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 …


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Maryland Department of Health launches Suicide Prevention Toolkit [VIDEO]

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Friday announced the launch of a new resource to raise awareness about suicide for Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. The 2021 Suicide Prevention Month Toolkit: Stories of Hope focuses on raising awareness, reducing the stigma around suicide, spreading hope, building resiliency and encouraging well-informed action. “The COVID-19 pandemic has been a collectively trying time …


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 …

First responder suicide awareness ride to be held on Saturday in Perry Hall

PERRY HALL, MD – An important, new tradition kicks off tomorrow, April 27, 2019. The Hope & Peace Foundation, together with Maryland’s 9/11 Rolling Memorial, the Charm City Punishers, and Mission BBQ Perry Hall, will be holding the first annual First Responder Suicide Awareness Ride. All riders and non-riders are welcome. The ride’s organizers hope to shine a light on the …

MidiCi to hold Joshua York suicide awareness night on Wednesday

MidiCi The Neapolitan Pizza Company, located on The Avenue at White Marsh, is partnering with the Joshua York Legacy Foundation to raise funds for suicide awareness, prevention, and community outreach. The restaurant will host Joshua York Night on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, from noon to 8 pm. Twenty five percent of proceeds, generated with a flyer (available here) or showing …

Governor Hogan signs amended Executive Order for Commission for Suicide Prevention

Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday issued an amended Executive Order modernizing the Governor’s Commission for Suicide Prevention. The updated executive order is in response to rising national and state suicide rates and follows a request from the commission that was supported by the Maryland Department of Health. “Every day, thousands of Marylanders struggle with mental health challenges, and we must do everything …