November 2015

Save the Date!

MAY 21, 2016

2016 NAMIWalks Maryland

West Shore Park, Inner Harbor, Baltimore

Stay tuned for more information on how to register and get involved.

Sponsorship opportunities are available.  Click HERE for a sponsorship brochure.

Click HERE for an event flyer.

Join NIH Depression Research Studies

Does depression impede your daily life? Are you currently feeling sad and hopeless, experiencing worthlessness and guilt, and have a lack of interest in everyday activities you once enjoyed? NIH studies are investigating the brain and experimental medications (such as ketamine and diazoxide) to rapidly reduce depressive symptoms.  

Research includes: depressed adults ages 18 to 70, outpatient visits or inpatient stays of up to 12 weeks at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, MD.  Call 1-877-MIND-NIH

CLICK HERE for more information about joining the study.
The Johns Hopkins Mood Disorders Center
with the National Network of 
Depression Centers 
Psychiatry and the Arts Series
present a film preview event
A feature film by Paul Dalio
December 14, 2015  |  7:00 PM
The Charles Theatre
1711 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201
The screening of the film will be followed by a question-and-answer session with filmmaker
Paul Dalio as well as experts from the Johns Hopkins Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Director J. Raymond DePaulo, Jr., M.D. and author and teacher Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D.

The event is free but RSVP to is requested.

Please consider donating to NAMI Maryland as we enter this season of giving!

Today, NAMI is a leader in the fight to improve services and policy to benefit those struggling with mental illness. To continue the work, we need your financial support!  

At NAMI Maryland,  we understand what individuals and families living with mental illness are going through, because we've been there ourselves. We know that education and support changes lives and gives people hope.  Because of the support of people like you, NAMI Maryland is a state leader in community education and advocacy. We educate government, community, faith and business decision makers about the issues that affect us all. We empower people to help others every day. We train the individuals providing NAMI signature programs in your community and must train many more to meet the need.

Help us meet our goal of $35,000!  Your tax-deductible donation to NAMI Maryland changes lives.  

Our work also depends so much on other people hearing about us.  Please forward this email to organizations and individuals who would be interested in helping NAMI Maryland combat stigma, support families and individuals and advocate for treatment, services and community support.

Thank you for partnering with us!


Health Insurance Open Enrollment
Began November 1, 2015

Enroll at Maryland Health Connection
People with health insurance coverage live longer, healthier, and happier lives. Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the launch of Maryland's insurance market place, Maryland Health Connections, more Marylander's than ever before are receiving high quality, low cost private health insurance. In fact, according to recent Gallop poll, the uninsured rate in Maryland has dropped from 12.9% in 2013 to 7.8% in 2014. 
Maryland Health Connection provides in-person and phone enrollment assistance to help individuals learn about, apply for and enroll in appropriate health insurance products, including Medicaid eligibility, the Maryland Children's Health Program, and subsidized and non-subsidized qualified health plans.  They also have enrollment events across the state. 

Click HERE to read the full article for more information on eligibility, how to enroll and useful health insurance resources.  

Please click HERE to download a copy of NAMI Maryland's 2015 Health Insurance Enrollment Flyer. You can distribute this important resource, for instance at your local library or place of worship. Please contact, 410-884-8691, for any questions you may have about the Health Insurance flyer.  

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