Monthly Spotlight - Mental Health Awareness

  • May is Mental Health Awareness Month

    Mental health and emotional wellness are more important today than ever before.

    Some people think that only people with mental illnesses have to pay attention to their mental health.

    But the truth is that your emotions, thoughts and attitudes affect your energy, productivity and overall health. Good mental health strengthens your ability to cope with everyday hassles and more serious crises and challenges. Good mental health is essential to creating the life you want. 

    Mental Health America, Inc. 2020, Better Help, accessed 1 May 2020, <>


    Click here for Mental Health America's 10 tools to live your life well.  


    Additional Resources:

    National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI)

    American Psychiatric Association


    You can feel better--more vibrant, alert and gratified.

    You can feel stronger--more comfortable, confident and productive. 

    You can Live Your Life Well.

    Mental Health America, Inc. 2020, Better Help, accessed 1 May 2020, <>

Caregiving Assistance

  • Green heart If you are a caregiver in need of in-home assistance with a homebound elderly adult or disabled citizen, you can contact the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities at 410-222-4339/4377.  If you are interested in training to be a self-employed caregiver, you may also contact this phone number.


  • Tobacco Cessation

    Classes at Anne Arundel Medical Center are temporarily suspended. Call 1-443-481-4000 or 1-800-MD-NURSE for more information. These are seven week sessions and free smoking cessation medication is dispensed.

    Coaching is also available through BHS, AACPS Employee Assistance Program.  Call 800-327-2251 or email  You can also schedule a telephonic or video appointment at BHS Coach.


    Know your Numbers

    Health Screening Recommendations

    Local Fitness Centers - View Employee Discounts

    Anne Arundel Medical Center, is a partner in AACPS’ wellness initiative and offers AACPS employees the same discounts for their exercise classes that their own employees enjoy. Classes are temporarily suspended. Call askAAMC at (443) 481-5555 for more information. For your information, Anne Arundel Medical Center is located at 2001 Medical Parkway, off Jennifer Road (near the Annapolis Mall).




    Anne Arundel County's
    Learn to Live
    Focusing on Healthy Living

    The Anne Arundel County Department of Health’s Learn to Live program encourages County residents to reduce their risk of cancer and other serious illnesses by making healthy lifestyle choicesMaterials are available for all ages to help you and your family live a healthier life