There are several ways to get involved in 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” or let people know they can read the educational guidebook online.
- Enjoy “Mind Meaning and Motion in Maturity” which is a book club 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 education to your organizations, communities and places of worship. Having deep knowledge and lots of experience, MHAMD offers staff from it’s Older Adult Program to provide education and training across Maryland.