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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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COVID-19

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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

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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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A message from our Executive Director

October means Fall is officially here, and is also National Depression Education and Awareness Month, as well as Mental Health Screening Month.

 

Depression is one of the most common mental illnesses in the U.S., affecting almost 9% of adult women and over 5% of adult men. Numbers are higher for youth, with 17% of those aged 12-17 affected by major depression. 

 

The first week of October is Mental Illness Awareness Week. Did you know 20% of adults in the U.S. experience a mental illness yearly?

 

Stigma prevents many from receiving the help they need, with less than half of those struggling with mental illness receiving treatment. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has a helpful list of ways we can all help reduce stigma, including talking openly about mental health. 

 

We will be wearing green on October 10th in recognition of World Mental Health Day, and invite everyone to join us in advocating for awareness and education to reduce stigma and discrimination. 

 

Hispanic Heritage Month continues until Oct. 15th. Consider attending the Latino Social Justice Forum to share input on issues that affect the Hispanic/Latino community of Annapolis & Anne Arundel County. 

 

Cooler temperatures allow us to spend more time outside, which can improve health and well-being. Be sure to check out the events at our county's parks throughout October such as the Harvest Festival at Kinder park, the Trick-or-Treat Trail at Downs Park, or the Ghost Canoe Paddle at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary!

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.

Sincerely,

Adrienne Mickler

 

 

Latest News

Community Event: Covid Trauma and the Impact on Students

Anne Arundel County Mental Health Agency staff members will be at the Severna Park Library on Tuesday, October 11th at 6:00 PM ET to discuss the impact of COVID trauma on students.  This presentation will help families understand the role Covid has played in their children’s emotional wellness, what youth are feeling, and how to help them strengthen their wellbeing.

For more information or to register, CLICK HERE

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DisAbility Day Event-October 22nd

The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities Commission on Disability Issues will be hosting a DisAbility Day event at the Annapolis Mall on Saturday, October 22nd from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM ET.

This year's theme is Disability: Part of the Equity Equation. For more information, CLICK HERE.

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Resource: Your Rights to Addiction Care for Drug & Alcohol-Related ER Visits

For Recovery Month, we are sharing a resource guide from the Legal Action Center, Be Empow(ER)ed: Know Your Rights to Addiction Care for Drug & Alcohol-Related ER Visits

This guide explains what services ERs should offer for alcohol- or drug-related emergencies. It also lists steps people can take when denied these services.

 

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International Critical Incident Stress Foundation Regional Training in October

The Anne Arundel County Mental Health Agency will be co-sponsoring the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) Regional Training held on Wednesday, October 26th-Sunday, October 30th, 2022.

 

This event will be held at the Maritime Conference Center (MCC), 692 Maritime Boulevard, Linthicum Heights Maryland.

 

The ICISF’s Baltimore Regional Training is the premier forum for education and training among those who provide crisis intervention services. This training will provide presentations appropriate for those just beginning their exploration of the field of crisis intervention, and those already serving on CISM or crisis intervention teams.

 

For more information about the courses, trainers, CEU information and more, CLICK HERE.

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2022 Maryland Suicide Prevention Toolkit Released

In recognition of Suicide Prevention Month (September), the Maryland Department of Health has released the 2022 Suicide Prevention Toolkit for adocatates, organizations, survivors, allies, and community members.

CLICK HERE to access the Toolkit.

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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'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
1-877-676-9854
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

National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
Dial or Text 988 or Chat
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

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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