ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Governor Larry Hogan and Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford declared Could 2021 as Psychological Well being Consciousness Month in Maryland.
The proclamation was offered by the Lt. Governor throughout a gathering of the Fee to Research Psychological and Behavioral Well being in Maryland.
“One in all our key priorities is offering assets and assist to Marylanders dealing with psychological well being challenges,” mentioned Governor Hogan. “It’s our duty and responsibility to acknowledge how integral optimistic psychological well being is to our success as people, as a state, and our nation. In the event you or anybody you recognize is struggling, I encourage you to please take step one and attain out for assist.”
Lt. Gov. Rutherford highlighted the necessity to improve the acceptance and understanding surrounding psychological and behavioral well being points.
“The Hogan-Rutherford administration is dedicated to growing entry to essential psychological well being assets for all Marylanders whereas lowering boundaries to therapy like affordability and accessibility,” mentioned Lt. Governor Rutherford. “Working collaboratively with our native, state, and federal companions will enhance security, high quality of life and well being outcomes for these Marylanders and their households.”
Maryland was lately ranked among the many high 10 states with a decrease prevalence of psychological sickness and better charges of entry to care by Psychological Well being America. Maryland has various assets obtainable for these searching for steel well being data together with 211.
Moreover, Maryland has partnered with the Behavioral Well being Administration to launch MD Thoughts Well being. Marylanders can textual content “MD Thoughts Well being” to 898-211 to enroll and obtain encouragement, reminders and assets for preventing isolation and staying related.
BHA additionally launched “Operation Roll Name.” This program will provide common check-in calls and assist veterans. BHA will assist cellular disaster providers and stand-alone walk-in disaster providers for the therapy of group psychological well being and substance use problems.
The Maryland Division of Well being has launched a number of totally different packages addressing psychological well being throughout the coronavirus pandemic and past. The CovidCONNECT web site helps Marylanders impacted by COVID-19 by offering a central location for people to search out psychological well being assets, bi-weekly webinars and digital assist teams.
Final week, Governor Hogan introduced the launch of “Undertaking Bounce Again,” a $25 million public-private partnership to assist strategic psychological well being providers, develop youth growth packages, deal with Hostile Childhood Expertise (ACEs) and develop revolutionary, data-driven digital options to construct resilience.