mental health

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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July 30, 2019 | Staff Writer

MCM Connects Adult Mental Health (VIDEO)

National and County Mental Health Statistics Crazy. Nuts. Psycho. Screwball. Bonkers. The words for mental illness are derogatory, negative and plentiful. Experts say that these descriptors often cause sufferers to feel the sting of shame that stops up to half of them from seeking medical attention. The stigma also stops them from talking to loved […]

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July 30, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for July 30 in Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, July 30 and we are celebrating three random holidays: International Day of Friendship, National Cheesecake Day, and National Father-in-Law Day. In the meantime, here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Night One of CNN’s Democratic Debate: The first of CNN’s two-night Democratic primary debate is tonight at 8 p.m. […]

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June 25, 2019 | Ben Palmer

Board of Education Approves Policy to Increase Mental Health Outreach

The Board of Education approved a policy in their meeting Monday to create teams to increase focus on mental health issues and behavioral threats in schools. The Student Well-Being and School Safety Policy anticipates threat assessment teams to be stationed at every school to pay close attention to behavioral incidents and initiate timely interventions and […]

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March 6, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Magruder Student Serves as Councilmember for a Day

Chloe Appel, a sophomore at Col. Zadok Magruder High School in Derwood, served as an honorary Montgomery County Councilmember Tuesday. Appel is the third student to win Councilmember Craig Rice’s annual “Councilmember for a Day” contest. The contest calls for students to submit either a video or written essay reflecting on important policy issues facing young […]

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December 11, 2017 | Staff Writer

New Center Offers Supervised Visitation, Monitored Exchanges for Families with Court Orders

A new center in Montgomery County allows families with a county court order for shared custody and child visitation to transfer a child between the residential and visiting parent free of charge. Funded by the County’s Department of Health and Human Services, The Safe Passage Center enables children to remain close to both parents regardless […]

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November 2, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Nov. 2 in Montgomery County

Here’s five things to know today, Nov. 2, in Montgomery County: 1. Mental Health Clinic for Veterans: The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic opens at Easterseals at 10:30 a.m. 2. Transportation Plans: State officials bring the Hogan administration’s road and transit plans to Montgomery County with a session in the Third Floor Council Hearing […]

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August 17, 2017 | Carrie Morris, PHR, ACC

The College Experience: What’s Personality Got to Do With It?

Try to find someone whose personality tilts entirely introverted or extroverted and Carl Jung – the Swiss psychiatrist and Go-Daddy of Personality Type Theory — would claim that such a person would be insane. The truth is, we are all a bit of both. (Not insane, mind you — rather, we all do Extroverted and Introverted […]

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May 11, 2017 | Staff Writer

State’s Attorney John McCarthy Headlines Community Forum About Mental Health and Substance Abuse Issues

Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy is the featured speaker of a community forum titled, “Challenges and Solutions to Mental Health and Substance Abuse,” that is scheduled from 6 -8 p.m. tonight at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park in Gaithersburg. According to a news release, McCarthy will discuss the decriminalization of mental health and substance […]

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May 2, 2017 | Staff Writer

Trone Foundation Donates $2.5 Million to Suburban Hospital in Bethesda

The David and June Trone Family Foundation has donated $2.5 million to Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, the hospital announced on Monday. It’s one of the largest philanthropic gifts ever received by the hospital. According to a news release from the hospital, the money will be used to support mental and behavioral health services, including addiction […]

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