Harford County Office of Drug Control Policy

Harford County Office of Drug Control Policy Promote and provide prevention services through strategies utilizing the resources of public/private agencies and citizens.
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05/29/2020
www.harfordcountymd.gov

As we come to the end of Mental Health Awareness Month, remember there are many resources available to you! Visit the Office on Mental Health Core Service Agency of Harford County website for a comprehensive list of support services.

http://harfordmentalhealth.org/
http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/DocumentCenter/View/12038/Resource-Guide---online-version

More tips and tools available at https://www.harfordcountymd.gov/449/Office-of-Drug-Control-Policy

If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction or a mental health issue, call now.
1-800-NEXT-STEP
(or locally 410-874-0711)

#HarfordMentalHealth

Ashley Addiction Treatment
05/28/2020

Ashley Addiction Treatment

Don't miss the opportunity to find your virtual support group! We will continue offering these groups each week to help those navigating recovery stay connected. Please notice that we have moved our Caregiver Support Group meetings from Wednesday evenings to Sundays at 1:00 pm. To register visit:
Alumni Meetings: https://www.ashleytreatment.org/recovery-support/
Parent & Family Connection Meetings: https://www.ashleytreatment.org/recovery-support/parent-family-connection-2/
Caregiver Support Group Meetings: https://www.ashleytreatment.org/caregivers/
#EverythingforRecovery #virtualsupport

Want to take your Mental Health knowledge a step further? Consider becoming a certified Mental Health Aider to help othe...
05/28/2020
Office of Drug Control Policy | Harford County, MD

Want to take your Mental Health knowledge a step further? Consider becoming a certified Mental Health Aider to help others who may be struggling. For more information contact the Harford County Office of Drug Control Policy at 410- 638-3333.

http://harfordcountymd.gov/449/Office-of-Drug-Control-Policy

More tips and tools available at https://www.harfordcountymd.gov/449/Office-of-Drug-Control-Policy

If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction or a mental health issue, call now.
1-800-NEXT-STEP
(or locally 410-874-0711)

#HarfordMentalHealth

The mission of the Office of Drug Control Policy is to promote and provide prevention services through strategies utilizing the resources of public/private agencies and citizens.

05/27/2020
Brené Brown on Empathy

Many people are unsure of how to help comfort or support someone struggling with mental illness. Brene Brown, a social worker, professor, lecturer, author, and podcast host, shares how to ease their pain by showing empathy NOT sympathy in this entertaining animated short.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Evwgu369Jw

More tips and tools available at https://www.harfordcountymd.gov/449/Office-of-Drug-Control-Policy

If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction or a mental health issue, call now.
1-800-NEXT-STEP
(or locally 410-874-0711)

#HarfordMentalHealth

What is the best way to ease someone's pain and suffering? In this beautifully animated RSA Short, Dr Brené Brown reminds us that we can only create a genuin...

Suicide does not discriminate. Know the signs, symptoms, and risk factors that could be potential warning signals. https...
05/26/2020
NIMH » Suicide Prevention

Suicide does not discriminate. Know the signs, symptoms, and risk factors that could be potential warning signals.

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/suicide-prevention/index.shtml

More tips and tools available at https://www.harfordcountymd.gov/449/Office-of-Drug-Control-Policy

If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction or a mental health issue, call now.
1-800-NEXT-STEP
(or locally 410-874-0711)

#HarfordMentalHealth

NIMH Information on Suicide Prevention

Ashley Addiction Treatment
05/26/2020

Ashley Addiction Treatment

Meditation is the practice of focusing our mind for a specific period of time. Although there are many different forms of meditation, the ultimate goal is a feeling of relaxation and inner peace, which will improve mental health. Choose your favorite form of meditation and practice daily to start to see these eight benefits of this practice. #meditationpractice #mindfulness #mentalhealthawarenessmonth

05/25/2020
9 Ways to Fight Mental Health Stigma | NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness

