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Join MHA on Friday, December 11, 2015, from 4pm to 8pm for a unique shopping experience with Ten Thousand Villages! MHA will be hosting a fundraiser with Ten Thousand Villages, The Row at Rockville Town Square, 107 Gibbs St. in Rockville to support our work and promote mental wellness in our community. 15% of proceeds will be donated to MHA, so please join us between 4pm – 8pm and enjoy holiday shopping with handmade products ranging from jewelry to tableware, from over 36 countries from around the world! To view some of their beautiful merchandise, visit Contact Matt Gordon at or (301) 424-0656 ext. 531, for more information on the event.

Mental Health First Aid Training

The Mental Health Association is offering Mental Health First Aid Training for community non-profits and for members of the local faith community. These trainings are free for these groups thanks to support from Montgomery County Government.

Mental Health First Aid Training For Community Nonprofits

(Free of charge to community nonprofits serving adults)

When: Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015 from 8 am – 5pm

Where: Mental Health Association (Conference Room)

1000 Twinbrook Parkway

Rockville, MD 20851

Mental Health First Aid Training For the Faith Community

(Free of charge to faith leaders, educators and committee members at local churches, synagogues, temples and other places of worship)

When: Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 from 8 am – 5pm

Where: Mental Health Association (Conference Room)

1000 Twinbrook Parkway

Rockville, MD 20851

For more information or to register, please contact Laura Laskofski at or 301-424-0656.

Thank You To Ellen’s Run For 10 Fabulous Years!

Mental Health Association would like to thank the organizers of Ellen’s Run, the family of Ellen Vala Schneider and all of the runners who have made this event such a success over the past decade. The dedication and support of everyone involved with the race has resulted in $150,000 of donations to support the MHA and its direct service programs, helping to improve the mental health and well being of the entire community.

(From Left) The threat of rainy weather didn’t keep the MHA team in bed on a Sunday morning! Ellen’s Run participant, Ray Miller, joined MHA staff and board members Karen Duffy, MHA Director of Youth and Family Services; Matt Gordon, MHA Development Coordinator; Joy Paul, Secretary, MHA Board of Directors; Kathy McCallum, President, MHA Board of Directors; Emily Kamin, MHA Volunteer Coordinator; and Scot Marken, MHA Chief Executive Officer, at the MHA informational table to greet runners and walkers gathering near the starting line.

Over 500 runners and walkers registered for the 10th Annual Ellen’s Run to go the 5K distance benefitting Mental Health Association and the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Scholarship Fund.

Everyone gathered after the race to thank the Ellen’s Run organizers and recognize all of the winners. MHA’s CEO, Scot Marken, presented flowers to the event’s chairs, Pam Feinstein and Carole Brand, as a token of gratitude for the generous contributions and support of MHA over the past decade. (From left) Kathy McCallum, President, MHA Board of Directors; Pam Feinstein, Run Organizer; Scot Marken, MHA CEO; Carole Brand, Ellen’s Run Organizer; and Joy Paul, Secretary, MHA Board of Directors.

Become an MHA Mental Health Professional Member!

MHA invites you to become a Mental Health Professional Member. Join now and enjoy great benefits through June 30, 2016 while helping to support MHA’s direct services and community mental health awareness and advocacy efforts! Register today.

Take Time for Yourself Everyday With My Mental Health Day

My Mental Health Day

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MHA Guides Military Members and Their Families Through Serving Together Program

MHA’s military initiative Serving Together provides clear guidance for service members and their families on how to access the information and resources they deserve through a centralized, coordinated system that seeks to support the 50,000 veterans living in Montgomery County and welcome home the newest generation of Warriors. To learn how to access the resources veterans and their families need all in one place, go to today.