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Passionate About MCF’s Work? Serve on Our Board!

Beth Hess - Friday, September 28, 2018
MCF's Board of Directors is seeking nominations for volunteers to serve on its Board. Our Board consists of both caregivers and professionals who share a passion for MCF’s mission. We are currently seeking nominations for individuals with any of the following skills, experiences or attributes: Parents or caregivers who care for children or young adults with substan ..

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Maryland’s New Crisis Hotline Number - 211

Beth Hess - Thursday, September 27, 2018
Maryland recently introduced a new (and easier to remember) crisis hotline number: call 211 press 1. This hotline handles calls related to both mental health and substance use concerns, and provides support, guidance and assistance. Help is available 24/7. This hotline number replaces the previously used 1-800-322-0009. Additional crisis resources: Texting - In ad ..

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Self Care: Connecting with Nature

Beth Hess - Thursday, September 13, 2018
by MCF Clinical Supervisor Ronnie Biemans, MA, LCPC The other day I took a few minutes to myself during a busy day to sit outside. I closed my eyes, and turned inward. Following my own breath and engaging my senses, I noticed the amazing waves of sound as the cicadas called to one another. Very soon I felt calmed and grounded by this experience. The sound came and went, ..

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You Can Play a Role in Preventing Suicide

Beth Hess - Wednesday, September 05, 2018
Did you know, that in the US: Suicides consistently outnumber homicides In recent years the suicide rate has increased Suicide is the second leading cause of death for American youth ages 15-19 and the third leading cause for youth ages 10-24 49% of people struggling with gambling disorder have thoughts of committing suicide During this, Sui ..

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