the Greene Turtle
Tuesday, JUNE 12th 11am – 2am
8872 McGaw Road, Columbia
Funds for Friends – Come out for food, fun and fundraising!
Present this flyer on the date below and the Greene Turtle will donate 20% of the sale.
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.
Classes are starting in August2018
(Our programs are free of charge, just pre-register)
Peer-to-Peer Education Course: Classes starting Wednesday, August 1st to Sept. 19th from 6:30pm – 8:30 pm.
A 8-week course on the topic of recovery for any person with serious mental illness who is interested in establishing and maintaining wellness. The classes are taught by a team of two trained mentors who are themselves experienced at living well with mental illness. Each class is two hours long.
Family-to-Family Education Course: Classes starting Thursday, August 30th to November 15th from 7:30-9pm.
A 12-week course to help families arrive at a better understanding of the severe mental illnesses their relatives face. The illnesses, treatments, medications, and problems to expect are covered in depth, as well as coping strategies for family members. Instructors are trained family volunteers. The class meets once a week for 2.5 hours.
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 3p.m. Meals are prepared by local churches and organizations. For transportation concerns please contact the office at (410) 772-9300.
The next Sunday Supper is July 15, 2018*. (DATE CHANGE & LOCATION)
*NEW LOCATION: OWEN BROWN VILLAGE CENTER, SANCTUARY B,
7246 CRADLEROCK WAY, COLUMBIA
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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