Monthly Spotlight - Mental Health
May is Mental Health Month
Did you know 1 in 6 adults in America experience a mental illness? According to the National Institute of Mental Health, nearly 60% of adults and nearly 50% of youth age 8-15 with a mental illness didn't receive mental health services in the previous year.
16 million adults in the U.S. live with major depression. Everyone should be aware of the signs and symptons of depression:
Click here for more information on signs and symtoms of depression.
There are resources available.
- National Suicide and Prevention Lifeline @ 800-273-8255
- CareFirst Assist @ 800-245-7013
- Employee Assistance Program through BHS @ 800-327-2251
For more information click the links below.
If you are a caregiver in need of in-home assistance with a homebound elderly adult or disabled citizen, you can contact the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities at 410-222-4339/4377. If you are interested in training to be a self-employed caregiver, you may also contact this phone number.
Sign up for free tobacco cessation classes at Anne Arundel Medical Center. Call 1-443-481-4000 or 1-800-MD-NURSE for more information and to register. These are seven week sessions and free smoking cessation medication is dispensed.
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. View classes and events, then click on “Fitness” to register, or 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