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MCF Urges Action on Funding 988

  Since its launch in 2022, the 988 line has been an invaluable resource for people with behavioral health challenges and their families.  The benefits…

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MCF Announces New Board President, New Director of Peer & Organizational Development

The Board of Directors of the Maryland Coalition of Families (MCF) is pleased to announce Mark A. Lancaster, General Counsel at Grassroots Analytics, as the organization’s…

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FY23 Impact Report

  “It’s no secret that communities across the country are facing unprecedented mental health and substance use crises. With high demand for services and treatment…

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With Gratitude and Appreciation, MCF Says Farewell to Our Director of Public Policy

This week, MCF will say goodbye to one of the strongest champions for behavioral health services in the state of Maryland. Ann Geddes has been…

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Navigating the Transition Years: A Handbook for Families of Young Adults with Mental Health Needs

  The transition from adolescence to young adulthood can be difficult for all young adults.  For those with mental health disabilities, the transition can be…

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The 2023 Ginger Rosela Spirit Award

Past & Present Award Recipients Nicole Ukoumunne (2021), Rodney Hill (2022) and Anne Marie Demby (2023)   In May 2020, MCF lost one of its…

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Pride Week in Baltimore

Join The Maryland Coalition for Families at the Baltimore Pride Parade on June 24, from 1:00 PM -3:00 PM. The parade route is on Charles…

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Advocacy: the Second Part of MCF’s Mission

Part II of MCF’s Mission: “Advocate to improve services and systems that impact individuals with behavioral health challenges and their families.” MCF is best know…

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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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