I attended a briefing by the Mental Health Association of MD last night. This umbrella organization is doing great work to advance bills that address the lack of parity and access to care for people with behavioral health challenges. Highly recommended for anyone working with young people is Youth Mental Health First Aid. An 8 hour training to teach how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. Keep in mind that 64% of youth with depression to not get treatment and 1 in 5 teens and adults live with a mental health condition.
More info at www.mhfamaryland.org #MHAMDBriefing#working4MD