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Family Resources for Substance Use Disorder During COVID-19

Families that struggle with substance use disorder are experiencing unique and increased challenges caused by the COVID-19 public health crisis. An additional concern is that…

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Special Education Services during School Closure

On March 30th the Maryland State Department of Education issued guidance on the provision of special education services during school closure owing to COVID-19. The…

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Resources for Recovery Supports During the Pandemic

Frequent contact with others who are in recovery is a cornerstone of 12 step programs. Together people provide mutual support in order to maintain their…

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Special Open Enrollment for Insurance Coverage through Maryland Health Connection

The Maryland Health Connection starts a new Special Enrollment Period open to uninsured Marylanders who need health coverage during the State of Emergency for Coronavirus…

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Substance Use Disorder: Understanding Levels of Care

If you care about someone struggling with substance use disorder, it’s important to understand how professionals in the field consider various treatment options and how…

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Medications for Addiction Treatment: An Overdose Prevention Measure for People Addicted to Opioids

Recently the Maryland Department of Health sponsored a training for those who wanted to offer presentations on medications for addiction treatment (MAT). MCF’s Ginger Rosela…

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Local Care Teams: A Resource for Families of Children with Intensive Needs

Are you familiar with your Local Care Team (LCT)? It can be a great resource in finding help for your child. LCTs were funded across…

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Screen Time and Youth Wellbeing

The current statistics regarding youth mental health are troubling. More and more students report feeling depressed. Even more alarming, between 2009 and 2017, the number…

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Finding a Behavioral Health Provider through Your Private Insurance

Have you had trouble finding an in-network behavioral health provider for your loved one through your private insurance? Here at MCF we hear stories about…

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When You Love Someone Who is Addicted, Love Yourself More

By Lorri Irrgang You want to share love and feel loved by the person who is struggling with addiction, but often all you feel is…

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How Journaling Can Reduce Stress

By Gail Doerr Stress surrounds us and can be a chronic state for some. When unmanaged, long-term stress can make us susceptible to anxiety or…

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Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents: What You Need to Know

By Ann Geddes Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health problem experienced by children and adolescents. More than 30% of youth will develop an…

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