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Maryland Department of Health releases FAQ Document for Post Covid-19 Executive Orders

On July 1, 2021, certain executive orders issued during the State of Emergency were terminated. One of the orders was Executive Order 20-04-01-01, which expanded the use of telehealth and audio-only services. This order is replaced by the Preserve Telehealth Act (SB 3).

CLICK HERE to view a list of FAQs regarding this update.

If you have a behavioral health question related to post COVID-19 telehealth services, please contact bha.inquiries@maryland.gov with additional questions or concerns, or contact your Local Behavioral Health Authority


Maryland Department of Health Releases Resource Guide for Students and Young Adults Coping with Covid-19 Pandemic


Who is Providing Covid-19 Vaccines in Anne Arundel County?


Five Tips from Mental Health First Aid to Help You Maintain Resilience in 2021


A message from our Executive Director

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month and the Anne Arundel County Mental Health Agency and its partners are standing together in mental health bringing awareness and messages of hope to those struggling with mental illness.


Throughout the county, with a united voice we will emphasize the message that addressing mental health early remains critically important to our overall health. Recognizing the mind and body connection and providing a holistic approach in early identification, prevention and treatment can prevent more serious illness.


On May 1st, in conjunction with the Anne Arundel Health Department, we will provide handouts at all library branches along with goodie bags and messages of hope, which are being displayed on Brightspace for students.


Our official Mental Health Kick-off Event will be on May 2nd with County Executive, Steuart Pittman, and Dr. Nilesh Kalyanaraman, our County Health Officer, as well as the Anne Arundel County library staff and the ‘Superpower” contestant winners. The event will take place at the Anne Arundel County Library Discoveries at the Mall located at 2250 Annapolis Mall Rd (near the Crate and Barrel court) from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.


One in five adults experience a mental illness each year, and less than half of them receive treatment, one in six youth experience a mental health condition each year, and only half receive treatment. Seventeen percent (17%) of children ages 6-7 experience a mental health condition and 50% of all lifetime mental illness begins by age 14, and 75% by age 24.


Annually, mental illness affects: - 14% of Asian adults - 17% of African American/Black adults - 17% of Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander adults - 18% of Hispanic/Latinx adults - 19% of American Indian/Alaska Native adults - 36% of multiracial adults - 47% of LGB adults.


These statistics validate that mental illness affects all ages and populations. Through awareness and educational events, we can help individuals recognize the warning signs, break down barriers to treatment, including the stigma surrounding mental illness, and identify resources to help connect individuals to treatment to regain wellness. Mental Illness is treatable, and recovery is possible; this will be resounding message of hope throughout the month.


For more information on this event and all activities planned during the month, see our event calendar.


A list of additional local resources can be found HERE.


For information and referrals, contact us at 410-222-2421 or email aac-lbha-connect@aacounty.org. For emergencies, The Anne Arundel County Warmline can be reached 24/7 at 410-768-522 or dial 2-1-1, then press 1 for support from Maryland 211.



Adrienne Mickler



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Anne Arundel County Proclamation: Mental Health Awareness Month

Anne Arundel County, Maryland


On Behalf of the Residents of Anne Arundel County

WHEREAS May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which provides an opportunity to bring greater awareness to this health issue, and support individuals in their pursuit of mental wellness; and


WHEREAS Nearly one in five adults in America live with a serious mental illness, and one in five youth report that the pandemic had a significant negative impact on their mental health; and


WHEREAS Diminishing the stigma associated with mental illness can help individuals access needed services and supports; and


WHEREAS, Anne Arundel County represents a diverse population with various mental health needs, and addressing health disparities and improving cultural competencies throughout our provider community can improve patient outcomes; and


WHEREAS, Mental illness is treatable and recovery is possible.


NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEUART L. PITTMAN, County Executive, do hereby proclaim May 2022 as Mental Health Awareness Month in Anne Arundel County and call upon all of our residents to recognize and commend its observance, and to find their own ways to give back to their communities. Given Under My hand and the Great Seal of Anne Arundel County this 1st  Day of May in the Year of the Lord, Two Thousand Twenty Two.



County Executive

May 1, 2022


What is Your Super Power Grand Prize Winner Announced



The Grand Prize Winner of Our "What is Your Super Power" Youth Contest has been announced! 

We would like to congratulate the winner- 7th Grader Alexis H.

Her video animation, "Upstander Man" can be viewed HERE 



Mental Health Awareness Month Superpowers Activity Calendar


In partnership with Childrens Mental Health Matters, we have created a youth activity calendar for May. Every day, they will have an opportunity to explore Super Powers such as self esteem and adaptabilty along with journal prompts

CLICK HERE to view the daily activity calendar. 



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Help us Improve the Anne Arundel County Mental Health Agency Website!
We are seeking feedback from individuals who visit, live in, or work in Anne Arundel County. Take this 3-minute survey about our website. Your anonymous responses will help us make website improvements and better serve the community. 




NEW DATE- Older Americans Month Celebration at Kinder Farm Park

The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities has rescheduled their event celebration of Older Americans Month in May.

Join them at Kinder Farm Park (10001 Kinder Farm Park Rd., Millersville, MD 21108) on Thursday, May 26th  from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM. 

There will be food, games, entertainment, raffle prizes, and more! To view more details and RSVP information, CLICK HERE


Crisis Resources

Support During a Crisis

The Anne Arundel County Mental Health Agency and the Anne Arundel County Department of Health have compiled the following information and resources for addressing mental health and overall well-being of children and adults. 


If you have Experienced a Traumatic Event or Critical Incident...

If you have experienced a traumatic event or a critical incident (any event that causes unusually strong emotional reactions that have the potential to interfere with the ability to function normally), even though the event may be over, you may now be experiencing or may experience later, some strong emotional or physical reactions. 


Coping With Tragedy Video



The Mission of the Anne Arundel County Mental Health Agency is to provide leadership and collaboration for planning, monitoring, and managing of a comprehensive, quality, person-centered, Behavioral Health continuum of care for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders that promotes prevention, recovery, resiliency, health and wellness for our residents who have, or who are at risk for, these behavioral health disorders.

The Anne Arundel County Mental Health Agency (AACMHA) is dedicated to ensuring that Medicaid recipients and other low-income, non-insured county residents who meet certain criteria have access to a wide range of quality mental health services.

There are numerous agencies involved in providing mental health care and many different words are used to describe services. If you don't understand what a word or term means, visit our words to know page for more information.


Suicide Prevention Resources 

Hotlines for families and youth

Call 911 for immediate assistance in any emergency

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Maryland's Crisis Line
Dial 2-1-1, Press 1
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Anne Arundel County Public Schools Student Safety Hotline
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Anne Arundel County Veteran's Service Phone Line
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday-Friday

National Suicide Prevention Hotlines

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline
Text: "TalkWithUs" to 66746

Physician Support Line
Monday – Friday: 8AM - 3AM ET
Saturday – Sunday: 8AM - 3AM ET

Veteran's Crisis Line
1-800-273-8255, Press 1, or text to 838255
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Anne Arundel County Department of Health's Gun Violence Intervention TeamĀ  (GVIT) Suicide Prevention Toolkit

Anne Arundel County Department of Health's Gun Violence Intervention Team (GVIT) Domestic Violence Toolkit

Anne Arundel County Department of Health's Gun Violence Intervention Team (GVIT) Responsible Gun Ownership Toolkit

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