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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

Summer is here, and we are looking forward to warmer weather and spending time with family and other loved ones.


Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks has released their Summer 2022 Guide, which includes details about activities for all ages including the Bayside Summer Series at Downs Park and the Great American Campout at South River Farm Park and Ft. Smallwood Park.


On June 19th, we will be celebrating Juneteenth, which commemorates the day when African American slaves in Texas finally learned they had been freed when the Emancipation Proclamation was signed over two years earlier.This year, Juneteenth formally became an Anne Arundel County holiday, and there will be a parade and celebration in Annapolis on Saturday, June 18th. 


June is also Pride Month, which began in recognition of the Stonewall Riots, which occurred on June 28th, 1969. The first Pride March occurred the following year, and now annual events are held to recognize the contributions of LGBTQ individuals toward justice and equal opportunity. Events will be taking place across the state throughout the month including a parade and festival in Annapolis on Saturday, June 4th.


We also invite you to check out the website for the University of Maryland School of Social Work's Center of Excellence on LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity for information about upcoming trainings and other helpful resources.


However you will be spending your time this month, we hope you are able to find time to rest and rejuvenate!


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.

For emergencies, The Anne Arundel County Warmline can be reached 24/7 at 410-768-522 or dial 2-1-1, then press 1 for support from Maryland 211.


Adrienne Mickler



Latest News

NAMI Anne Arundel Family-to Family Summer Education Program

NAMI Anne Arundel will be holding a free 8-session education program for family, partners, friends, and significant others of adults living with mental illness. Sessions will be held at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church in Severna Park on Thursday evenings from July 14th through September 1st, 2022. Pre-registration is required.

For more information, CLICK HERE


Helping Your Child Cope With Violence

In 2018, following the shootings at the Capital Gazette office in Annapolis, Dr. Victor Welzant of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) wrote an article for the Anne Arundel County Mental Health Agency titled Helping Your Child Cope With Violence.

In light of recent events in Buffalo, NY and Uvalde, TX, we are re-sharing this article HERE.


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. 


Anne Arundel County LBHA FY23 Annual Plan

The FY23 Annual Plan for the  Anne Arundel County Local Behavioral Health Authority (LBHA) has been released.

CLICK HERE to view the FY23 Anne Arundel County LBHA Annual Plan.

 The Anne Arundel County LBHA is responsible for the development, delivery, and quality assurance of behavioral health services in Anne Arundel County.


Crisis Resources

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

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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

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

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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