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Maryland Votes to Legalize Marijuana for Recreational Use

On November 8, Marylanders voted overwhelmingly to legalize the recreational use of marijuana for adults over the age of 21. The new law will not…

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If You Have Private Health Insurance, You Need to Know About This New Law

A new law goes into effect on January 1, 2023 that allows those with state-regulated private health insurance to see an out-of -network provider for…

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The Use of Atypical Antipsychotics in Children and Adolescents: What Parents and Caregivers Should Know

The use of atypical antipsychotic medications in children and adolescents has increased dramatically over thelast decade. Often, these medications are being prescribed for “off label”…

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How to Support Someone You Love in Recovery

September is Recovery Month, a time to celebrate the accomplishments of those in recovery from substance use disorder, as well as the family and friends…

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Results of MCF’s Crisis Services Survey and Focus Groups: Families Rate Mobile Crisis Teams as the Best Crisis Service; Emergency Departments as the Worst

By Ann Geddes, Director of Public Policy Maryland Coalition of Families In October 2021, MCF emailed a survey to families in our database, asking about…

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Legislative Session Summary 2022

This legislative session, which concluded on April 11, Maryland Coalition of Families supported a number of bills that sought to increase access to behavioral health…

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Know the Signs of Problem Gambling

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month, an annual grassroots public awareness and outreach campaign established by the National Council on Problem Gambling to educate the…

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A Grandmother’s Story

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MCF Leaders Receive Two Prestigious National Awards

Maryland Coalition of Families has some exciting news!  This October, our Executive Director, Jane Plapinger, and our Director of Innovation and Strategy, Heidi Rochon, received…

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Digital Tools for Teens With Depression

Understanding your teen’s sleep habits, mood and activity is important when making decisions about your child’s mental health treatment. Both parents and youth may have…

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Recovery: One Mother’s Perspective

September is Recovery Month, a perfect time to reflect on what recovery means for me and my family.

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You Can Save a Life!

In 2020, 2,773 Marylanders lost their lives due to due unintentional intoxication overdoses involving drugs and alcohol. This is the largest annual total on record.…

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