There are several ways to get involved in helping others and spreading the good news about mental wellness in later life.
- Become an educational ambassador: order and share free copies of “Mental Health Later in Life Manual: A Guidebook for Older Adults and the People who Care for Them” or let people know they can read the educational guidebook online.
- Join a Guidebook Study Group that uses the MHAMD publication “Mental Health in Later Life: A Guidebook for Older Adults and the People Who Care for Them” to engage older adults in important mental health conversations.
- The Maryland Coalition on Mental Health and Aging offers interested people and organizations the opportunity to meet bi-monthly to improve upon issues of mental health and aging in Maryland.
- PEERS: Seniors in Partnership is a Baltimore County-based program that provides community education on aging and brain health, volunteer support for residents age 50 or older who are experiencing challenges with emotional wellness, and training for peer support specialists on aging and behavioral health. The program is always recruiting volunteers for their Volunteer Support Program and looking for older adults to share their recovery stories.
- Invite us to provide an educational talk or training to your organizations, communities and places of worship. MHAMD staff have deep knowledge and lots of experience with a variety of topics on aging and mental health including caregiver stress, building resiliency, positive coping skills and early identification of a problem. Contact Kim Burton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 443-901-1550 x 210 for more information on presentations and trainings.