“Designer Bag Bingo”
Friday – October 26, 2018 @ 7:00 p.m.
(Doors open at 6pm)
*$20.00 in advance, $25.00 at door
*Purchase tickets by October 19th and be entered into a drawing for a $100 Target gift card.
SPECIALS GAMES * DOOR PRIZES * RAFFLES * FOOD
The Lodge 832 Nine Mile Circle, Catonsville, MD 21228
(off Frederick Road just outside of old Ellicott City)
Mental Illness Awareness Week
October 7 – 13, 2018
To commemorate Mental Illness Awareness Week NAMI Howard County presents…
In Our Own Voice: Living with a Mental Health Condition
“As for me, you must know I shouldn’t precisely have chosen madness if there had been any choice.
What consoles me is that I am beginning to consider madness as an illness like any other, and that I
accept it as such.”
– Vincent Van Gogh, 1889, In a letter to his brother Theo
Thursday, October 11, 2018
7:00 – 8:30 pm
Owen Brown Interfaith Center, Sanctuary B
7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD 21045
In Our Own Voice: Living with a Mental Health Condition.. The presentation is given by persons who are role models for hope and resiliency. In Our Own Voice is an interactive program that will enrich your understanding of how people with serious disorders cope with the reality of their illness while recovering and reclaiming productive lives.
The presentation uses a combination of video, personal testimony, and discussion to cover several issues faced by people dealing with a mental health condition.
Light refreshments will be served!
This event is free and open to the public!
People have been gathering for our Sunday Suppers program since 1982. Sunday Suppers is a social gathering for adults living with mental illness. The event is monthly on Sundays begins at 3 p.m. Meals are prepared by local churches and organizations. For transportation concerns please contact the office at (410) 772-9300. Florence Bain Senior Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia, 21044
The next Sunday Supper is OCTOBER 21, 2018.
Resources from the July Education Forum: Affordable Housing
UPCOMING: Mental Health First Aid Classes & Suicide Intervention Programs
The Howard County Local Health Improvement Coalition (HCLHIC) is working to increase participation in evidence-based mental health and suicide prevention education and stigma reduction programs by 20% in order to reduce emergency department visits related to mental health conditions and decrease suicide rates in Howard County. HCLHIC partner organizations including: Howard County General Hospital, Grassroots Crisis Intervention, Humanim and the Mental Health Association of Maryland are collaborating to make these programs accessible to the community.
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Police expand voluntary “flagging” program for calls to 911
Howard County police are expanding a program in which residents can voluntarily “flag” their address in the 911 system to make police aware of a family member with a disability. The program began through a partnership with autism advocates in 2012, but has expanded to include other information residents believe would be relevant to a police response, if 911 is ever called.
- Intellectual, developmental or degenerative disabilities
- Physical disabilities
- Mental health diagnoses
- Other behavior that may affect police response