Join us for an inspiring event where we’ll reflect upon the remarkable strides we’ve made over the years, celebrate local mental health heroes who have gone above and beyond in supporting our community’s mental health, and provide an update on who NAMI Metro Baltimore is today with a panel conversation on how we’re Bridging the Gap, led by WJZ reporter Dennis Valera and featuring a few community partners driving change in Baltimore.
RSVP Today: Your presence at this event is invaluable to us as we celebrate our journey and envision a future where mental health care is accessible to all. To ensure your spot, please RSVP using the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TkX0FCelSPSpjnVTRkljmA
Let’s come together to honor the progress we’ve made, acknowledge the challenges that lie ahead, and ignite a collective commitment to bridging the gap in mental health care access in Baltimore.
Join us in recognizing Bebe Campbell Moore Minority Mental Health Awareness Month with a community conversation on the risk factors impacting Baltimore City youth mental health and existing and additional resources needed to support their resilience.
Thursday, May 4th
A special event for our Baltimore Faith Leaders, our Mental Health Education Conference engages faith leaders of all divinities across Baltimore City and Baltimore County to share resources and helpful information on how to support the mental health of congregation members. Learn more about our speakers and sign up when you click the button below.
Tuesday, April 18th | 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Join NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore for cocktails, food and fun as we celebrate Baltimore leaders Michael Hankin and Monica Mitchell for elevating the mental health conversation in our community!
Want to get LOUDER with us? Click the button below to buy your ticket. Funds help us continue to deliver our mental health support programs for free.
Registration for 2023 NAMIWalks is live and we are thrilled to share we are BACK IN PERSON this year!
It’s easy to start a Walk Team! Click the blue button below, then click the “Register Now” button on the NAMIWalks website.
Come be a part of the movement to raise mental health awareness right here in Baltimore
March 2nd | Community Conversation on Hoarding
Hoarding disorder is a complex mental health condition that affects an estimated 2-6% of the population. It can lead to significant distress and impairment, as well as health and safety risks.
Join us as we hear from a social worker and people with hoarding behavior experiences. We’ll break myths, share facts, and share resources.
February 28th | Mental Health Prayer Breakfast
Join NAMI Metro Baltimore and Maryland Wellness for a Prayer Breakfast on February 28th from 9:00am – 11:00am!
According to Pew Research research study, more than 70% of Americans are affiliated with a religious group, and 42% attend religious services on a weekly basis, underscoring the importance of fostering a bridge between mental health service providers and faith leaders.
Gain insight into how you can support the mental health of your congregation and community at this educational and informative breakfast!
February 15th | NAMI Baltimore Advocacy Breakfast
We are hosting a breakfast on February 15th from 7:30am – 8:45am for anyone planning to attend NAMI Maryland Advocacy Day. At the breakfast, we will brief you on our 2023 Policy Priorities and answer any questions you have about speaking to state legislators about policies to improve the livelihoods of people impacted by mental health conditions.
This breakfast is free for anyone to attend! Please RSVP in advance by clicking the button below.
November 17th | A Community Conversation on Women Veteran’s Mental Health
Join NAMI Metro Baltimore and Balance Point Wellness Professionals for a panel discussion in honor of National Veteran and Military Family Month.
Hear the stories of 3 women veterans, learn about the resources that were pivotal to their mental health, and ask questions and gain support at this free virtual community conversation.
September 28th | A Chat with Experts on Substance Use Disorder
Join NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore as we take a deep dive into the topic of Substance Use Recovery and hear from local doctors, advocates, and faith leaders as they discuss how they have each have been involved in recovery.
-local resources in Baltimore
-various paths towards recovery
-new research on addiction pathology
-real experiences with recovery
September 21st | Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony
Come celebrate the impact we’ve had over the last year, recognize community members who have gone above and beyond to support mental health in Baltimore and tune into our panel conversation on a very important mental health topic!
