It’s a new year and with it a symbolic opportunity to achieve the resolutions we’ve made. Even if you aren’t a resolutions type of person, the beginning of a new year tends to direct us to think about the past year and look ahead to what might happen in the next. As we start 2019, we’d like to suggest six traits we can all practice throughout the year that can benefit your mental health…and make your corner of the world a better place! (more…)
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As we close out 2018, it’s a time to reflect on the past year and all that has happened. For MHAMD, it was an exciting year for mental health awareness and advocacy in Maryland. For those of you who have followed us through our blog, on Twitter and on Facebook, you probably have a good grasp of our various activities. For the rest of us, we’ve created this handy infographic that encapsulates MHAMD’s work in Fiscal Year 2018. See it below. (more…)
The director of Mental Health First Aid Maryland Jennifer Treger will be featured in a segment of Straight Talk with Mike Gimbel to be aired this weekend and throughout December. Jennifer discusses the potential warning signs of a mental health issue and resources a person can turn to for help. (more…)
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.
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…)
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…)
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…)
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 certified instructors.
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 death of his daughter, Elisif, from a heroin overdose at age 24. What began as a blog post in response to her death became a full-fledged effort to show that “the memory of Elisif—and so many others like her—deserves nothing less than this new day.”
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 after someone has completed suicide. But as a parent, as a human, it haunts me how easily some throw that word around.