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Advocating for Families during the Maryland Legislative Session

Beth Hess - Monday, January 30, 2017
The 2017 Maryland legislative session convened on January 11. There will be many bills this year related to behavioral health, including mental health and substance use issues. In order to advocate, you need to know what bills have been introduced. Follow proposed legislation that relates to behavioral health on the Maryland Mental Health Association website (https://ww ..

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Self-Care: New Year’s Resolutions

Beth Hess - Tuesday, January 17, 2017
By the end of January, many of us find that the resolutions we had so determinedly vowed to accomplish in the New Year have fallen by the wayside. This can lead to self-recrimination and bad feelings. Here are some tips to help you to get back on track: Make sure your goals are manageable. Re-write them if necessary, and start small. It is better to say “I will limi ..

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Join the 2017 Children's Mental Health Matters! Campaign

Beth Hess - Friday, January 13, 2017
One in five children experience a diagnosable mental health disorder each year, yet only 20% are identified and receive treatment. We need your help to raise awareness about the importance of children's mental health and connect parents and caregivers across the state with resources. Join the 2017 Children's Mental Health Matters! (http://www.childrensmentalhealthmatters.or ..

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Join us for Family Day in Annapolis

Beth Hess - Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Bringing together legislators, families, youth, policymakers and providers Join us for Family Day in Annapolis (http://mdcoalition.org/FamilyDay)! On Tuesday, February 28 families from throughout the state will be gathering to advocate for children and youth with mental health and substance use challenges. Don't miss this opportunity to: Learn about relevant legisla ..

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