First Aid Coordinator
& Community Education Specialist
Executive Director MHAES
Our Mission is To Promote Mental Wellness and Behavioral Health with Education and Advocacy.
Our Vision is for the Eastern Shore community
to achieve its mental wellness and
behavioral health potential.
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MHAES is providing the nationally recognizedMental Health First Aidtraining program on the Eastern Shore. In three years, more than 500 people have attended 32 training sessions, which continue to be scheduled at various locations on the Eastern Shore.
MHAES participates with the Mental Health Association of Maryland's HealthyNew Moms public education campaign.that is designed to help new mothers and their health care providers identify the signs and symptoms of post-partum depression.
MHAES leads the School Based Mental Health Coalition, a collaboration of school personnel, mental health providers, and family run organizations to increase the well being of all children on the Eastern Shore. This coalition also sponsors a yearly conference each November titled "Linking Mental Health to Academic Success".
MHAES also leads a nine-county effort called the Shore Training Collaborative that provides workforce training and educational programs for the community.
MHAES is proud to partner with many Veteran Service Organizations and other local non-profits that assist our veterans with outreach efforts and referral information to help veterans and their families obtain the services they need. A yearly veterans resource fair is held every January in Easton.
MHAES, thru its Distinguished Speakers Program, has featured such noted experts and authors as Dr. Kay Jamison, who spoke on the subject of "Grief and Depression", and Dr. Peter Rabins, who addressed the topic "Memory and the Aging Brain".
Hope Leuchter, President
Lesley Israel, Vice President
Dagmar Gipe, Secretary
Brandon Angell, Treasurer
Sgt. Jim Miller