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Mental Health Awareness Month Events

Maryland Coalition for Mental Health Awareness’s event to challenge stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness and addiction, making the world a more healing place through art.  
May 19, 2016
1-5 p.m.
American Visionary Art Museum, Jim Rouse Visionary Center
800 Key Highway, 3rd Floor Banquet Room
Baltimore, MD 21230

Building Healthy Minds and Bodies: Best Practices in School Based Health

Sponsored by Maryland Assembly on School Based Health Care. An annual conference related to addressing best practices for mental health issues, reviewing Best Practices In School-Based Health for children, parents, teachers, etc.
Thursday, May 19, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM 
Conference Center Baltimore Washington – CCMIT 
692 Maritime Boulevard 
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

Mental Health & Me Panel, sponsored by the Mental Health Association of Maryland

Children’s Mental Health Matters! Campaign event taking place during Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week for community leaders, children, parents, etc.
May 3, 2016
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Charles Carroll Room A2203 K
Stamp Student Union University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742 United States
Contact Kari Gorkos for more info, 443-901-1550, ext. 215 or or visit their website

SAMHSA’s 2016 National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

An event exploring how communities can increase access to behavioral health services and supports for children, youth, and young adults who experience mental or substance use disorders and their families.  Perfect for youth and family leaders, educators, law enforcement officials, and behavioral health professionals.
Thursday, May 5, 2016
7 p.m.
George Washington University School of Media & Public Affairs’ Jack Morton Auditorium.
For more info, visit the SAMHSA website.

National Coalition for Maternal Health Lobby Day

An event that will convene the largest gathering of advocates, mothers, fathers, family members and survivors of a maternal mental health complication to let congress know they need to support moms, babies and families. Cost is $50 and includes lunch, a t-shirt, advocacy materials and events as well as being part of something powerful! Mothers, fathers, family members and survivors of a maternal mental health complication are invited to attend.
U.S. Captal
East Capitol St NE & First St SE Washington, DC 20004
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
8 am – 4 pm
More info: (202) 434-0114 or or

Children’s Mental Health Matters!

The Children’s Mental Health Matters Campaign is a collaboration of the Mental Health Association of Maryland (MHAMD) and the Maryland Coalition of Families (MCF) with support from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene – Behavioral Health Administration. Parents, educators and anyone who cares for children are encouraged to visit the website to see the schedule of events, learn about the signs and symptoms of mental health problems and find out where to go for help.

Baltimore Metropolitan NAMI Walk

The 14th Anniversary of the NAMI Walk is a public display of support for people with mental health challenges. Visit our website for more information about registering to join our team of walkers/runners, raising money and other important info about the event.
Saturday, May 21, 2016
9:00 am
West Shore Park Inner Harbor, Baltimore

Mental Health Association of Maryland (MHAMD) #mentalillnessfeelslike

MHAMD and its national affiliate Mental Health America, is calling on you to share what life with mental illness feels like. The theme for 2016 Mental Health Month is – Life with a Mental Illness – this is a call on individuals to share what life with a mental illness feels like for them in words, pictures and video by tagging their social media posts with #mentalillnessfeelslike (or submitting to MHA anonymously). Posts will be collected and displayed at Share your story today!

Maryland Addictions Directors Council (MADC) Virtual Education Forum

MADC’s Quality Council is delivering a series of Virtual Education Forums over the next few months that explore new financing mechanisms, opportunities related to integration with primary care, and new service delivery models. Part one of this exciting forum will address creating open access for treatment and sustaining this access, while part two will address high performing SUD treatment. For more information on this event please click here.


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