Stigma is one of the biggest challenges facing the mental health community. What can YOU do to fight against mental health stigma and save lives? Learn more here: https://www.nami.org/blogs/nami-blog/october-2017/9-ways-to-fight-mental-health-stigma

More tips and tools available at https://www.harfordcountymd.gov/449/Office-of-Drug-Control-Policy

If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction or a mental health issue, call now.
1-800-NEXT-STEP
(or locally 410-874-0711)

#HarfordMentalHealth

Every day, in every possible way, we need to stand up to stigma. If you’re not sure how, here are some ways our Facebook community responded to the question: “How do you fight stigma?”

Harford County Health Department
05/24/2020

Harford County Health Department

A number of digital resources offer diverse online support to individuals seeking connection and engagement during times of social distancing. You can access the resources here: http://ow.ly/xKXw50zGxBi

Don’t let Covid 19 interrupt your recovery. While “in-person” support groups may be suspended, many resources are availa...
05/22/2020
Mental Health Resources | Harford County, MD

Don’t let Covid 19 interrupt your recovery. While “in-person” support groups may be suspended, many resources are available online or by phone. Visit www.harfordcountymd.gov/2513/Mental-Health-Resources for a list of digital support tools or call 1-800-Next-Step to speak to a caring professional 24 hours a day.

More tips and tools available at https://www.harfordcountymd.gov/449/Office-of-Drug-Control-Policy

#HarfordMentalHealth

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COVID 19 is compounding mental health problems for many seniors, especially those already struggling with depression, an...
05/21/2020
Support for Older Adults & Cargivers | Coronavirus | MHAMD

COVID 19 is compounding mental health problems for many seniors, especially those already struggling with depression, anxiety, chronic pain, and/or reduced mobility. Coping strategies and resources for seniors and their caregivers are available at https://www.harfordcountymd.gov/651/Office-on-Aging and https://www.mhamd.org/coronavirus/older-adult-resources/

More tips and tools available at https://www.harfordcountymd.gov/449/Office-of-Drug-Control-Policy

If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction or a mental health issue, call now.
1-800-NEXT-STEP
(or locally 410-874-0711)

#HarfordMentalHealth

Older adults are at greater risk of developing a life-threatening case of COVID-19, which may result in increased stress & anxiety. Go here for resources.

05/20/2020
Harford County Government

Harford County Government

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Alcohol and drugs are often used to self-medicate the symptoms of mental health problems. Some studies suggest that more...
05/20/2020
Part 1: The Connection Between Substance Use Disorders and Mental Illness

Alcohol and drugs are often used to self-medicate the symptoms of mental health problems. Some studies suggest that more than 50% of individuals that experience mental illness will develop a substance use disorder. Learn more about this dangerous correlation here:

https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/common-comorbidities-substance-use-disorders/part-1-connection-between-substance-use-disorders-mental-illness

More tips and tools available at https://www.harfordcountymd.gov/449/Office-of-Drug-Control-Policy

If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction or a mental health issue, call now.
1-800-NEXT-STEP
(or locally 410-874-0711)

#HarfordMentalHealth

Many individuals who develop substance use disorders (SUD) are also diagnosed with mental disorders, and vice versa. Multiple national population surveys have found that about half of those who experience a mental illness during their lives will also experience a substance use disorder and vice vers...

Pandemic Parenting means additional roles for parents and guardians as they tackle distance learning, teleworking, physi...
05/19/2020
Age-Based Tips to Help Juggle Parenting & Working at Home During COVID-19

Pandemic Parenting means additional roles for parents and guardians as they tackle distance learning, teleworking, physical distancing, and other stressors. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers parents and guardians this advice https://healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/chest-lungs/Pages/Tips-to-Juggle-Parenting-and-Working-at-Home-COVID-19.aspx

More tips and tools available at https://www.harfordcountymd.gov/449/Office-of-Drug-Control-Policy

If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction or a mental health issue, call now.
1-800-NEXT-STEP
(or locally 410-874-0711)

#HarfordMentalHealth

Working from home when you have kids can be challenging. Here is an age-by-age guide to help you stay productive, avoid frustration, and keep your family moving forward during the COVID19 pandemic.

