May is Mental Health Awareness Month

MAY IS MENTAL
HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH
To help our community during this time, the Mental Health Association of Maryland continues to update and expand our mental health resources to ensure Marylanders have access to helpful and up-to-date information. Recently, we have added resources on griefdomestic abusemanaging stress for healthcare workers, and information for providers transitioning to telehealth. In addition to our resources, we will be hosting a number of free webinars and events.
It is Children’s Mental Health Awareness
Week in Maryland!
Please help us celebrate and raise awareness by visiting our Campaign website or following us on social media to learn about activities and events across the state. Some highlights include:
Thursday, May 7 at 12:00 PM
Virtual Workshop: 10 Signs of Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships During COVID-19
Join MHAMD, Mental Health First Aid Maryland, and CMHM to learn how to spot the signs of an unhealthy relationship, how to foster healthy relationships, and how to start conversations around interpersonal violence and abuse.
Friday, May 8th at 12:30 PM
CMHM Helping Children Cope with COVID-19 Anxiety | BHIPP Resilience Break Virtual Learning
Learn about strategies, practices, and resources to promote mental health and resilience amoung children and families as well primary care providers during this difficult time.
The Children’s Campaign is also excited to offer Transition Age Youth Events:
Thursday, May 7th at 12:00 PM
Taking Flight Alone Together Peer Meetup (18-26 yrs old)
This event will be held virtually via Zoom.
Friday, May 8th at 3:00 PM
Young Adult Q&A: Experiencing Mental Health Challenges as a Teen (18-26 yrs old)
This event will be held virtually via Zoom.
Other Education Opportunities
Wednesday, May 13th at 11:00 AM
Self-Care During COVID-19
Please join MHAMD’s Amanda Krisher, LCSW-C for a webinar focused on self-care skills during COVID-19. This interactive webinar will help participants in creating a personalized self-care plan and discuss self-care strategies during the global pandemic.
ADVOCACY EVENTS
MAY 6, 2020
Join advocates from around the world to raise awareness about maternal mental health issues so that more women will get treatment and fewer will suffer. There are lots of ways to get involved, including signing a petition to encourage the United Nations to recognize World Maternal Mental Health Day.
MAY 4-8, 2020
The Blue Dot Project is once again hosting MMH Awareness Week in the United States. This year’s theme — Motherhood is Not Black & White — will feature daily social media memes that followers can like, share, and discuss. Moms are also encouraged to share their images of real motherhood.
MAY 4, 2020
March for Moms is hosting a community town hall meeting to advocate for mothers’ and families’ health and well-being. March for Moms and Every Mother Counts have launched an online petition asking policy makers to support pregnant, childbearing, and postpartum people in the pandemic.
MAY 16, 2020
This year’s MomCongress features a virtual town hall meeting and opportunities to connect via state circles and issue caucuses around maternal mortality, maternal mental health, and working mothers. MomCongress is also endorsing a legislative package of policies to support mothers and families.
CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING MAY 19, 2020
MMHLA and the March of Dimes are hosting a
virtual Congressional Briefing to discuss maternal
mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
SIGN HERE to encourage elected officials in the United States to support pregnant, childbearing, and postpartum people in the response to COVID-19.
SIGN HERE to call on the United Nations to recognize World Maternal Mental Health Day.
VIRTUAL RUNS, WALKS, AND CLIMBS
MAY – JUNE
To benefit Postpartum Support International, state chapters, and local organizations
MAY 30
To raise
awareness
and support
COVID-19 UPDATES
COVID-19 TREATMENT GUIDELINES
The National Institutes of Health recently published
Here is a roundup of new information about maternal mental health and COVID-19.
Check MMHLA’s coronavirus HUB for more about research, studies, and resources.
FOR PROVIDERS;
The Center for Women’s Mental Health at Mass General Hospital is hosting weekly virtual grand rounds and a 5-week course exploring psychiatric disorders across the female lifespan.
Maternal Mental Health Now is providing consultation and support to perinatal mental health providers. EMAIL for more information.
The Motherhood Center of New York is offering coronavirus-related webinars.
Postpartum Support International is hosting a series on
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