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Hoarding Study
Maryland EIP
Next to Normal
Thank you!
Did you miss out on getting a 2014 NAMI Walks t-shirt?

It's not too late! 

To receive a free t-shirt click here and let us know if you were involved with the Walk this year, or what you plan on doing next year to spread the word about Maryland's  NAMIWalks! 

 (Please be sure to include your contact information in your email to us.)

Remember NAMI Maryland in your Workplace Giving Campaign!


Donate to NAMI Maryland through your workplace giving campaign:


4186- The United Way of Central Maryland

80114- CFC of the Chesapeake Bay Area and National Capital Area.

4900- Combined Charity Campaign for Baltimore City

4900- Maryland Charity Campaign

NAMI Maryland needs your help!

NAMI Maryland needs volunteers to help get the word out about changes in health care insurance.

We are asking for dedicated people to help distribute informational flyers about his vital issue.

If you are interested in assisting, please CLICK HERE and tell us who you can reach with this important information about health care.

Thank you!

Dear Friend,

We wanted to pass on news and events from around Maryland that may be of interest to you.
Do you or a family member have 
too much STUFF!?
  • Have you or a family member ever suffered from difficulties with clutter or hoarding?
  • If yes, you may be eligible for a family treatment study  at Towson University 
  • Earn up to $105 and get free help!!! 

     For more information about our study, please contact Dr. Gregory Chasson at (410) 704-3261 or Visit us online at


What is early intervention?

It's important to have early identification, evaluation and treatment of adolescents and adults who have started experiencing certain troubling thoughts and or feelings, or exhibiting changes in behavior, such as:
  • Hearing and seeing things others do not see or hear; 
  • Having unusual thoughts or beliefs that appear as strange to themselves or others; 
  • Feeling fearful or suspicious of others, sometimes including those they usually trust.
There are new programs available to help in Maryland.  The Maryland Early Intervention Program (Maryland EIP) has useful resources for individuals, families and providers.  Such resources and more can be found HERE.  

Additionally, new trainings are available for those who work with youth and adults who are at risk for, or experiencing these signs of early psychosis.  Providers can view training modules, download informative resources materials, view video tips from experts and explore related links to other organizations and programs.  They can be found HERE.
There's only 1 week left to see

Next to Normal


at Center Stage in Baltimore, the show that brings mental illness 
to the forefront. 


A special discount of 20% tickets is being offered to NAMI. Enter 15N2NNAMI when buying tickets.


For tickets, click here. Or call the Box Office at 410-332-0033.


Life behind the white picket fence is far from simple for the Goodman family. Compared with her perfect brother, daughter Natalie is facing growing pains; her father, Dan, has grown tired and distant; and at the center of it all, wife and mother, Diana, armed with a regimen of prescription pills, is fighting an uphill battle with grief.  But as memories begin to take their toll on Diana's condition, decisions are made that will push their familial bonds to the breaking point.  Set to a rock score both thrilling and poignant, with a powerhouse lead at its core,
Next to Normal is the must-see musical of the year that will leave you breathless.  


Special post-show discussions with mental health professionals will be offered after the following performances:


Tuesday, Nov. 11: "Ask the Doctor" with Mark Komrad, PhD. (8 pm show)

Mark is a psychiatrist on the teaching staff of Sheppard Pratt, University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins who speak around the country about how movies and plays present mental illness, its treatments and its treaters. He is a frequently consulted as a mental health expert for shows such as Dan Rodricks "MidDay on the Mind" on WYPR, among others.

Thursday, Nov. 13: Women and Mental Health with special guest Kim Burton (7 pm show)

This talk is hosted by the Mental Health Association of Maryland, and will revolve around issues particular to women and mental health.


The show closes November 16, so don't miss your chance to catch this moving family drama while you can.

Thank you to all our sponsors who helped make the 2014 NAMI Maryland Annual Conference a huge success!

Platinum Sponsor - $7,500

Gold Sponsor - $5,000
Otsuka, Lundbeck, Astra Zeneca

Emerald Sponsor - $3,000
Sheppard Pratt Health System, Lilly

Silver Sponsor - $1,000
Genentech, Sunovion, BHS Baltimore, Division of Rehabilitation Services, Janssen Pharmaceuticals

Bronze Sponsor - $500
Hudson Health Services, University of Maryland, Department of Psychiatry, Maryland Association of Core Service Agencies
University of Maryland, Upper Chesapeake Health, People Encouraging People, Improve Your IT

Copper Sponsor - $250
B'More Clubhouse, Baltimore County Department of Social Services, Janssen Pharmaceutical, Kennedy-Krieger Institute
Maryland Addiction Professional Certification Board, Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling, Maryland Mental Health Employment Network, Maryland Peer Advisory Council, Mental Health Association of Maryland, mdlogix, Inc., PLAN of Maryland-DC, Inc.
ServiceMaster of Baltimore, The Affiliated Sante Group-Baltimore County Crisis Response System
Thank you!

NAMI Maryland
telephone: 410-884-8691