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Resources for Those Affected by Mental Illness

 

Crisis Resources

It is important that you seek help right away. Call 911 for immediate assistance to any emergency.

Anne Arundel Medical Center

443.481.1000  | www.aahs.org

Baltimore Washington Medical Center

410.787.4565 | www.bwmc.umms.org

Anne Arundel County Crisis Warmline

410.768.5522/ 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Maryland Youth Crisis Hotline

1.800.422.0009/ 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

National Suicide Prevention Hotlines

1.800.SUICIDE /1.800.273.TALK

Hispanic-Latino Community Resources

410. 222.1879 (Anne Arundel County)

 

Anne Arundel County Mental Health Services

Directory of AA County Resources
Directory of local AA County resources, information, and services to cope with mental health issues and needs: www.annearundel.md.networkofcare.org

Anne Arundel County Mental Health Agency

410.222.7858 | www.aamentalhealth.org

Omni House

410.768.6778 | www.omnihouse.org

On Our Own

410.224.0116 | http://www.onourownmd.org/about-us/local-wellness-recovery-centers

Pathways Substance and Co-Occurring Disorders

443.481.5400 | http://www.aahs.org/pathways/

 

NAMI AAC Educational & Support Programs

NAMI offers FREE education and support programs for all those affected by mental illnesses. Courses are offered by NAMI AAC with training support provided by NAMI MD.  If you are interested in one of the programs listed below, please call NAMI AAC at 443.569.3498 for more information.

NAMI Family-to-Family

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free 12-week course for family caregivers of individuals with mental illnesses. NAMI-trained family members teach the course; all materials are free for class participants. The curriculum focuses on schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, clinical depression, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and borderline personality disorder, with a new resource on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The course discusses treatment for these illnesses and teaches the knowledge and skills that family members need to cope with the challenges of living with a relative with a mental illness.  

NAMI Family Support Group

NAMI Family Support Groups are for relatives, caregivers, and others involved with individuals with mental illness. The support groups are run by local affiliates and have facilitators trained by NAMI in order to provide a structure which encourages full group participation. Support groups provide a caring atmosphere for individuals to share their common experiences and assist individuals in developing the skills for understanding and the strengths needed to cope. 

NAMI Basics

NAMI Basics is a new signature education program for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents who developed the symptoms of mental illness prior to the age of 13 years. NAMI-trained parents and caregivers teach the free six week course and all materials are free for participants. The course focuses on ADHD, ODD, CD, Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Schizophrenia, OCD and Substance Use Disorders. During the six weeks topics such as brain development, current research, treatment, resources in the community and crisis and relapse prevention are discussed. Participants that complete the course leave with the fundamentals to care for their family and children with mental illness.

 

Recommended Reading

His Bright Light by Danielle Steel
From the day he was born, Nick Traina was his mother's joy. By nineteen, he was dead. This is Danielle Steel's powerful, personal story of the son she lost and the lessons she learned during his courageous battle against darkness. Sharing tender, painful memories and Nick's remarkable journals, Steel brings us a haunting duet between a singular young man and the mother who loved him—and a harrowing portrait of a masked killer called bipolar disorder, which afflicts between two and three million Americans.

 

"I want to share the story, and the pain, the courage, the love, and what I learned in living through it. I want Nick's life to be not only a tender memory for us, but a gift to others. . . . I would like to offer people hope and the realities we lived with. I want to make a difference. My hope is that someone will be able to use what we learned, and save a life with it."—Danielle Steel

 

 

 

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