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Crisis Services




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Veterans Services


AACMHA provides a wide range of programs and services for veterans facing mental health issues.


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Training & Workshops


New Training available! Regrounding Our Response - COURSE CANCELLED - NEW DATE TBD!



70 Things to Do with Kids Now That We’re All Stuck at Home

70 Things to Do with Kids Now That We’re All Stuck at Home

Click here for the full list.


COVID-19 and Maintaining Mental Health

A list of resources related to maintaining mental health, mindfulness, and coping for children during the COVID-19 outbreak.


Resources from Anne Arundel County Police Department

Anne Arundel County Police Department compiled a list of resources.


Telehealth Tips for Providers

Managing Suicidal Clients During the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Click here for more information.


Protecting Your Mental Health During COVID-19: A Message from the Maryland EIP

The Maryland EIP and our partners are taking measures to support public health during these difficult times. We acknowledge the stress of coping with COVID-19 among providers, consumers, friends, and family. To that end, please find specific resources below on coping with COVID-19 and adjusting during this time. As a reminder, there are also helpful early psychosis resources that are available online at www.MarylandEIP.com.


A message from our Executive Director

Ideas to reduce anxiety surrounding the COVID-19 virus from the Anne Arundel County Department of Health and Anne Arundel County Executive:

  • Stay informed - visit the Anne Arundel County Department of Health and the Anne Arundel County Partnership for Children, Youth, and Families websites for local information and resources, the Maryland Department of Health website for Statewide information or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for national information
  • Take a media break - stay informed, but limit your time on social media
  • Take action - especially by practicing good health habits, handwashing with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds
  • Be aware of assumptions - don't let fear or panic guide your actions
  • Practice what works - Do more of what works to relive stress and reduce anxiety
  • Get the right kind of support - if you or someone you know is in need of mental health support, including resources to help manage anxiety, please call the Anne Arundel County Mental Health Agency Crisis Response Warmline at 410-768-5522.

Adrienne Mickler


Latest News

Optum Provider Alert - April 3, 2020

Optum Maryland would like to share with providers some important information on the correct way to submit Uninsured requests in order to avoid delays in processing.


Optum Provider Alert - March 27, 2020

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) has released updated FAQs on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).


Optum Provider Alert - March 25, 2020

Optum has released a Provider Alert: Telephone Services Authorized During State of Emergency for Mobile Treatment and ACT Services.  Click here to see the full alert.



The Regrounding Our Response training scheduled for Friday, April 3, 2020 has been cancelled.  


Extension of Licenses

Click here for the full memo from the Behavioral Health Administration.


Crisis Resources

Support During a Crisis

The Anne Arundel County Mental Health Agency and the Anne Arundel County Department of Health have compiled the following information and resources for addressing mental health and overall well-being of children and adults. 


If you have Experienced a Traumatic Event or Critical Incident...

If you have experienced a traumatic event or a critical incident (any event that causes unusually strong emotional reactions that have the potential to interfere with the ability to function normally), even though the event may be over, you may now be experiencing or may experience later, some strong emotional or physical reactions. 


Coping With Tragedy Video



The Mission of the Anne Arundel County Mental Health Agency is to provide leadership and collaboration for planning, monitoring, and managing of a comprehensive, quality, person-centered, Behavioral Health continuum of care for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders that promotes prevention, recovery, resiliency, health and wellness for our residents who have, or who are at risk for, these behavioral health disorders.

The Anne Arundel County Mental Health Agency (AACMHA) is dedicated to ensuring that Medicaid recipients and other low-income, non-insured county residents who meet certain criteria have access to a wide range of quality mental health services.

There are numerous agencies involved in providing mental health care and many different words are used to describe services. If you don't understand what a word or term means, visit our words to know page for more information.


Suicide Prevention Resources 

Hotlines for families and youth

Call 911 for immediate assistance in any emergency

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Maryland Youth Crisis Hotline
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

2-1-1 Maryland
Dial 2-1-1, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

National Suicide Prevention Hotlines

1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Anne Arundel County Public Schools Student Safety Hotline
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline
Text: "TalkWithUs" to 66746

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