NAMI Maryland

In This Issue
NAMI Maryland Accomplishments
Advocacy Update
Health Insurance Webinar
Maryland Caregivers Support Coordinating Council
Please support NAMI Maryland this holiday season

As 2014 comes to a close, please consider NAMI Maryland in your holiday giving plans.  

$50 allows us to answer 1 "warm line" call for help and resources.


$100 helps us fund an advocacy action alert to more than 13,000 people and organizations who forward to others.


$250 helps us print and deliver 500 brochures to a local NAMI affiliate to help extend their reach into the community.


$500 helps us provide materials and training for one NAMI Homefront course reaching military and veteran families.


$1000 helps us provide resources for specific audiences such as law enforcement, faith groups, educators and mental health staff.


NAMIWalks 2015

May 16, 2015
Inner Harbor, Baltimore

NAMI Homefront
NAMI Homefront is the newest educational course for family, caregivers and friends of military Service Members and Veterans living with mental illness

We are scheduling NAMI Homefront courses to start in select areas in Maryland in 2015!  If you are interested in helping to spread the word about upcoming courses, or are interested in registering to attend, please email us at!

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

Dear Friend,

We wanted to pass on news and events from around Maryland that may be of interest to you.


2014 was a productive year for NAMI Maryland.  Because of all the help of our staff and volunteers, and the support of our members, we were able to continue reaching out ito educate, advocate and improve mental health and related services throughout the state.


NAMI Maryland is a strong voice on mental illness, carrying out ongoing advocacy for a public policy agenda to improve mental health services throughout the state, reduce the stigma associated with mental illness, and support effective treatment and recovery programs.

We remained very active in 2014 in our advocacy efforts around Maryland and in the state legislature.


Are you interested in learning how to best use your health insurance to achieve health and wellness? Are you choosing a new health insurance plan during Open Enrollment?


NAMI Maryland will host a webinar, presented by the Mental Health Association of Maryland and the Maryland Women's Coalition for Health Care Reform, on Thursday, December 11th at 4:30 pm. This webinar will focus on the importance of health literacy and what that means for consumers - both in terms of selecting a plan and then getting the coverage they need.  Participants will gain an understanding of:

  • General health literacy concepts and how those are important in selecting a plan that best fits their needs. 
  • How to use their new coverage to get the care they need; and
  • How Maryland's new health reform initiatives affect them and how they can engage in the process.

CLICK HERE to register for the webinar.  

Maryland Caregivers Support Coordinating Council


The Maryland Caregivers Support Coordinating Council (MCSCC) is seeking family caregivers to complete an anonymous online survey. They are supported by Maryland AARP and multiple organizations.


A family caregiver is someone who helps an adult or a child with a disability with personal care, household chores, money management, arranging for outside service arrangements or visiting regularly to see how they are doing. The survey should take approximately 20 minutes or less, and will ask questions about the care you provide to your loved one, how caregiving has impacted your life, and your needs as a family caregiver.


The results of this survey will be used by the MCSCC and the Caregiver Resource Center at MAC INC. to inform State offices, agencies, community groups, our Governor, the Maryland General assembly, and family caregivers like you. Your advice on the needs of family caregivers and the best ways to meet those needs is necessary. Participation is voluntary.  The survey found on the following link:

Thank you!

NAMI Maryland
telephone: 410-884-8691