MARCH 2016

MAY 21, 2016

2016 NAMIWalks Maryland

Honorary Chairs Senator Ben Cardin and Myrna Edelman Cardin

West Shore Park, Inner Harbor, Baltimore

Register as an individual, team or virtual walker now at

Click HERE for an event flyer.

Thank you to our growing list of sponsors!

Sheppard Pratt Health System
University of Maryland Medical System
Takeda Lundbeck
Improve Your IT
Help in the Home, LLC
Suburban Hospital
Howard County General Hospital
Walmart Store #3720 (Arbutus)
Family Service Foundation, INc.
Alliance, Inc.
Calvary Baptist Church
The Fillmore Group
Sky Zone Columbia
AMC Theaters

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

Tuerk Conference on Mental Health and Addiction Treatment

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Baltimore Convention Center

Join the premiere conference for providers, administrators, counselors and advocates to learn the latest information on events and changes that will affect them.  

For a full brochure and to register, visit
"Meet the Scientist" Webinar on Adolescents and Bipolar Disorder

The Brain and Behavior Research Foundation is pleased to announce this month's webinar hosted by President and CEO, Jeffrey Borenstein, featuring Dr. David J. Miklowitz, Professor of Psychiatry in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the UCLA Semel Institute, as he presents "Adolescents With Bipolar Disorder: Tips on Coping for Families."

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
2:00pm-3:00pm EST

NAMI Prince Georges's County is offering its NAMI Homefront Education Program for six consecutive weeks from April 6-May 11, 2016.  The class will be held on Wednesdays form 7:00pm to 9:30pm at the NAMI Prince George's County office in New Carrollton, MD.  

To register, please call (301) 429-0970 or send an email to

NAMI Homefront is a free, six-session education program for family, friends and significant others of military service members and veterants with mental health conditions.

On February 25, 2016, NAMI Maryland held our annual Advocacy Day in Annapolis. Advocacy Day is our opportunity to gather and celebrate recovery, honor those who are living with mental illness, combat stigma, and promote awareness and advocate for others. Almost 100 NAMI Maryland members and supporters traveled to Annapolis to meet with their elected officials. 


NAMI Maryland is very excited to welcome on board the newest member to our family, Jessica Wong.  Jessica joined the NAMI Maryland staff in February as the Programs and Trainings Coordinator. She will lead the coordination of statewide and regional trainings for individuals to deliver NAMI Programs at the grassroots level. Jessica will work with NAMI Maryland staff and local affiliate and programs leaders on program planning and outreach. She is thrilled to join the NAMI Maryland team and is looking forward to working closely with each affiliate.


  • Are you a team captain who wants to learn how to motivate your team and increase your fundraising efforts?  
  • Are you someone who is interested in participating in the 2015 NAMIWalks Maryland?  
  • Are you someone who wants to learn more about NAMIWalks?  
  • Do you want to meet other successful walkers and team captains?
If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then register today for the 2016 NAMIWalks Maryland "NAMI Hour" Networking Kickoff! 

March 30
Kelsey's Restaurant
8480 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City
5:30pm to 7:30pm

Join us for this community event on March 30 to learn how you can be the best team captain you can be.

There is no charge for this event, but space is limited.

Click the below image to register.  CLICK HERE to print out the invitation.  

For more information, contact Ilisa Oman at

SAMHSA-Sponsored Webinar: What are your rights in the workplace?

Are employment and recovery related? What is the Americans with Disabilities Act? What are your rights in the workplace? 

Join national experts, Claudia Center of the ACLU and Lou Orlsene of the Job Accommodations Network to hear the answers to these questions and more. Plus, they'll give you a peak into how the process of requesting workplace accommodations works on this important webinar. 
Date: Thursday, March 10, 2016
Time: 3 p.m. Eastern time (2 pm CT, 1 pm MT, 12 pm PT)
Claudia Center, JDSenior Staff Attorney for the National ACLU Foundation Disability Rights Program. She has litigated cases that secure workplace accommodations and increase protections for workers with disabilities. Her special focus has been on employment rights for persons with mental health conditions.

Lou Orslene:
 Co-Director of the Job Accommodation Network's (JAN), the premier national resource for free, expert and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment. Lou's presentations are informed by 25 years in the field of disability employment.

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