05/18/2020
pages.thenationalcouncil.org

According to a study published by the American Medical Association about health care workers attending to COVID-19 patients more than 70% reported psychological distress, 50% reported symptoms of depression and anxiety, and 34% experienced insomnia. The National Council for Behavioral Health offers these self-care tips for Health Care Workers.

https://pages.thenationalcouncil.org/rs/773-MJF-379/images/041320_MHFA_SelfCareTipsHealthCareWorkers_OnePager_v2.pdf?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTW1NMk5UZzJZVGMxTVRrdyIsInQiOiJSV0R1M0xxYVJ0VTJwMWlhSmttY0RYSTc1ZW5ZOWF0THpic2hVdHFUUm03Vkd6MVwvVWxUNTdZdml4UVM0N3RPWTZCZ05XVkEzRUFsZ0tuKzJvVWlLK2xVQzJ5eWwwT21pT21xSElHVjlpc1hMbkdvYjhSV015c1Fsc1pneVlPYnYifQ%3D%3D

More tips and tools available at https://www.harfordcountymd.gov/449/Office-of-Drug-Control-Policy

If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction or a mental health issue, call now.
1-800-NEXT-STEP
(or locally 410-874-0711)

#HarfordMentalHealth

Americans are spending more time online than ever before. Over the last 60 days Facebook use has increased 27%, Netflix ...
05/15/2020
Social Media and Mental Health

Americans are spending more time online than ever before. Over the last 60 days Facebook use has increased 27%, Netflix 16% and Youtube 15.3%. What impacts will this increase in social media have on our mental health? Visit https://www.helpguide.org/articles/mental-health/social-media-and-mental-health.htm to learn more.

More tips and tools available at https://www.harfordcountymd.gov/449/Office-of-Drug-Control-Policy

If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction or a mental health issue, call now.
1-800-NEXT-STEP
(or locally 410-874-0711)

#HarfordMentalHealth

While many of us enjoy staying connected on social media, excessive use can fuel feelings of anxiety, depression, isolation, and FOMO. Here’s how to modify your habits and improve your mood.

05/14/2020
How to Support a Loved One's Mental Health | NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness

It can be challenging to support a friend or family member when they are experiencing mental health symptoms. How can you support them? Visit (link) to learn more

https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/May-2015/How-to-Support-a-Loved-One-s-Mental-Health

More tips and tools available at https://www.harfordcountymd.gov/449/Office-of-Drug-Control-Policy

If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction or a mental health issue, call now.
1-800-NEXT-STEP
(or locally 410-874-0711)

#HarfordMentalHealth

When someone you love is struggling with their mental health, you may feel powerless to help. Use these tips to support your loved one and yourself.

Parents, guardians, and children may feel overwhelmed by the pandemic. Children’s Mental Health Matters has put together...
05/13/2020
Mental Health Mondays - Children's Mental Health Matters

Parents, guardians, and children may feel overwhelmed by the pandemic. Children’s Mental Health Matters has put together resources for parents, children, and educators, offering weekly tips and activities to help support family mental health.

https://www.childrensmentalhealthmatters.org/resources/mentalhealthmondays/

More tips and tools available at https://www.harfordcountymd.gov/449/Office-of-Drug-Control-Policy

If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction or a mental health issue, call now.
1-800-NEXT-STEP
(or locally 410-874-0711)

#HarfordMentalHealth

In an effort to support children during this unprecedented time of crisis, we are offering weekly resources and activities to help support children’s mental health. Check back weekly, on Mondays for new resources! Be sure to visit our website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts or you can s...

