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The AACMHA is a private, non-profit 501(c)3 corporation located at 1 Truman Parkway, Suite 101, Annapolis, Maryland.  As the Core Service Agency (CSA) for the County, the AACMHA serves as a system manager for local public behavioral health services. In partnership with the Anne Arundel County DOH, the AACMHA is responsible for planning, managing, and monitoring public behavioral health services to create an ideal continuum of care for its residents. These services are provided as stipulated by the Health General Article, 10-10-1203, Annotated Code of Maryland. The AACMHA was established by State Law (HG10-1201-1203) and enabled by County Ordinance (Article 2, Section 2A ­102) with a goal of maximizing responsiveness and effective contracting to best serve county residents. 

The Anne Arundel County officials chose a not-for-profit management structure with a Board of Directors appointed by the County Executive and accountable to the County Council for its activities. The Board of Directors is comprised of County officials, persons with mental illness, family members of persons with mental illness, behavioral health advocates, businessmen and women, and other citizens. The Board of Directors oversees the operations of the AACMHA and, as the mental health authority for the county, is responsible for developing and implementing the annual Strategic Plan.  Executive Director, Adrienne J. Mickler, is responsible for the Agency's Strategic Plan as well as directing day-to-day operations with the assistance of several committees composed of Board members and agency staff.

The AACMHA functions as the local single point of accountability, planning, funding, and coordination for the care of eligible residents in Anne Arundel County.  The agency continuously raises the standards of care, drives the implementation of Evidence-Based Practices (EBPs), and achieves desired outcomes for those receiving public behavioral health services.  AACMHA is known for developing and implementing innovative services that provide quality care and result in positive outcomes for persons with behavioral health disorders while ensuring effective management of Public Behavioral Health System (PBHS) dollars. The AACMHA frequently accepts responsibility for statewide initiatives resulting in additional growth and development for Anne Arundel County residents.


Suicide Prevention Resources 

Hotlines for families and youth

Call 911 for immediate assistance in any emergency

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
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

National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
Dial or Text 988 or Chat
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

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 Team  (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

Anne Arundel County Department of Health’s Gun Violence Intervention Team (GVIT) Youth Gun Safety Toolkit

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