This year’s panel conversation will focus on youth mental health, and will be moderated by Debbie Phelps, Executive Director for the Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools in Maryland. Learn more when you click the button below to register!
August 23rd | Neuromodulation Webinar
Join this free, educational webinar to learn more about neuromodulation, a non-invasive medical procedure that is being used to help treat depression and other psychiatric disorders.
Our speakers will include clinicians who provide ECT and TMS care to their patients at Sheppard Pratt, as well as a couple of NAMI Metro Baltimore Volunteers who have personal experience having tried ECT.
August 26th & 27th | Pathways to Hope 2-Day Free Conference
Pathways to Hope is a FREE, in-person conference featuring webcasted speakers and in-person workshops, bringing together mental health professionals, social workers, educators, the judicial system, law enforcement, faith community leaders, caregivers, and individuals living with a diagnosis to help improve the mental health care system.
Learn more about the speakers and register for the conference when you click the button below!
Quarterly | Get to Know NAMI Metro Virtual Meetings
Are you curious to learn more about the work NAMI Metro Baltimore does, and about the people behind the mission? Every quarter, NAMI Metro Baltimore hosts a 1-hour virtual session, so you can learn about all of the programs we provide to our community, meet some of the staff and volunteers, and ask questions about how you can get involved as a volunteer or advocate!
May 5th – May 26th | Mental Health Education Conference
The Mental Health Education Conference for Faith Leaders offers participants the opportunity to gain a better understanding of topical issues pertaining to mental health and the effects of stigma. Faith community leaders and anyone interested in joining will learn new strategies for supporting their congregation’s mental health needs by effectively “Putting their Heads Together”.
NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore offers Mental Health Forums on a regular basis to raise awareness and start conversations about mental health. April is Autism Awareness Month, and we are so excited to welcome a doctor and social worker from Sheppard Pratt to share key information with our community.
Learn more about our speakers and RSVP when you click the button below.
April 29th, May 6th, May 13th
In recognition of Children’s Mental Health Matters Week and Mental Health Month, join Sheppard Pratt, NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore, and NAMI Howard County for a FREE family movie night featuring “Inside Out.” “Inside Out” talks about emotions and shows kids that it’s OK to not be OK.
We are hosting viewings at three Sheppard Pratt locations (April 29, May 6, & May 13) so you can select a night that works for you! Bring your own blanket and chairs, snacks will be available for purchase.
April 19th, 2022 | LOUDER at Sagamore Pendry
Listening is a powerful way to reduce the stigma of mental health conditions. Join NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore for cocktails, food and fun as we recognize and celebrate the individuals and companies who pledged to listen over the last year.
Support a great cause and get moving your way when you join NAMIWalks! Funds raised will help us sustain our free mental health programs. Show up this Mental Health Awareness Month when you start your walk team by clicking the button below!
February 16th, 2022 | A Chat with the Experts on Eating Disorders
An estimated 30 million Americans struggle with an Eating Disorder, yet only 1 in 10 get treatment.
This panel conversation featuring esteemed experts from Johns Hopkins and Sheppard Pratt, a representative from the National Eating Disorder Association, and a Body Positivity Social Media Content Creator and Advocate has passed.
Click the button below to view the recording.
February 12th, 2022 | Coffee and Care for Caregivers
Are you caring for someone living with a mental health condition? Or are you living with a mental health condition and want to make sure the people in your support network find care too?
This event has passed, and was a heartwarming conversation about both the challenges and beautiful moments of caring for someone with a mental health condition. Check back in for future events!
February 10th, 2022 | NAMI Advocacy Day
Each year, NAMI Maryland hosts an Advocacy Day during the legislative session. This is your chance to join us virtually to meet with your legislators and share your story!
This year, we’re fighting for Early Intervention & Treatment, Better Access to Treatment & Services, Reducing Racial Health Disparities, and Strengthening Maryland’s Mental Health Crisis Response.
Will you take a stand with us? Click the button below to make your voice heard!
