August 2015
NIMH Partnership

NAMI Maryland has been named a 2015 Outreach Partner with the National Institute of Mental Health.  

CLICK HERE to learn more about the partnership.

CLICK HERE for a list of NIMH publications and resources.  

Are you looking for a clinical trial?  CLICK HERE for more information and to find one.  
FREE Course on Living Well with Mental Illness
Veterans and Service Members Welcome!
NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a free, 10-session course for adults living with mental illness.
NAMI Peer-to-Peer provides an educational setting focused on recovery that offers respect,understanding, encouragement and hope.

These 2 new courses are taught by both a civilian and a veteran.

Cecil County:
Thursday, September 17th
On Our Own of Cecil County, Elkton, MD
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
To register call: 410-884-8691 
Harford County:
Thursday, September 17th
New Day Wellness & Recovery Center, Aberdeen, MD
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
To register call: 410-884-8691 
Web Conference:  Responding to Suicide Clusters on College Campuses

August 20, 2015 | 1:30-5 p.m. Eastern Time

March for Dignity and Change, Washington, DC 
Mary Giliberti, J.D., Executive Director, NAMI

On August 24th, a march for dignity and change in mental health is taking place in Washington, DC. The purpose of the march is to bring stakeholders in the mental health community together around the common goals of ending prejudice and discrimination towards people with mental illness and urging more humane responses to people with mental illness in their communities. Although NAMI was not involved in planning this march, we support its goals and therefore have added our name to the list of supporting organizations.

Click HERE to read the full article and find out how you can get involved.

for parents/caregivers who are caring for or have cared for a child under age 26 with a substance use problem.

The Maryland Coalition of Families for Children's Mental Health (MCF) is hosting a series of focus groups for parents/caregivers of children, adolescents, and young adults with substance use problems. Share your family's experiences, concerns, and suggestions for improving care for children, adolescents, and young adults with substance use needs.

A $40 stipend will be provided to one parent/caregiver per family for participating in the focus group.

Focus groups will be held in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, the Eastern Shore, Frederick County, Harford County, Howard County, and Montgomery County.

Please click HERE for dates and locations.

Register now for the NAMI Maryland Annual Conference!

October 16-17, 2015
The Conference Center at Sheppard-Pratt
Towson, MD 

More than 30 workshops and plenaries will include practical, skill-building sessions tailored for specific audiences including mental health and health providers, criminal justice and social services professionals, and individuals with mental illness and their family members. 
Throughout the 2-day program, workshops will be offered on such topics as accessing benefits; treatments for specific disorders, criminal justice and mental illness, advocacy training and issues, and more!  

More information about pricing and registration can be found on the conference website!