mental health

November 17, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

photo of school children and school resource office in school hallway

Bill Introduced to Remove Police Officers from MCPS Schools Has Sparse Support

Councilmembers Will Jawando and Hans Riemer introduced a bill Nov. 17 to eliminate the school resource officers program and instead use the money to hire school counselors and pay for after-school activities and mental health-oriented programs. A public hearing to eliminate police officers in the school is set for Jan. 12, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. […]

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September 17, 2020 | Sydney Bullock

County to Host Virtual Forum on Mental Health and Recovery, Oct. 1

Montgomery County’s Fall 2020 Forum: “Many Pathways to Family Recovery” will be held online on Thursday, Oct. 1. Speakers will discuss the various ways to address mental health care, substance misuse treatment, and current trends on these topics. Attend our Virtual Forum: Many Pathways to Family Recovery, is on Thurs Oct 1 from 6-8PM EST.Learn […]

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July 20, 2020 | Emma Shuster

Council Invites Residents To Participate In Discussion On Impact of COVID-19 and Mental Health

The Montgomery County Council announced in a July 16 press release that all County residents are invited to take part in a virtual conversation: The Impact of COVID-19 On Mental Health. The conference will take place on Monday, July 20, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. The conversation will be led by Policy and Strategy […]

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June 26, 2020 | Emma Shuster

MCPS Hosting ‘A Courageous Conversation on the Impact of Racism on Mental Health’

Montgomery County Public Schools will host a two-part virtual event to discuss the impact of racism on mental health. The event will be held on June 30 and July 7. Both sessions will be led by Dr. Christina Conolly, director of psychological services for MCPS as well as John Landesman, a coordinator in the Equity […]

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May 1, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

It’s Mental Health Awareness Month, County DHHS Director Offers Advice for Pandemic

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and Dr. Raymond Crowel, director of the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), offers his advice on coping with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Crowel teaches residents about a specific method of relaxation and meditation called box breathing. He reminds us of two resources you can call […]

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April 6, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery County Offers Mental Health Guidance During Pandemic

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) offered guidance on supporting your mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The county said in a statement that it’s okay to be anxious, and it’s important that people try to find ways to take care of their mental health. Focus on the facts and efforts […]

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April 2, 2020 | Gaynelle Evans

Helping Neighbors at a Social Distance: Nonprofits That Need Your Help

While millions are struggling to survive the coronavirus crisis, area non-profits, life-lines for many, are struggling to stay alive as well. Now, as national resources dwindle, these local charities are needed now more than ever. Throughout this crisis, will list local non-profit organizations and their increasing need for your support, because even at a […]

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March 27, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Local Mental Health Support Hotline Sees Increase of Stress and Anxiety

Tending to our mental health well being is important during this unprecedented health crisis. The recent COVID-19 outbreak has left people wondering what is next now that life as we know it has changed drastically. Health officials say people are worrying about a variety of things from coping with social distancing to the impact the […]

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March 25, 2020 | Gaynelle Evans

How Families Can Deal With Stress During the Coronavirus Crisis

Age determines how social distancing may affect your family members during the coronavirus crisis, says Kirsten Andersen, senior director of Intervention Services for the YMCA’s Youth and Family Services. Adults, teens and children will have different reactions to the stress it causes. Here, Andersen breaks down what to look for in adults: In children, toddlers […]

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November 7, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich, County Leaders Discuss Kirwan Recommendations for MCPS

The Coalition for the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future held a School Funding and Policy Community Forum Wednesday at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring.  The forum was a space to discuss the Kirwan Commission’s education policy recommendations and what they mean for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). The Kirwan Commission, created in 2016, is […]

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