The Mental Health Association in Talbot County envisions a Mid-Shore Community with individuals, families, and institutions empowered to recognize and manage mental health issues in a stigma-free environment, with up-to-date mental health information widely available, and with effective mental health services accessible in a timely manner.
Support – Provide information regarding mental health resources available to consumers and their families. Facilitate support groups addressing mental health issues
Education – Increase mental health awareness through articles, publications, presentations, education and training
Programs – Engage the community through programs focusing on mental health issues that affect all of us
Advocacy – Provide a voice and visibility for mental health
Some of Our Major Activities:
MHATC each year reaches an average of 4,000 children at 50 schools with Kids On the Block puppeteer programs "Bullying and School Safety" and "Children's Mental Health".
MHATC is the only organization on the Eastern Shore that is providing the nationally recognized Mental Health First Aid training program. In three years, more than 500 people have attended 32 training sessions, which continue to be scheduled at various locations on the Eastern Shore. Those attending earn Continuing Education Units (CEU) important for credentialing all types of professionals.
MHATC is proud to host in our office the Eastern Shore Regional Coordinator of Maryland’s Commitment to Veterans program, an outreach and referral initiative to help veterans and their families obtain the services they need.
MHATC’s Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group has encouraged and comforted 350 families who have lost loved ones through suicide.
MHATC, 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".