Business, Health

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 …


Health, Police/Fire

Governor Hogan issues proclamation recognizing September as National Suicide Prevention Month

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday issued a proclamation recognizing September as National Suicide Prevention Month and highlighting the administration’s participation in the nationwide Governor’s Challenge to Prevent Suicide Among Service Members, Veterans, and their Families. Maryland joins 41 other states and one U.S. territory in issuing similar proclamations today. “Each and every life taken by suicide is a devastating …


SAMHSA offers immediate counseling to those affect by COVID-19 pandemic

BALTIMORE, MD—Immediate counseling is now available for anyone dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, can provide immediate counseling to anyone who needs help in coping with the mental or emotional effects caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. Assistance is …

Baltimore County officials encourage residents to dispose of unwanted medications on National Drug Take-Back Day

TOWSON, MD—On Saturday, October 26, Baltimore County officials are recognizing National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, a nationwide initiative organized by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to highlight safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs in communities, while raising awareness about the disease of prescription drug addiction. On National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, residents are encouraged …