Monthly Spotlight - Mental Health Awareness
May is Mental Health Awareness Month
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the mental health of people of all ages. Now, more than ever, it is critical to reduce the stigma around mental health issues. The stigma prevents those affected from seeking help.
Click on the links below for helpful information about Mental Health Awareness.
- You Are Not Alone - National Alliance on Mental Health
- CareFirst Newsletter - Mental Health Awareness
- Education and Awareness - National Institute of Mental Health
- Data and Statistics on Children's Mental Health - CDC.gov
May 7, 2021 is "Wear Green Day" in support of Mental Health Awareness Month. Wear your green and get outside and do one thing to improve your mental health. Take a walk in the park, ride your bike, or lay on a blanket and look at the clouds. Do what makes you feel good!
If you are a caregiver in need of in-home assistance with a homebound elderly adult or disabled citizen, or you are interested in training to be a self-employed caregiver, contact the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities at 410-222-4257.
Classes at Anne Arundel Medical Center are temporarily suspended. Call 1-443-481-4000 or 1-800-MD-NURSE for more information. These are seven week sessions and free smoking cessation medication is dispensed.
Coaching is also available through BHS, AACPS Employee Assistance Program. Call 800-327-2251 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also schedule a telephonic or video appointment at BHS Coach.
Local Fitness Centers - View Employee Discounts
Anne Arundel Medical Center, is a partner in AACPS’ wellness initiative and offers AACPS employees the same discounts for their exercise classes that their own employees enjoy. Classes are temporarily suspended. Call askAAMC at (443) 481-5555 for more information. For your information, Anne Arundel Medical Center is located at 2001 Medical Parkway, off Jennifer Road (near the Annapolis Mall).
The Anne Arundel County Department of Health’s Learn to Live program encourages County residents to reduce their risk of cancer and other serious illnesses by making healthy lifestyle choices. Materials are available for all ages to help you and your family live a healthier life www.learntolivehealthy.org