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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! Free Virtual Training August 18th: The Importance of Resilience & Wellbeing in Children

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COVID-19

CRISIS WARMLINE

410-768-5522
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

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Maryland Department of Health Releases Resource Guide for Students and Young Adults Coping with Covid-19 Pandemic

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Who is Providing Covid-19 Vaccines in Anne Arundel County?

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Five Tips from Mental Health First Aid to Help You Maintain Resilience in 2021

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Operation Courage

The mission of Operation Courage is to provide quality mental health care and improve access to care for Maryland frontline workers.

Click here for a Secure, Free & Confidential Mental Health Assessment.

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A message from our Executive Director

July is Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, also known as BIPOC Mental Health Month. Bebe was an author, journalist, and teacher, and founded NAMI-Inglewood after struggling to get help for her daughter, who battled mental illness.

When speaking about advocating for the mental health needs in her community, Bebe said:

"While everyone - all colors - everyone is affected by stigma - no one wants to say 'I'm not in control of my mind.' No one wants to say, 'The person I love is not in control of [their] mind.'

But people of color really don't want to say it because we already feel stigmatized by virtue of skin color or eye shape or accent and we don't want any more reasons for anyone to say, 'You're not good enough."

This month, I hope you join us in celebrating this year's theme- Strength in Communities-  and we will be highlighting resources to raise awareness about the mental health needs of our BIPOC community.

Sincerely,

Adrienne Mickler

 

 

Latest News

Free Virtual Training for parents and caregivers: The Importance of Resilience & Wellbeing in Children

The Anne Arundel County Library and Anne Arundel County Mental Health Agency are co-sponsoring a free virtual training for parents and caregivers of children on Wednesday, August 18th from 12:00 PM-1:15 PM. 

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National Night Out 2021, August 3rd 6 PM-8PM

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie.This free event will feature contests, police & fire displays giveaways, community booths, and food and drinks.

This years event will be held on Tuesday, August 3rd from 6PM-8PM at the following locations: 

Brooklyn Park-10th Avenue Park

Severna Park-Earleigh Heights Fire Department (161 Ritchie Hwy)

Crofton-Crofton Library (1681 Riedel Rd)

Shady Side- Lula Scott Community Center (6243 Shady Side Rd)

 

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Free Virtual Training July 30th 2021

Free Virtual Training, Friday, July 30th, 2021 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Co-Occurring Disorders: Self-Care-The Impact of Treating Co-Occurring Disorders During a Pandemic

2.5 NAADAC Contact Hours

This training is part of a series designed  to provide a standardized set of trainings and
supervisory supports to service providing organizations that will:

1. improve outcomes for patients who have co-occurring disorders

2. Improve organizational outcomes, staff morale, and organizational efficiencies.

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Free Suicide Prevention Summit July 24th-25th

Mental Health Academy (MHA) have partnered with the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) to offer the 2021 Suicide Prevention Summit.

The purpose of this Summit is to equip practicing mental health professionals with the most up-to-date, advanced knowledge and treatment options on suicide prevention.

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July is Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

July is Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month (also known as BIPOC Mental Health Month). For historically marginalized communities, traditional systems of care may overlook cultural and historical factors that impede BIPOC mental health. We will be sharing resources here for mental health supports throughout the month. 

 

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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. 

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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. 

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Coping With Tragedy Video

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About AACMHA

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.

 

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CRISIS WARMLINE
410-768-5522
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Maryland Youth Crisis Hotline
1-800-422-0009
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

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

Anne Arundel County Veteran's Service Phone Line
410-222-3500
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday-Friday

National Suicide Prevention Hotlines

1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Anne Arundel County Public Schools Student Safety Hotline
1-877-676-9854
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline
1-800-985-5990
Text: "TalkWithUs" to 66746

Physician Support Line
1-888-409-0141
Monday – Friday: 8AM - 3AM ET
Saturday – Sunday: 8AM - 3AM ET

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