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Self-Care: Finding Happiness in Giving

Nicki Gardes - Thursday, February 28, 2019
by MCF Chief Operating Officer Gail Doerr One of the most encouraging findings to have emerged from the science of happiness is that people take delight in giving to others. In fact, several studies have found that spending money on others brings more happiness than spending on yourself. The research suggests that certain factors need to be in place in order to maximiz ..

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A Disturbing Trend: Cocaine-Related Overdose Deaths

Nicki Gardes - Thursday, February 28, 2019
by MCF Director of Public Policy Ann Geddes The Department of Health recently released preliminary data for unintentional overdose deaths for the period January through September 2018. During this time there were 1,848 unintentional overdose deaths – an eight percent increase over the same period in 2017. While the number of heroin-related deaths and prescriptio ..

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Children's Behavioral Health Advocates Ask for More Funding

Nicki Gardes - Thursday, February 28, 2019
by MCF Director of Public Policy Ann Geddes The Children’s Behavioral Health Coalition, a group of 20 organizations, has established its advocacy platform for 2019, and its first priority is to request more funding from the Kirwan Commission (https://www.acy.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/ACY-Kirwan-Commission-Info-Sheet-Version-2.pdf) for school-based behavioral healt ..

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Just What Is This Kirwan Commission?

Nicki Gardes - Thursday, February 28, 2019
by MCF Director of Public Policy Ann Geddes You may have seen or read about the Kirwan Commission in the news, but are uncertain about its specifics and how it could impact your family. Here is a brief overview of the origin and focus of this Commission. In 2016 the Maryland Legislature established the Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education to make Ma ..

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