Through January 2022 | NAMI Ending the Silence
NAMI Ending the Silence is a free mental health awareness presentation that helps youth support networks start conversations about mental health. Happening each week throughout January for parents and guardians, and school staff.
Mental Health Forums
NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore hosts quarterly Mental Health Forums for community members. Baltimore area health care professionals, professors, researchers, and community partners are invited to discuss topics related to mental health and wellness. Families and community members learn up-to-date information to better understand mental health issues and resources.
Recent Mental Health Forums have addressed:
- Suicide Prevention and Crisis Management
- “Ask the Doctor” Session
- Special Needs Trust and Estate Planning
- Geriatric Mental Health
- Social Security and Disability Benefits
These free community events are held virtually every quarter.
Our next forum in 2022 will be on Eating Disorders in honor of Eating Disorder Awareness Week in February. Date and time TBA, check back soon or email email@example.com to join our interest list!
To learn more about our Mental Health Forums, please contact our HelpLine at (410) 435-2600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mental Health Education Conference for Faith Leaders
Hosted every spring, this conference grants attendees the opportunity to hear from fellow faith leaders who lead mental health programs in their communities and organizations. Individuals and family members also share their lived experiences and the role faith has played in their journey to recovery. Faith leaders learn what role they can play in ending the stigma surrounding mental health conditions, including offering effective support and connection to resources to community members.
We are currently accepting presentation proposals until January 18th, 2022. To submit your proposal, click the image below. If you are interested in attending the 2022 Faith Conference, please email email@example.com to be added to our pre-registration list.
Last year’s Mental Health Education Conference for Faith Leaders included the following presentations:
Tuesday, May 4th at 11:00am: “Critical Collaboration: Faith and Mental Health Professionals as Partners in Community Care” presented by Bishop C. Guy Robinson. This first webinar in our series will explore the critical need for strategic partnerships between professionals in faith and mental health traditions.
Tuesday, May 11th at 11:00am: “Mental Health Matters: Creating Effective Mental Health Ministries” presented by Rev. Domanic A. Smith. This webinar will continue the conversation about the efficacy of creating mental wellness teams by exploring the origins of health teams in organized faith systems, understanding key components of established wellness teams, and creating teams based on your faith organization’s capacity.
Tuesday, May 18th at 11:00am: “Supporting Internal Family Systems Mental Health Model with Spiritual Practices” presented by Claudia Cameron, LCSW-C, ATR-BC, Rabbi Elissa Sachs-Kohen and Cantorial Intern Becky Mann, of Baltimore Hebrew Congregation. This webinar will illustrate the intersections between Jewish spiritual practices and IFS, the Internal Family Systems model of mental health. They will explore how Torah study, meditation and chant can support mental health and wholeness.
Tuesday, May 25th at 11:00am: “Connecting the Dots…And it Doesn’t End with Us” presented by Min. Lisa Connors and Belinda Kock. The final webinar in our series will connect the dots by encouraging interfaith leaders to educate and promote mental health and substance use wellness in their faith communities.
To learn more about this conference or to join our planning workgroup, please contact Director of Programs and Outreach, Clarrissa Taylor Jackson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faith Toolkit for Faith Leaders and Community Members
Faith and spirituality can be a very helpful component of someone’s recovery from mental illness. People experiencing a mental health condition may often turn first to a trusted faith leader for support. There are many ways that faith leaders, just like you, can be welcoming and inclusive to the 1 in 5 people who are impacted by a mental health condition. This toolkit connects faith leaders to resources that will help you:
- Gain Better Knowledge and Understanding of Mental Health Conditions
- Learn What Actions You Can Take to Create an Informed, Inclusive and Supportive Environment
- Connect Individuals and Families to Help and Support
To receive your digital copy of NAMI Metro Baltimore’s Faith Toolkit, please contact Director of Programs and Outreach, Clarrissa Taylor Jackson, email@example.com.