Family, Health

Maryland Department of Health launches Youth Suicide Prevention Toolkit, MD Young Minds program

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health this week announced the launch of a new Youth Suicide Prevention Toolkit and MD Young Minds, two new resources designed to support teens and adolescents who may be struggling with mental health issues. MDH’s Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) developed the new resources to help Maryland youth find mental health support. “Engaging directly with young …


Events, Health, Politics

Governor Hogan, Lt. Governor Rutherford recognize May as Mental Health Awareness Month in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has declared May 2021 as Mental Health Awareness Month in Maryland. Lieutenant Governor Boyd K. Rutherford presented the proclamation during a meeting of the Commission to Study Mental and Behavioral Health in Maryland, which studies Marylanders’ access to mental health services and the link between mental health issues and substance use disorders. “One of our key …


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 …