

One of the annual highlights of Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week is the Celebrating Through Art: The First Lady's Mental Health Awareness Youth Art Display & Reception hosted by Maryland First Lady Yumi Hogan in Annapolis, which was held last…

Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week Kicks Off!

May 7th, 2018

It’s Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week in Maryland. This weeklong campaign will raise awareness of the importance of children’s mental health. And it’s already off to a great…

MHAMD Extends Condolences to Arundel Lodge Community

April 26th, 2018

The Mental Health Association of Maryland expresses its deep sorrow in response to the tragic fire that claimed the lives of three residents of a Residential Rehabilitation home operated by Arundel Lodge in Severn this past weekend. Our hearts go out to the families of the victims, Walter…

My Experience in a Mental Health First Aid Maryland Training Class

April 4th, 2018

A few weeks ago, I joined the Mental Health Association of Maryland as its communications director. One huge reason I came to work here was the opportunity to share what MHAMD does all across the state of Maryland. As I learned more about MHAMD, I became very intrigued by one of its programs…

Talking to your child about the St Mary’s school shooting

March 20th, 2018

The nation’s attention is now focused on Maryland as the home of the most recent school shooting. Today, at least three students were injured at Great Mills High School in St. Mary’s County. As the story continues to evolve in the media, parents are faced with the difficult decision of what to…

Millman Parity Report

February 7th, 2018

At the urging of MHAMD and others, the Maryland General Assembly and the Maryland Insurance Administration have taken important steps in recent years to ensure the proper implementation of the federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act. Unfortunately, according to the findings in a…

MHAMD honored by Mayor Pugh during Mental Illness Awareness Week

October 5th, 2017

Baltimore City Mayor Catherine Pugh honored the Mental Health Association of Maryland and other advocates this week as part of Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW). MHAMD was recognized for our 100+ years of advocacy to ensure that the one in five Marylanders living with mental health problems have…

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