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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!




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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.


Updated Information About the New and Extended CARES Act Programs

On December 27, the federal COVID-19 relief package, called the “Continued Assistance for Unemployment Workers Act” that extends the CARES Act programs and provides additional federal unemployment benefits, was signed into law. Labor has reviewed the legislation and is working with the vendor to begin programming the four new and On extended programs in the BEACON system. 


Coping with Anxiety: Youth in 2020

Coping with Anxiety: Youth in 2020 was designed to provide information, insight, and resources to youth about coping with anxiety in our new environment. This discussion features various mental health professionals from the Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Anne Arundel County Mental Health Agency, and the Anne Arundel County Department of Health. 



Visit the OpenArundel website for current data on the Anne Arundel County Cross-Departmental COVID-19 Response.


A message from our Executive Director

2020 made us stronger, wiser, and more resilient. Each new year brings opportunities, as well as new challenges. In 2020, we seized those challenges and turned them into opportunities to demonstrate to the citizens of Anne Arundel County that they can trust Anne Arundel County Mental Health Agency to be there for them through all adversity without fail. While this pandemic is not over we now have a vaccine and we can see a light at the end of the tunnel! We have a spirit of renewed hope and the excited anticipation of a wonderful 2021.


Adrienne Mickler


Latest News

Virtual Session: How to Access Insurance Coverage for Mental Health/Substance Use Disorder

The Maryland Insurance Administration will be holding a virtual session called Understanding How to Access Insurance Coverage for Mental Health/Substance Use Disorder Treatment on January 12, 2021 from 11 AM-1 PM.

For more information and to register, CLICK HERE


Maryland Coalition of Families is Offering a Free Virtual Wellness Workshop Series in January and February

Maryland Coalition of Families is collaborating with community agencies to offer a free six-part Virtual Wellness Workshop Series starting in January 2021. We are all experiencing increased stress due to the pandemic, with many families facing more challenges related to substance use and mental health during these times. This free series will provide practical tools and resources for maintaining home, environmental, familial, and self care.  Registrants who attend three or more workshops will receive a free self-care package in the mail. Register at http://tiny.cc/WellnessSeries.


Winter Wonderland of Well-Being Selfie Contest

Anne Arundel County is celebrating a Winter Wonderland of Well-Being with a social media contest to inspire everyone to make healthy improvements in their physical, mental and spiritual well-being and perform acts of kindness. Winter Wonderland of Well-Being is an initiative of the County’s Department of Health and Mental Health Agency.

Click here for more information.


AACMHA Crisis Response System featured in Brookings Institute Report

The Anne Arundel County Mental Health Agency's Crisis Response System was featured in a Brookings Institute Report on innovative solutions to address mental health crisis.

Click here for the full report.


Talk Saves Lives - An Introduction to Suicide Prevention

December 9, 2020, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The AFSP Maryland Chapter and Life of Joy Foundation Inc. invite you to join Talk Saves Lives: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention. The 45 minute virtual presentation covers the general scope of suicide, the research on prevention, and what people can do to fight suicide. Participants will learn common risk factors and warning signs associated with suicide, and how to keep themselves and others safe.



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

Physician Support Line
Monday – Friday: 8AM - 3AM ET
Saturday – Sunday: 8AM - 3AM ET

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