Business, Education, Family, Health

Baltimore County Public Schools partners with Talkspace to provide free telehealth therapy to high school students year-round

BALTIMORE, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools this week announced a new partnership with Talkspace, a leading online behavioral health care company, to provide free, unlimited telehealth therapy for all BCPS high school students ages 13 and above. Beginning December 2023, more than 32,000 students will have access to high-quality, messaging therapy and evidenced-based mental health resources. This districtwide program offers support …


Around Maryland, Business, Health, Sci-Tech

Attorney General Brown, bipartisan coalition of Attorneys General sue Meta for harming youth mental health

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown, along with 41 other state Attorneys General, filed a series of federal and state lawsuits against Meta, alleging that the company knowingly designed and deployed harmful features on Instagram and its other social media platforms with the intent of addicting children and teens, while falsely assuring the public that these features are safe …


Maryland town ranked among happiest cities in America

BALTIMORE, MD—With March 20 being International Day of Happiness and 83% of American adults feeling stressed out by high inflation, the personal-finance website WalletHub this week released its report on 2023’s Happiest Cities in America. Columbia, MD made this year’s list, coming in at No. 7. The two happiest towns in the U.S. were both in California, with Fremont coming …

Maryland named 2022’s 2nd happiest state in America [VIDEO]

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland has been named 2022’s second-happiest state in America. With 87% of Americans feeling “anxious” or “very anxious” about inflation, the personal-finance website WalletHub this week released its report on 2022’s Happiest States in America. To determine where Americans have the highest satisfaction with life, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 30 key indicators of happiness. The data set …

Maryland Department of Health recognizes Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month in May

Baltimore, MD—In recognition of Maternal Health Awareness Month, the Maryland Department of Health encourages Marylanders to learn the signs and symptoms of common mental health conditions experienced by pregnant women and how to get help for themselves or a loved one. Maternal mental health conditions are among the most common complications in pregnancy and childbirth and can occur anytime during …

Reflections Behavioral Health opens its doors in Perry Hall

PERRY HALL, MD—A new behavioral health clinic has opened in Perry Hall. Reflections Behavioral Health opened its doors on Tuesday.  The new health center is located at 8840 Belair Road (21236). An array of services are being offered at the new location, including group therapy, holistic therapies, and psychiatric rehabilitation programs. “Our vision is to give our community a behavioral …

Maryland Department of Health, 211 Maryland announce enhanced search options for mental health, substance use services

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health and 211 Maryland this week announced the launch of a new database on PressOne.211MD.org that improves access for Marylanders looking for mental health and substance use disorder resources. The site offers new dropdown filters — including age, language, payment options, special populations and service type — which narrow search results and identify the specific …

Governor Hogan announces supplemental budget for new public safety facilities, expanded cyber readiness, infrastructure and public health investments

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan this week announced that he has submitted a $2.8 billion supplemental budget to the General Assembly that makes key investments in some of his administration’s core priorities, including support for police and public safety, an expanded cyber readiness and workforce initiative, and critical infrastructure and public health investments. This supplemental budget also funds top priorities for …