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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




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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


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

Saturday, November 19th is International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day. Many of us are unsure how to talk to someone after they have lost a loved one, and worry about saying the wrong thing. This list from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has helpful tips for how to communicate thoughtfully.


November is also National Veterans and Military Families Month, with Veterans Day falling on Friday, November 11th.


The Anne Arundel County Veterans Affairs Commission has created a phoneline for Veterans seeking assistance with county services for themselves or family members. The Veterans Service Line can be reached at 410-222-3500


County Veterans and family members can also find resources and information about housing, crisis services, employment, transition assistance, health providers, and more at the Anne Arundel County Network of Care Veterans website.



November 13th-19th is National Nurse Practitioners Week, and we would like to thank all of the NPs (along with their colleagues in the medical field) for their hard work facing the challenges of the last several years.


We have may reasons to give thanks this holiday season, and are grateful for the work of our county's providers who work hard to address the behavioral health needs in our community. We sincerely hope you are able to enjoy the season with your friends and loved ones and take a moment to fully enjoy the gift of gratitude.


For a list of local Behavioral Health local resources, click HERE.


For information and referrals, contact us at 410-222-2421 or email aac-lbha-connect@aacounty.org.


FY23 Annual Plan for the Anne Arundel County LBHA


For emergencies, The Anne Arundel County Warmline can be reached 24/7 at 410-768-5522 or dial 2-1-1, then press 1 for support from Maryland 211.


Adrienne Mickler



Latest News

Provider Announcements on the Anne Arundel County LBHA Team Drive and Provider Listings on the Anne Arundel County Network of Care

The Anne Arundel County Local Behavioral Health Authority (LBHA) regulary emails announcements of interest to local providers. If you would like to receive the LBHA Provider Announcement emails, please submit your request to aac-lbha-connect@aacounty.org.

The Anne Arundel County Network of Care is a free online resource for individuals, families and agencies concerned with behavioral health. It provides information about behavioral health services, laws, and related news, as other features. 

If you would like your organization added to the Network of Care provider listings, CLICK HERE

If you already have a provider listing on Network of Care but need to edit your listing, CLICK HERE


November 15th: Behavioral Health Provider Virtual Meeting

The Anne Arundel County LBHA will be hosting a virtual Behavioral Health Provider Meeting on Tuesday, November 15th, 2022 at 9:00 AM ET.

Agenda items include the Substance Exposed Newborns (Sens) Initiative, a conversation with the Anne Arundel County Health Officer and Deputy Health Officer, and more.

For more details or to access the meeting link, CLICK HERE.


November 10th: Gun Violence Intervention Team Fall Community Meeting

Join the Anne Arundel County Gun Violence Intervention Team for their Fall Community Meeting on Thursday, November 10th from 5:00 PM-6:00 PM ET.

Join via Zoom or in person at the Busch Annapolis Library to learn about local to learn more about local gun violence prevention resources & programming. To register for this free event, CLICK HERE


Maryland Peer Certification Funding Available

The Maryland Department of Health's BHA Office of Consumer Affairs is excited to announce its
partnership with the Maryland Addiction and Behavioral health Professionals Certification Board (MABPCB) to fund
application and examination costs for those seeking their Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS) Certification in Maryland.
NOTE: These funds will cover initial certifications and recertification.

For more information, CLICK HERE.


Shauna M. Sorrells Grant Program for small nonprofits

In 2020, the Shauna M. Sorrells Grant Program was established to provide a $10,000 grant to a nonprofit that dedicates meaningful services and programs to women and children and communities of color.

Award winners have provided programming in breast cancer prevention services, STEM education programs, adult literacy workshops, domestic violence shelter, and career advancement services.

Applications for this year's grant will be accepted starting on Friday, October 7th and ends on Monday, October 24th. For more information or to apply, CLICK HERE.



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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 

Hotlines for families and youth

Call 911 for immediate assistance in any emergency

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Maryland's Crisis Line
Dial 2-1-1, Press 1
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

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

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

National Suicide Prevention Hotlines

National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
Dial or Text 988 or Chat
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

Veteran's Crisis Line
1-800-273-8255, Press 1, or text to 838255
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Anne Arundel County Department of Health's Gun Violence Intervention Team  (GVIT) Suicide Prevention Toolkit

Anne Arundel County Department of Health's Gun Violence Intervention Team (GVIT) Domestic Violence Toolkit

Anne Arundel County Department of Health's Gun Violence Intervention Team (GVIT) Responsible Gun Ownership Toolkit

Anne Arundel County Department of Health’s Gun Violence Intervention Team (GVIT) Youth Gun Safety Toolkit

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