Maryland goes green for mental health awareness

BALTIMORE, MD—In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, the Maryland Department of Health is encouraging individuals and businesses to go green this May in support of mental health. The move is part of a collaboration with the Mental Health Association of Maryland and the state’s Office of Suicide Prevention. The goal of the Go Green Campaign is to raise awareness […]

Olszewski announces more than $2.6 million in grants to local community organizations to support pandemic recovery

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Friday announced that Baltimore County and the Baltimore Community Foundation have awarded more than $2.67 million in American Rescue Plan-funded grants to nearly 30 local community-based organizations to support their recovery and enhance efforts to strengthen neighborhood resiliency. “Baltimore County remains committed to helping our residents recover from the long-lasting effects of the […]

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 Department of Health offers mental health support to frontline workers during COVID-19 pandemic

Baltimore, MD – The Maryland Department of Health is proactively supporting frontline workers during the COVID-19 outbreak by sharing widespread mental health resources, joining forces with experts throughout the state, offering discussion groups and weekly webinars for behavioral health providers, and providing virtual training and recovery resources. Health professionals across Maryland are uniting to share resources, build partnerships and raise […]