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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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Four Tips to Help With “Zoom Fatigue”

If you are feeling worn out after a day of video calls, recent research shows that there are some good reasons why. As social distancing…

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Are Video Games Priming Our Children for Gambling?

“Right now we are living in a new world, one that we have never experienced before, and with this new world comes the challenge of…

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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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