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The Role of Family, Wraparound Services and Relapse Prevention in Recovery

At Maryland Wellness, our trained Substance Use Disorder (SUD)/Addictions Counselors incorporate a variety of treatment modalities, including intensive outpatient and outpatient groups to support clients in developing a recovery-based lifestyle. Our goal is to help each person improve social/cognitive functioning, as well as coping skills, surrounding their wellness, recovery and resiliency. The following is a…

Men’s Mental Health Matters

TW // Suicide In a society that often places emphasis on traditional masculine values like strength and self-reliance, it’s crucial to recognize that men’s mental health is just as important as their physical well-being. Men may experience mental health symptoms differently from women, and it’s essential to address these differences to ensure effective support. Let’s…

Happy Pride – Be a Safe Space

Supporting the mental health of LGBTQIA+ individuals is crucial to promoting their overall wellbeing and inclusivity. Unfortunately, members of the LGBTQIA+ community often face unique challenges and stigmatization that can negatively impact their mental health. As allies and supporters, it is important to create a safe and affirming environment. Maryland Wellness is happy to be…

Telling your friends to “cheer up” can be harmful

Toxic positivity is a term used to describe the idea that we should always look on the bright side of life, even when things are not going well. While it’s nice to have a positive attitude, toxic positivity can be harmful, especially when it comes to mental health. When we tell someone who is struggling…

Mental Health Tip Corner: Mental Health Awareness Month

You are worthy. You are enough. It’s okay not to feel okay. It’s okay to ask for help. We hope some of these tips will help you on your journey. You matter to us, and we are always just a phone call away! During May (and truly every month), we recognize Mental Health Awareness Month…

Identifying and managing stress – with tips from our team!

April is Stress Awareness Month, and it reminds us that it’s an important time to arm ourselves with knowledge so that we recognize when stress rears its ugly head and we are ready to cope. Stress is a natural response to challenging or overwhelming situations, but if it becomes chronic, it can have serious effects…

Mental Health Days in Schools

Mental health has been a growing concern for people of all ages, especially among school children who face a wide range of academic and social pressures. In recognition of this, the state of Maryland mandated mental health days for students, giving them an opportunity to take a break and address their emotional wellbeing. Maryland’s legislation…

You’re so crazy!

Stigmatizing language, like using the word “crazy,” can have a significant impact on individuals living with mental health conditions. According to the World Health Organization, one in four people in the world will be affected by a mental or neurological disorder at some point in their lives. Despite this, mental health conditions continues to be…

Get to Know our CEO Ken Thakkar

Last week, our CEO Ken Thakkar was awarded the prestigious Baltimore Business Journal’s 40 Under 40. We hope you enjoy learning about his story (and Maryland Wellness’, too!) Keyur “Ken” Thakkar has always felt a calling to give back, especially to his Baltimore area where he lives and works. His motto, “Do the right thing,”…

Reentry Events support our returning citizens

When a citizen returns from incarceration, they need support. Maryland Wellness has been fortunate to partner with so many wonderful organizations at Reentry Events, which help get our community members set up for success by helping them access reliable housing, transportation, new IDs, background friendly jobs (and training), GEDs, expungement services and mental health care!…

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“Maryland Wellness is great!!! The staff really helped me and my daughter get settled into our new home and school. I’m a single mother and I struggled with transportation and housing. With the help of my counselor, I was able to get to my destinations and became stress free about my housing!”
– T.D., Waldorf
“Coming out of prison, my rehabilitation counselor helped me find a job and referred me to an OUTSTANDING Therapist that helped me understand my emotions. I would definitely recommend Maryland Wellness to anyone!!!”
– A.J., Waldorf
“When I came here, I was broken. But I got the help that I needed, and I got the services that were good for me. I will be starting a brand new job! I’m so glad this place was recommended to me, and I’m so glad I came.”
– V.H., Baltimore
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– D.J., Baltimore

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