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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

International Overdose Awareness Day, designated to help end overdoses, remember those who have died, and recognize the grief of their loved ones, is observed on Wednesday, August 31st.

 

According to the CDC, there was a record high of more than 107,000 drug overdose deaths in the United States in 2021, which roughly equals one death every five minutes. Over 70,000 of these deaths have been attributed to fentanyl or other synthetic opioids.

 

Overdose deaths have risen across all races, but rates have increased disproportionately for Black and Native American populations. .

 

Recovery Anne Arundel will be holding a Candlelight Vigil from 6:00 PM-8:30 PM on August 31st at the Pip Moyer Recreation Center in Annapolis to honor lives lost to overdose in our county and to recognize our local first responders and healthcare workers.

 

August also brings summer to a close, with county public school students returning to the classroom at the end of the month. We are featuring events in this month's LBHA newsletter that can help parents and caregivers with this transition, along with other events in the county. We also welcome a new AACPS Superintendent, Dr. Mark Bedell.

 

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

 

 

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Resource: Providing Culturally Competent Mental Health Care to LGBTQIA+ Youth & Young Adults

The Univeristy of Massachussetts Chan School of Medicine's Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research has released a guide, Providing Culturally Competent Mental Health Care to LGBTQIA+ Youth & Young Adults.

Many mental health care providers want to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) clients but lack the vocabulary, knowledge, and training to confidently do so. To view this guide, CLICK HERE.

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Community Training: Resilience for Parents and Caregivers

Resilience for Parents and Caregivers will be presented by Ann Hoyt and Stephanie Trice at the Brooklyn Park Library on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 from 11:30 AM-1:00 PM ET.

Both are employed with the Anne Arundel County Mental Health Agency as licensed Clinical Social Workers with combined experience of over 25 years.

They will define “Resilience” and explore ways it is used in everyday life. They will discuss how stress affects our lives and how improving and using resilience skills can have a positive impact every day.

Attendees will be able to practice and model resilience to help care for themselves, their children, family, and friends.

Location: Brooklyn Park Library

1 East 11th Ave

Baltimore, MD 21225

(410) 222-6260

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Virtual Community Conversation: Back to School with Trauma in Mind

On Monday, August 15th, the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County will be hosting a webinar from 3:30 PM-5:00 PM ET to discuss the increased trauma our children face related to the pandemic and the increase in school and community gun violence.

 Three community experts will be speaking: Catherine A. Gray, Deputy Director and Clinical Director for the Anne Arundel County Mental Health Agency; Lt. Steven Thomas, Anne Arundel County International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) and Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Team Coordinator; and Pamela Brown, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Anne Arundel County Partnership for Children, Youth and Families.

They will discuss and provide information related to trauma’s impact on children. Participants will learn how to help children return to school using a trauma-informed approach.

This event is free and open to all community members. To register, CLICK HERE

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National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline Changes to 988 on July 16th

On Saturday, July 16th, The National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline number will change to 988.

When people call, text, or chat  988, they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network. These trained counselors will listen, understand how their problems are affecting them, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary.

As always, Anne Arundel County residents in crisis can call our Crisis Warmline 24/7 at 410-768-5522.

For more information about 988, CLICK HERE

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BIPOC Mental Health Month Toolkit from Mental Health America

Mental Health America has released their 2022 BIPOC Mental Health Month Toolkit. This year's theme is Beyond The Numbers. 

BIPOC communities are significantly more likely to develop mental health conditions, and one of the major barriers to mental health treatment is access and the need for understanding mental health support.

This toolkit explores the nuances and uniqueness in BIPOC communities, provides knowledge on historical context, systems of support, and shows actionable ways to move forward toward a mentally healthy future.

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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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