Individuals who suffer from symptoms of a mental health disorder may be feeling more severe effects during the COVID-19 ...
05/12/2020
Living with Mental Illness during COVID-19 Outbreak– Preparing for your wellness

Individuals who suffer from symptoms of a mental health disorder may be feeling more severe effects during the COVID-19 pandemic. Data from NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Health) states 1 in 5 adults have experienced mental illness.

Seclusion, worry, job loss, and stress can exacerbate anxiety and depression. For suggestions on how to live with mental health challenges during COVID-19, visit the Mental Health America: https://mhanational.org/living-mental-illness-during-covid-19-outbreak-preparing-your-wellness

More tips and tools available at https://www.harfordcountymd.gov/449/Office-of-Drug-Control-Policy

If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction or a mental health issue, call now.
1-800-NEXT-STEP
(or locally 410-874-0711)

#HarfordMentalHealth

Just as individuals with pre-existing physical illness are more likely to get physically ill from the coronavirus, people whose mental health is compromised are at greater risk of experiencing worsening mental illness as a result of the coronavirus – no matter what their mental illness may be.

Here’s something to tweet about: The 2020 Census helps secure a fair allocation of federal funding in Harford County for...
05/11/2020

Here’s something to tweet about: The 2020 Census helps secure a fair allocation of federal funding in Harford County for job training, business loans transportation & more. - Fill out the 2020 Census today at www.2020Census.gov

In a recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll, nearly half of adults in the US reported their mental health has been negativ...
05/11/2020
Coping with Stress During the Coronavirus Pandemic | MHAMD

In a recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll, nearly half of adults in the US reported their mental health has been negatively impacted by COVID-19. If you or someone you care about is struggling with stress or anxiety related to the virus, visit the Mental Health Association of Maryland webpage for information and resources.

https://www.mhamd.org/coronavirus/coping-with-stress-and-anxiety/

More tips and tools available at https://www.harfordcountymd.gov/449/Office-of-Drug-Control-Policy

If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction or a mental health issue, call now.
1-800-NEXT-STEP
(or locally 410-874-0711)

#HarfordMentalHealth

The coronavirus outbreak is causing increased stress and anxiety for all of us. Go here to find resources to help you manage your anxiety.

Mental Health providers estimate that more than 50% of youth with a mental illness will develop substance use disorder. ...
05/08/2020
Mental Health Disorders and Teen Substance Use

Mental Health providers estimate that more than 50% of youth with a mental illness will develop substance use disorder. Why are kids with mental health disorders more prone to substance use? Visit the Child Mind Institute website to learn more.

More tips and tools available at https://www.harfordcountymd.gov/449/Office-of-Drug-Control-Policy

https://childmind.org/article/mental-health-disorders-and-substance-use/

#HarfordMentalHealth

Teenagers struggling with ADHD, anxiety, depression and other emotional problems often turn to alcohol or drugs to help them manage painful feelings. But because their brains are still developing, teenage “self-medication” is more dangerous than it is for adults.

Ashley Addiction Treatment
05/07/2020

Ashley Addiction Treatment

With more distractions than usual including kids, animals, spouses or roommates, focusing on work at home has become increasingly more difficult. These distractions don't make it easy to continue showing up for work. Give these 4 tips a try to help you maximize your time while working from home and help reduce anxiety. #workfromhomelife #releasestress

Reduced social interaction, frustration over independent learning, increased anxiety about an uncertain future, activiti...
05/06/2020
Tips to Help Teens Cope During COVID-19

Reduced social interaction, frustration over independent learning, increased anxiety about an uncertain future, activities and milestone moments vanished - Quaran-teens are struggling. Find tips on how you can help and learn important signs of depression here https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/2020/04/tips-to-help-teens-cope-during-covid-19/.

More tips and tools available at https://www.harfordcountymd.gov/449/Office-of-Drug-Control-Policy

#HarfordMentalHealth

When our world changes quickly and suddenly because of things like COVID-19, it is common to experience changes in our thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Feelings of anxiety, fear or worry are typical in stressful situations. Typical reactions include: Feeling stressed

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