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Maryland Department of Health relaunches CovidCONNECT

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Wednesday relaunched its CovidCONNECT website, offering more streamlined access to comprehensive resources to support Marylanders who have firsthand experience with COVID-19. Through CovidCONNECT, users are able to find guidance and support from peers who share similar experiences and access resources to promote physical, emotional, and mental health. “As Marylanders continue to get vaccinated …


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Maryland Department of Health launches Operation Courage mental health program for frontline workers, first responders

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Monday announced Operation Courage, a new support services program designed to address the growing and long-term mental health care needs of frontline workers and first responders amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The program launched with a new website and an online assessment designed to encourage workers to get needed help. “We are grateful for …


Maryland Department of Health launches virtual mental health first aid training for first responders

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health this week announced the launch of a new virtual form of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Maryland, which will be offered to firefighters, emergency medical technicians and police, in partnership with the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services System (MIEMSS). MHFA Maryland has trained over 40,000 individuals and professionals in identifying the signs and …

Maryland observes International Overdose Awareness Day, Recovery Month 2020 with message of commitment

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Lieutenant Governor Boyd K. Rutherford announced that Maryland would continue its tradition of observing International Overdose Awareness Day (IODAD) on Monday and National Recovery Month in 2020 this September. Maryland’s theme for both IODAD and Recovery Month 2020 is “Recovery: Pass It On, Keep It Going!” “International Overdose Awareness Day and Recovery Month provide us with opportunities to pause …

Maryland Department of Health launches MD Mind Health

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Wednesday announced the launch of MD Mind Health, a new text-based mental health initiative to fight isolation and encourage mental wellness. The new program was developed by the MDH Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) in partnership with Maryland 211, the state’s crisis hotline. “Staying connected with family, friends and other support systems is more …

New partnership provides mental health counseling to nursing home staff and other frontline workers

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health is partnering with the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS) to provide the Maryland COVID-19 Mental Health Crisis Support Program, a new initiative offering mental health support for people working in skilled nursing and other long-term care facilities impacted by COVID-19. In recent weeks, MIEMSS has coordinated with medical health task forces …