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2019 Volunteer Appreciation Ceremony

On May 14th, EveryMind staff, board members, elected officials and community supporters gathered at the Amp at Strathmore to celebrate the contributions made to the organization and the community by a large, diverse and immensely talented and compassionate cadre of volunteers.  Without these amazing individuals, EveryMind would not be able to do all that it does.  We are so appreciative of everything our volunteers do!  They make a world of difference!

 

Once again, EveryMind is proud to partner with Katherine Meadows of KM Photography to capture this event through photos.  More of Katie’s work can be found on Facebook @KatieMeadowsPhotography and on Instagram @kmeadowsphotography.

2019 Volunteer Appreciation Honorees

Robert Washington
Crisis Prevention & Intervention Services

MedStar Health
Linkages to Learning

Stan Seidel
ServingTogether & Homeless Outreach

Altrusa
Montgomery County Thrift Shop

Clare Lynch
Friendly Visitor

Ken Thompson
Representative Payee

Thank you to our Volunteers, Guests, Elected Officials and Supporters who made this evening so special.


Every Trail for Every Call for Every Mind

Take a Walk in the Park with Lauren

May 1—31, 2019

 

Join Lauren’s 2nd annual walk as part of Mental Health Awareness Month in May.  This year, Lauren will walk 200 miles of Montgomery County’s Parks trails to highlight the importance of EveryMind’s crisis prevention and intervention phone, text and online chat services. Lauren seeks to raise awareness of how essential this heavily utilized but underfunded resource is to our entire community.

Lauren’s Schedule for the Final Week of Every Trail for Every Call for Every Mind!

 

Thursday, 5/23/19 – 2 Hikes

10 am Hoyles Mill Trail

Meet at roadside parking on Clarksburg Road next to the bridge over Black Hill Lake.

There are two parking areas on this road. Park closer to Clopper Road.

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6 pm Powerline Trail

Meet at South Germantown Recreational Park at parking lot by Smart Heart Trail.

 

Friday, 5/24/19  No Hike

 

Saturday, 5/25/19 – 2 Hikes

11 am Long Branch Trail

Just about a mile long. Street parking around Seek Lane Neighborhood Park or Long Branch-Garland Neighborhood Park.

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11:45 am Northwest Branch Trails

Meet at Burnt Mills West Special Park. There are parking lots for the Special Park on both sides of Columbia Pike/29. We are meeting on the West side, the side closer to The Holy Cross Nursing Program building.

 

Sunday, 5/26/19 – 2 Hikes

7:30 am Cabin John Stream Valley Park Trail

Meet at Cabin John Local Park off of Macarthur Blvd.

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9:30 am Cabin John Regional Park Trails 

Meet at Dog Exercise Area parking lot. This will be a short stroll around the park.

 

Monday, 5/27/19 – 1 Hike

4:30 pm Rock Creek Hiker-Biker Trail

Meet at Rock Creek Regional Park at parking lot near trailhead.

 

Tuesday, 5/28/19 –  4 Hikes

9:00 am Underground Railroad Experience Trail

Meet at Park entrance parking lot near the intersection of Noorwood Road and Ednor Road (near Sandy Spring Friends School).

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10:30 am Oakley Cabin Trail

Meet at parking lot at Historic Oakley Cabin off of Brookeville Road.

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4:45 pm –  Part 1 of North Branch Trail

Park at North Branch Stream Valley Park parking lot off of Wickham Road. This will not be a loop trail. If you don’t want to turn around, schedule cars ahead of time to have someone else at the other end of the trail. Pickup Point at Neighborhood Access on Bowie Mill Road.

6:00 pm – Part 2 of North Branch Trail

We will then drive over to Kengla House off of Muncaster Mill/Across from Meadowside Nature Center to do another section of the trails

 

Wednesday, 5/29/19 – 2 Hikes

11:00 am Matthew Henson Trail 

Park at Layhill Village Local Park. Parking lot located off of Queensguard Road.

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5:30 pm Rachel Carson Conservation Park Trails

Parking lot located off of Zion Road.

 

Thursday, 5/30/19 – 2 Hikes

4:45 pm Agricultural History Farm Park Trails. Meet at first parking lot inside Park (take Rock Creek Park Road off of Muncaster Mill).

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5:45 pm Upper Rock Creek Trail. This trail connects with the previous trail system. I will wait at the same parking lot to see if any others join before heading the other direction.

 

Friday, 5/31/19 Last Day! – 2 Hikes

4:30 pm Capital Crescent Trail. Meet at trailhead near intersection of Bethesda Ave and Woodmont Ave (in front of Chopt).

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5:30 pm Little Falls Stream Valley Trail. This trail is about 2.5 miles from the evening’s starting point. We will veer off to travel it and then turn around to go back to Bethesda. If you want to meet us at Little Falls Stream Valley Trail, you can park on a roadside gravel parking lot near the intersection of Little Falls Parkway and Massachusetts Ave.

5/1/19 – 3:00 pm We kicked off the 1st day of Lauren’s Walk in style, walking 4 miles around Lake Needwood!

5/2/19 – 6:30 pm – Oak Ridge Conservation Park

5/7/19 – 6:30 pm South Germantown Recreation Park – 14501 Schaeffer Road, Boyds 20841

Meet at Heart Smart Trail parking lot near outdoor gym – Click here for map ~ 5 miles

5/8/19 – 3:30 pm Lake Frank and Meadowside Trails – 5100 Meadowside Lane, Rockville 20855

Meet at the Meadowside Nature Center Parking Lot – Click here for map ~ 6 miles

5/9/19 – 5:30 pm Time changed to morning walk due to weather forecast – Lois Y. Green Conservation Park Trails -8711 Snouffer School Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Meet at Snouffer School Road parking lot near Butterfly Loop Trail ~ 4 miles.  Link to map coming soon!

