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The Anne Arundel County Mental Health Agency is looking for qualified individuals to provide training opportunities for possible future training events.  Specifically, professionals who could provide teaching experiences in the areas of Case Management,  Healthy Cooking/ Healthy Eating Habits, treating adolescents with co-occurring disorders, health issues for the aging Behavioral Health population and early childhood Behavioral Health issues/treatment.  Some trainings will require educational credentials for the allowance of CEU’s for licensed Psychologists, Social Workers and LCPCs.  Please send information to: mhaaac@aol.com.  

 

NAMICon 2022

NAMICon 2022 Together for Mental Health

Tuesday, June 14th-Thursday, June 16th, 2022

See the FAQ section under

This virtual conference will include:

  • A special panel event with Dr. Ken Duckworth, NAMI’s Chief Medical Officer, offering an exclusive preview of “You Are Not Alone: The NAMI Guide to Navigating Mental Health,” NAMI’s first book releasing this fall. The book includes real stories from individuals and families navigating their mental health journeys, as well as practical answers from experts on commonly asked questions. 

  • Filmmaker Ken Burns joins us to celebrate NAMI’s collaboration with the Well Beings Youth Mental Health Project, created by WETA, the PBS flagship station in our nation's capital. NAMI CEO Daniel H. Gillison, Jr., NAMI Next Gen Youth Ambassadors, filmmakers Erik Ewers and Christopher Loren Ewers, individuals featured in the film, and special guests will join Burns to see and discuss excerpts from the new two-part, four-hour documentary series Ken Burns Presents “Hiding In Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness,” A Film by Erik Ewers & Christopher Loren Ewers, premiering June 27 and 28 on PBS stations nationwide.

  • Robust programming with 30+ workshops built around five tracks focused on mental health research and treatment; youth and young adults; transforming crisis response; promoting equitable mental and emotional support for underserved communities; and best practices for NAMI State Organizations and NAMI Affiliates.

Sponsored by: National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Price: $10.00 Students/Peers, $15.00 NAMI Members, $25.00 Non-members

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Posted: 05/23/2022

Ethics in Peer Support Webinar

Ethics in Peer Support

Tuesday, May 31st, 2022
2:00 PM ET
Certificates of Participation will be available

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe 3-4 ethics for providing peer services to individuals within the behavioral health system.
  • Compare and contrast ethics we value personally, organizationally, state wide, and nationally.
  • List 3-4 best practices for resolving common ethical concerns.

Presenter:

Crystal Gery-Agee is a National and Florida Certified Recovery Peer Specialist with Adult and Family designations, speaker, and trainer, Crystal Gery-Agee has been a mental health, substance use recovery, and child welfare advocate for as long as she can remember. She has experience working with Florida-based mental health and wellness agencies including the Florida Department of Children and Families Substance Abuse and Mental Health office, Managing Entities under the government umbrella, multiple Sheriff’s offices, police departments, and prisons across the state of Florida, as well as many community agencies throughout the state. Crystal is a frequent speaker and presenter in her community about mental health, domestic violence, and substance use recovery services. Crystal draws on 14+ years’ experience with state government and contracted agencies in the child welfare and behavioral health fields to deliver training on diverse topics such as Mental Health First Aid, Wellness Recovery Action Planning, Ethics, HIPAA, HR Basics, Trauma Awareness, Cultural Diversity, and Effective Communications Skills. Crystal enjoys facilitating, and is heavily involved in creating and sustaining a Recovery Oriented System of Care at every event, training, and speech she facilitates.

This webinar is designed as an overview from a national level of ethics as they pertain to peer specialists around the country. Some state specifics will be discussed as information is available. It will cover how to draw on our ethical knowledge to navigate common difficult situations facing peer specialists.

Sponsored by: National Technical Assistance Center
Price: Free

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Posted: 05/12/2022

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CRISIS WARMLINE
410-768-5522
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Maryland's Crisis Line
Dial 2-1-1, Press 1
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Anne Arundel County Public Schools Student Safety Hotline
1-877-676-9854
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Anne Arundel County Veteran's Service Phone Line
410-222-3500
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday-Friday

National Suicide Prevention Hotlines

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline
1-800-985-5990
Text: "TalkWithUs" to 66746

Physician Support Line
1-888-409-0141
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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