The LBHA Connector
Your Gateway to Behavioral Health

September 2022 | Issue 10

The Anne Arundel County Local Behavioral Health Authority or LBHA is a

partnership between the Anne Arundel County Department of Health

and the Anne Arundel County Mental Health Agency, Inc.

Network of Care Provider's Directory


Quickly translate the site to Spanish or Korean, Suicide Prevention and Support Resource Section, Toolkits from the Anne Arundel County Gun Violence Intervention Team (GVIT), and Provider Co-Occurring Disorders Training and Development Page.

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A Message From

Our Directors

September is Recovery Month!  

The tagline for Recovery Month, “Recovery is for Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community” reminds people in recovery and those who support them, that recovery belongs to all of us.

We are all called to end gatekeeping and welcome everyone to recovery by lowering barriers to recovery support, creating inclusive spaces and programs, and broadening our understanding of what recovery means for people with different experiences.

Recovery Month celebrates the gains made by those in recovery from substance use and mental health disorders and works to promote and support new evidence based treatment and recovery practices, the dedication of service providers, as well as families and communities that support recovery.

Did you know that recent studies show that 75% of individuals with substance use disorders recover?

This month we will be highlighting recovery by exploring what recovery means to individuals, their families and communities in their own words, images and thoughts. Join us by wearing your purple awareness ribbon, submitting a sign, sharing your story, or attending an event.  

September 20, 2022 is National Addiction Professionals Day, as well as the date for our annual LBHA Behavioral Health Providers Symposium. Thank you to all of our colleagues and friends who work so hard to help others! 

Consider using these hashtags for your social media posts: #RecoveryMonth #RethinkingRecovery #RecoveryIn(insert your location)

If you would like to reach out to the Anne Arundel County LBHA, call us at 410-222-2421/410-AAC-BHA1 or email

Anne Arundel County LBHA Behavioral Health Provider's Symposium

The Anne Arundel County LBHA Behavioral Health Provider's Symposium

will be held on Tuesday, September 20th from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM ET. 

This event is free to attend and CEUs will be offered. Attendees can

join in-person at the Anne Arundel County Department of Health

Lower Level Conference Room (3 Truman Parkway, Annapolis) or via Zoom.

Lunch will be provided for those attending in person.

Speakers will include Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg, a pediatrician specializing in

Adolescent Medicine at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, a Professor

of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine,

and Co-Founder and Director of Programs at the Center for

Parent and Teen Communication. His most recent books

include "Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids

Roots and Wings," and “Raising Kids to Thrive: Balancing Love with

Expectations and Protection with Trust”

Topics will include:

Resilience in Action: A Strength-based

Approach to Working with Young People

Health Equity in Behavioral Health

Being Good Neighbors: A Story from

Both Perspectives

Taking Care of Ourselves: Healing the Healer

Register for the Symposium

Youth and Families


Mental Health America has released a Back to School Toolkit. 

Resources featured in

the toolkit look at the issues

young people face impacting their

mental health and offer tips on how

to deal with these issues and

the resulting emotions.

The MHA toolkit can also help parents and school personnel

better understand issues such

as the effects of social media on

youth mental health and

learn how to be supportive. 

Download Mental Health America's Back to School Toolkit

September Events

For Providers

9/9 Webinar: Beyond Laws and Rules: Duty and Consequence-Based Approaches to Social Work Ethics

9/14-12/14 Webinar Series:

Co-Occurring Disorder Treatments

9/15 34th Annual Tuerk Conference for Mental Health & Addiction Treatment

9/20 Online and In-Person: Anne Arundel County LBHA Behavioral Health Providers Symposium 

9/28 In-Person Training: Trauma-Informed Care Throughout the Lifespan

For the Community

9/3 Latino Fest on West Street (Annapolis)

9/14-9/18 Anne Arundel County Fair

9/17 American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Out of the Darkness Walk (Annapolis)

9/28 Online: Girls on the Brink-Raising Emotionally Healthy Girls: An Evening of Conversation with Author Donna Jackson-Nakazawa

9/30 Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration at Fort Smallwood Park (Pasadena)

LBHA Event Calendar

If you need help with substance use, the Treatment Referral Line can be reached Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

at 410-222-0117

If you are in crisis and in need of immediate help, our Crisis Warmline is open 24/7 and can be reached at 410-768-5522.

Text 211, Call 211 then press 1, or access via Chat for

24/7 support from Maryland 211

Text "Home" to 741-741 for 24/7 support from the Crisis Text Line

Text or Call 988 or access via Chat 24/7 to reach

the National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

The upcoming events are being shared with you for your interest only, it is not an endorsement of any kind by the LBHA.
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