5/10/19 – 12:00 pm  Black Hill Regional Park Trails (Day 1) – 20930 Lake Ridge Dr, Boyds, MD 20841

Meet at parking lot adjacent to dog park ~10 miles. Link to map coming soon!

5/11/19 – Its Lauren’s birthday so she will be spending the day with friends and family.  No walk!

5/13/19 – 4 pm Little Bennett Regional Park Trails (Day 1) POSTPONED – TRAILS CLOSED DUE TO RECENT HEAVY RAIN

Meet at Kingsley Parking Area (at Kingsley Trail Head) off Clarksburg Road ~10 miles

5/14/19 4 pm – Little Bennett Regional Park Trails (Day 2)

Meet near playground in Little Bennett Camping Area on Camping Ridge Road ~10 miles

5/15/19 – 5 pm – Seneca Greenway Trail

Meet at parking lot off of 355 near Wheatfield Drive ~7 miles

5/16/19 – 4 pm – Sligo Creek Stream Valley Trail

Meet at the Sligo-Dennis Ave Local Park Playground Parking Lot (on Sligo Creek Parkway off of Dennis Ave) ~5 miles

Monday, 5/20/19 – 5 pm Magruder Branch Stream Valley Park Trails.

Meet at Damascus Regional Park  at parking lot near sports fields.

Tuesday, 5/21/19 – 5 pm Northwest Branch Trail.

Meet at Brookside Nature Center parking lot.

Wednesday, 5/22/19 – 2 Hikes

4:45 pm Martin Luther King Jr. Recreational Park Trails – 1120 Jackson Road Silver Spring, MD 20904

Meet at parking lot near playground on west side of park.

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6 pm Fairland Recreational Park Trails. Meet beside Fairland Playground northern parking lot – 3928 Greencastle Blvd. Burtonsville, MD 20866


Powerful Testimony from MCPS Student on the Importance of Mental Health Resources

On April 9, 2019, Ella Adams, a sophomore at Walt Whitman HIgh School, bravely testified before the Montgomery County Council in an effort to highlight the need for increased mental health resources for our students and the entire community.  Ms. Adams’ testimony advocated for full funding of EveryMind’s crisis prevention and intervention education programs that raise awareness of mental health issues and provide our students and community with resources to help someone in crisis.  We are proud and grateful for Ms. Adams’ support.

Please take a moment to watch her testimony.

Ella Adams' Testimony to the County Council


2019 Run for EveryMind

Join Us for the 4th Annual

Run for EveryMind

Sunday, September 15, 2019

EveryMind is proud to host Run for EveryMind again this year at Rockville Town Center.

We host this event every year because our mission is to raise awareness of the importance of mental health and wellness and reduce the stigma that is often associated with mental health challenges. Through Run for EveryMind, we strive to educate the community while providing an opportunity to engage in a positive, healthy activity that promotes good mental and physical health.

Your mental wellness is our mission because every mind needs care, attention and support.

Register to Run/Walk

Become a Sponsor

Make a Donation

EveryMind hopes you will consider being a part of our event as a runner or walker, corporate sponsor, volunteer, or financial contributor – or any combination of these options!  We encourage you to form teams with friends, family, colleagues and neighbors and establish social media fundraisers to increase your overall contribution to the event.

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Silver Sponsors

 

 

Bronze Sponsors

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Water Station Sponsors

 

 


ServingTogether: 6-Month In Progress Review (IPR)

On December 12th, nearly one year after launching its coordinated network of care in partnership with the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) and Unite US, ServingTogether hosted its first In Progress Review  to share data collected to date that demonstrates the network’s impact on providing services to veterans, service members and their families. Representatives from many of the 79 network providers offered their insights about what is going well and where improvements might further strengthen the network’s ability to provide clients with needed resources.

Since December 2017, ServingTogether has worked with 348 clients to meet 832 requests for support. Data demonstrate that the top challenges our clients encounter are employment, housing and income support.

Of the 348 served through the network, 27% requested help with employment, 25% sought housing assistance and 18% connected with the network in search of income support. Other areas in which we offered support include benefits navigation, health and wellness, legal issues, individual and family support and food resources.

Over the course of the year, 59% of 700 service requests closed were satisfactorily resolved by the network. The average time to connect a client to a provider was 4.81 days and the average time to close a request was just over 17 days. Since many of the service requests related to complex, difficult-to-resolve issues such as employment and housing, additional service providers in the network are essential to help reduce the time between the initial service request and its successful resolution.

Jon S., a formerly incarcerated U.S. Air Force Veteran, was homeless upon his release. Jon shared his personal story with the audience and expressed his frustration at the challenges he faced finding the services and resources he needed in the community. “ServingTogther solves that,” Jon said. “I am really appreciative of the folks involved with ServingTogether. They came through for me at a time when I was at my lowest, and continue to help me get back on my feet.”

ServingTogether will host an In Progress Review every six months for the next two years to give network providers the opportunity to review the data and offer their feedback on how to continue to improve and grow the network.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the provider network, please contact Michael Ball, Director of ServingTogether, at mball@every-mind.org.

If you would like to watch a video of the event or access the PowerPoint slides, please visit https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5726651827289859.


Diana Barney Discusses Youth and Mental Wellness

Diana Barney, EveryMind’s Division of Youth & Family Services, discusses youth and mental wellness, including some important data and trends, as well as Youth Mental Health First Aid and resources for youth and families.


Jennifer Grinnell Discusses National Suicide Prevention Month

Jennifer Grinnell, EveryMind’s Division Director of Adult & Community Services, discusses National Suicide Prevention Month and EveryMind’s education and outreach efforts. Jennifer also discusses legislative briefings, interfaith forum with leaders and The “S” Word  film screening.