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Event Committees:

We host an annual Antiques Show every spring that is our major fundraiser. If you have an interest in antiques please consider joining us. Many opportunities exist in planning this event.

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Office Help:

From time to time we work on special office projects that are more than our small staff can handle. If you have extra time available and like to work in a friendly, casual atmosphere.

Financial Information

Documents and information submitted to the State of Maryland under the Maryland Charitable Solicitations Act.

-Hundreds of members and individual donors
-Annual Antique Show fundraiser for MHATC
-The United Fund of Talbot County
-The Mid-Shore Community Foundation

Mission

To Promote Mental Health through Support, Education, Programs and Advocacy.

Vision

The Mental Health Association in Talbot County envisions a Mid-Shore Community with individuals, families.

Support

Provide information regarding mental health resources available to consumers and their families.

Mental Health First Aid

The necessary first aid to deal with any panic or mental stress.

Kids On The Block

Learn to take care of your children from an early age to never let them face depression.

Learn The Symptoms Of A Mental Illness

Educate yourself with the types of mental illnesses and their symptoms.

Mental Health Disorders

Diagnose your own mental health disorders and create solutions for yourself.

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Veterans Program

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Distinguished Speakers

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Support Groups

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Symptoms

A Mental Illness

The signs and symptoms of mental disorders, and provides individuals with the tools to respond to a psychiatric crisis

Anxiety

Learn what causes anxiety and nervousness in a person and what leads to its amplification.

Substance Abuse

Learn about the mental side effects of substance abuse and grow the strength to come out clean.

Depression

Find the symptoms of depression and follow these easy exercise to keep your brain calm and neutral.

Our News Updates

  • FAMILY KIT “It’s easy to know your child needs help dealing with a fever or a broken bone, but mental health problems can be harder to identify. The tricky part of parenting is knowing the kinds of behaviors and moods that are usual for the...

  • Unlike in the past, where you had to visit your therapist’s office, today, many people access this service online. On the internet, there are multiple online therapy sites/apps- some free and others covered by insurance. These online therapy platforms are here to help individuals, families,...

  • BetterHelp and TalkSpace are the two most popular online counseling services you can find, but how exactly are they different? While I would generally recommend Better Help as the better therapy service, there are some points about TalkSpace that could make it better for your...

  • As part of our commitment to bring awareness and up-to-date information to the community about mental health and mental illness, the Mental Health Association in Talbot County provides opportunities to hear talks by experts on a variety of mental health topics. Recent Speakers Include: Kay...

  • Shore Behavioral Health Inpatient Services Dorchester General Hospital 300 Byrn Street Cambridge, MD 21613 Note: This is the location for Shore Health Systems psychiatric/behavioral health inpatient services. Memorial Hospital in Easton does not have a psychiatric/behavioral health inpatient unit. Information provided by Shore Behavioral Health...

  • Mental illness is slowly getting recognized as a serious problem, and people are becoming more aware of the problems that their loved ones are suffering. Mental illness is not caused by any external element, and it cannot be cured until the patient learns how to deal with it. It is still necessary to treat anyone with mental illness properly and involve with them emotionally in order to understand the root of their problem. There are certain ways how you can help a person who has a mental illness and offer them support through the tough times as mental illness has no fixed recovery date.

    Have private conversations

    If you want to discuss their problems, find a place which does not have a crowd around you as they might feel uncomfortable and distracted. Discuss their problems with them in privacy so they can trust you and be more open about what they are facing. private conversations

    Do chase the answers

    You need to be a better listener when they are sharing their thoughts. Avoid questioning them constantly and let them say how they feel. At this point, they do not want to get interviewed, so you only become a person that they can talk to rather answering questions.

    Be open and direct about problems

    Do not make up things in front of a mentally ill person. If you want to ask something, be direct, so they do not stress on what you meant by your question. Be to the point while talking to them to prevent any overthinking scenarios which can cause them panic.

    Relate their problems to your own

    Try to share your daily problems with them in order to relate to their problems. Be empathetic and feel their how they are feeling. At no point, will a mentally ill person will expect your sympathy. Try to keep the conversations where you both are facing similar problems in life so they can open up more about what is bothering them.

