The City of Frederick and the Frederick Police Department Launch Crisis Car Response Team in Collaboration with Community Partners

The City of Frederick and the Frederick Police Department Launch Crisis Car Response Team in Collaboration with Community Partners

Community announces the launch of a mental health co-responder pilot program that will commence on July 1, 2021. The Crisis Car will pair a non-uniformed Frederick Police officer with a civilian mental health professional and an EMT/paramedic from Frederick County Fire and Rescue Services.

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Leaders hail state mental health bill named after Rep. Raskin's late son

Leaders hail state mental health bill named after Rep. Raskin's late son

The Thomas Bloom Raskin Act (SB719 and HB812), which the General Assembly approved this year, will use the state’s existing 211 mental health crisis agency to establish periodic check-ins and connections to mental health resources for people who opt in.

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Students use the arts to shine a light on mental health during pandemic

Students use the arts to shine a light on mental health during pandemic

To showcase how art can be therapeutic, the MHA recently partnered with the Frederick County Public Schools Academy for the Fine Arts (AFA) for a spring project. Students in the academy were tasked with creating artwork or videos focused on the theme of “from darkness to light.”

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2021 Mental Health Month - FCAR Special Interview

2021 Mental Health Month - FCAR Special Interview

The Frederick County Association of Realtors Board of Directors President, Terry La Scola, interviews MHA CEO Shannon Aleshire during the 2021 Mental Health Month to raise mental health awareness.

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Unsung heroes: 211 Day recognizes health and human services call-takers

Unsung heroes: 211 Day recognizes health and human services call-takers

211 Day — Feb. 11 — recognizes the call center workers who are available around-the-clock for anyone experiencing a crisis or in need of someone to talk to, and help connect people to the services they need.

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Frederick County Executive and MHA Child Care Choices Program Announce Assistance Grants for Child Care Providers Countywide

Frederick County Executive and MHA Child Care Choices Program Announce Assistance Grants for Child Care Providers Countywide

County Executive Jan Gardner announced that the county will administer up to $2 million in grants to help child care centers and providers countywide pay for expenses due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Josyane Kengni, CRNP, PMH Named New Medical Director of the Mental Health Association of Frederick County

Josyane Kengni, CRNP, PMH Named New Medical Director of the Mental Health Association of Frederick County

The Mental Health Association of Frederick County, Maryland is pleased to welcome Josyane Kengni, CRNP, PMH as new MHA Medical Director.

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Healthy Families Frederick, A Program of MHA, Celebrates Graduation

Healthy Families Frederick, A Program of MHA, Celebrates Graduation

The Mental Health Association of Frederick County (MHA) recently celebrated 4 young people and their families as they graduated from the Healthy Families Program.

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Charity Cases - An Increased Need at the Mental Health Association

Charity Cases - An Increased Need at the Mental Health Association

As Fundraising Opportunities Decline, Many Nonprofits Face other Challenges in the Pandemic

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‘Walk-In’ to Expand its Hours, Services

‘Walk-In’ to Expand its Hours, Services

Regardless of the situation, if you believe you are in a crisis and need support, the Mental Health Association of Frederick County offers a Walk-In Behavioral Health service throughout the week and on weekends, free of charge.

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