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


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



Maryland Department of Health releases FAQ Document for Post Covid-19 Executive Orders

On July 1, 2021, certain executive orders issued during the State of Emergency were terminated. One of the orders was Executive Order 20-04-01-01, which expanded the use of telehealth and audio-only services. This order is replaced by the Preserve Telehealth Act (SB 3).

CLICK HERE to view a list of FAQs regarding this update.

If you have a behavioral health question related to post COVID-19 telehealth services, please contact bha.inquiries@maryland.gov with additional questions or concerns, or contact your Local Behavioral Health Authority



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


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


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


A message from our Executive Director

September is National Suicide Awareness Month, and the American Foundation for Suicide (AFSP) will be holding their annual Out of the Darkness walk on Saturday, September 18th at the Navy Stadium in Annapolis. Our Crisis Response team will have a resource table at this event, so please stop by and say hello if you are in attendance! September is also National Recovery Month, which brings an opportunity to celebrate the gains made by those in recovery and to promote evidence-based treatment and recovery practices.


October is National Depression and Mental Health Screening Month, along with a focus on Mental Health Awareness during the first week, and World Mental Health Day on October. 10th. Our friends at the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) have a series of events planned for Mental Illness Awareness Week at the beginning of the month, including National Depression Screening Day on Thursday, October 7th, and NAMIWalks Your Way: A United Day of Hope on Saturday, October 9th.


It is encouraging to see how the efforts of so many have helped bring awareness to the mental health needs of our community, and my hope is that increased awareness opens conversations that continue throughout the year. Be sure to check our website throughout the upcoming weeks, as we will be featuring more information about scheduled events.


Adrienne Mickler



Latest News

Kevin Hines Presents the Art of Wellness Encore Presentation: Older Adults

 In recognition of National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, we will be sharing recordings from the Art of Wellness series featuring Kevin Hines. 

Kevin Hines became an internationally known advocate for suicide prevention after surviving a jump from the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.

Our third event in the series originally aired on April 8th, 2021, and focused on Older Adults.



AFSP's Out of the Darkness Walk to Fight Suicide in Annapolis, Saturday, September 18th, 2021

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will be holding their annual Out of the Darkness Walk to Fight Suicide in Annapolis on Saturday, September 18th, 2021 from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM. 


9th Annual Recovery Anne Arundel Walk, Sunday, September 19th, 2021

Recover Anne Arundel will be holding their 9th annual Recovery Walk at Truxton Park in Annapolis at 11:00 AM on  Sunday, September 9th, 2021. 

For more information or to view the flyer, CLICK HERE


MHA Releases Their 2021 Back To School Toolkit

Mental Health America (MHA) has released ther 2021 Back to School Toolkit ,“Facing Fears, Supporting Students”.

This toolkit aims to help students, parents, and school personnel recognize how feeling unsafe can impact mental health and school performance, and what can be done to help young people who are struggling with their mental health.

To access this toolkit, CLICK HERE


2021Virtual Behavioral Health Providers Symposium Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

The Anne Arundel County Department of Health and Anne Arundel County Mental Health Agency will be holding the annual Behavioral Health Providers Symposium on Tuesday, September 21st from 9:00 AM-3:00 Pm. This will be held virtually and there is no cost to attend.

This year's theme is Meeting Challenges and Priorities in a Shifting Landscape.



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. 


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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 

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Maryland Youth Crisis Hotline
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2-1-1 Maryland
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Anne Arundel County Veteran's Service Phone Line
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
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SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline
Text: "TalkWithUs" to 66746

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Saturday – Sunday: 8AM - 3AM ET

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