    Learn about the illness

     
    Find out about the types of mental illnesses and figure out what problems they might be suffering from based on what they tell and the symptoms that you can observe. Not knowing about the types of mental illnesses can only raise misconceptions, and you may not be able to treat them the right way.

    Be available to them

    A person who suffers from mental illness starts losing trust over their family and friends. They feel isolated and fear that everyone is against them for made-up reasons. In such conditions, if that person calls you up to talk or comes at your place, it means that you are the only one he or she is comfortable sharing their problems with. Try to be available to them, so when they need help, they can rely on you.  

  • The Kids on the Block Puppet Troupe offers free, interactive performances to children in elementary schools throughout the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Using nearly life-size puppets, children are educated on such topics as problem solving, feelings, and school safety. The “Kids” dress and act like...

  • Taking a mental health screening is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, are real, common and treatable. And recovery is possible.your paragraph here. Depression Test...

  • Psychiatrists Psychologists Clinical Social Workers Licensed Professional Counselors Registered Nurses – Clinical ADHD Coach   PSYCHIATRISTS Psychiatrist: Medical doctor (MD) with special training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional illnesses. Like other doctors, psychiatrists are qualified to prescribe medication. Qualifications: Should have a state...

  • Veterans Outpatient Clinics Talbot County Program for Public School Students Memory Center Talbot County Addictions Program VETERANS OUTPATIENT SERVICES Cambridge VA Outpatient Clinic 830 Chesapeake Drive, Cambridge, Maryland 21613 Website:www.maryland.va.gov/facilities/cambridge.asp This Outpatient clinic includes mental health programs for all veterans Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday...

  • First, let’s start by defining what anger is. This is a natural, reflex, acknowledgment of intimidation. Often, this feeling is associated with complications related to stress, anxiety, addiction, and mental illness. Most people affected by anger end up having weak self-esteem, and lack of trust...

  • Knowing about mental illness is important these days in order to cope up with the problems with self and also aware others about what they are actually facing. Many people group all mental health problems under mental illness which make it hard for people with different illnesses define their problems. Here are some of the common mental health problems you should be confident in talking about or listening to.

    Anxiety and panic attacks

    People who have anxiety may respond to certain objects, people, or situations with fear and will have physical signs of anxiety or panic. Anxiety disorder in a person is diagnosed when the person is not able to control the response of any situation and when the anxiety interferes with the person’s normal functioning. Generalized anxiety, panic, phobias, social anxiety are some parts of anxiety that a person may suffer from. Anxiety and panic attacks

    Bipolar disorder

    Also known as a mood disorder or affective disorder which can cause persistent sadness or overwhelming happiness. A person can fluctuate between extreme happiness and extreme sadness. Bipolar disorder can be diagnosed with depression, cyclothymic disorder, and irritation.

    Psychotic disorders

    The psychotic disorder causes distorted awareness about the surrounding and the confusion between reality and imaginations. People can hallucinate to sounds and images. They can hear voices and get deluded by what their brain grasps as true. Schizophrenia is a form of psychotic disorder which makes people hear voices that are conspiring against them. It this state they refuse to believe anything that is opposite to what their ill brain presumes despite contrary proofs.

    Impulsive disorders

    People who have a hard time controlling their impulses and are unable to resist the urges to do things which are affecting themselves. It is also known as addiction. Compulsive gambling, stealing, alcohol addiction, and drug abuse are common impulsive disorders. Due to such impulses, people slowly start becoming isolated and forget about their responsibilities and relationships.

    Personality disorder

    Personality disorder People who suffer from personality disorders have extreme personality traits which cause distress and problems to the person in work and social life. The thoughts and behaviour of the person also differ from the expectations of society. People who suffer from personality disorder are often looked as antisocial and face paranoia and also suffer from an obsessive-compulsive personality disorder.

    Obsessive-compulsive disorder

    OCD is commonly found in people with any mental illness and causes constant thoughts of fear which makes them perform certain rituals or routines to calm themselves down. OCD is caused by an uncontrollable obsession of an object or a person which makes them fear the consequences, and so they constantly try to protect themselves by taking the preventive measures that suit their brain.

    Eating disorders

    The eating disorder is caused by excessive emotions regarding weight and food, which can make a person pick some unhealthy habits. The feelings about food and their body shape can cause them to take extreme steps such as binge-eating and cause disorders like Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.

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