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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…

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…

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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…

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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…

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