Distorted Perceptions: a campaign to challenge myths and misperceptions about mental illness and addictions

Distorted Perceptions

a campaign to challenge myths and misperceptions about mental illness and addictions 

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   Our Annual Conference

“Building Blocks of Recovery: Housing, Health & Hope”

Join us on Thursday and Friday, June 9 & 10, 2016 for our 2016 annual conference at the beautiful Princess Royale Hotel in Ocean City, MD.  The Princess Royale Oceanfront is one of the premier Ocean City, Maryland hotels.  This hotel is the largest all-suite resort offering the ultimate in accommodations.  Located on the white sandy beaches of Ocean City, the hotel offers a variety of accommodations from spacious two room suites with fully equipped kitchenettes directly overlooking the beautiful Atlantic Ocean to suites overlooking an indoor heated swimming pool, hot tubs, saunas and four-story glass oceanfront tropical atrium.  The hotel offers complimentary wireless Internet, free covered parking, free whirlpool and saunas, along with TempurPedic Swedish mattresses in all their suites.


This year’s theme is: “Building Blocks of Recovery:  Housing, Health and Hope.”  Within this theme, we will explore housing models, supports and opportunities; healthy living concepts; and a special focus on hope and happiness for ourselves as individuals and as collective peer communities.  We will be celebrating possibilities for the future and the accomplishments of the past year at our annual Awards Dinner, continuing the fun at our annual dance and karaoke event, and of course, we will be hosting opportunities to network with our fellow peers and to enjoy the sights and sounds of the ocean.  So make plans to join us next June in Ocean City, MD!

The New Day Campaign is a Baltimore initiative created by Baltimore artist, curator and community activist, Peter Bruun, that uses “art to challenge stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness and addiction”. The initiative will run from Oct 1 to Dec 31, 2015 and will include an impressive 15 art exhibits and 60 public events.  To learn more about this initiative, click here.

Annual Rally on Lawyer’s Mall

Maryland’s Annual Behavioral Health Rally on Lawyer’s Mall is organized by the Maryland Behavioral Health Coalition and will take place on February 25th, 2016. At this event, advocates speak alongside Maryland legislators about the importance of continued support to behavioral health services and promote the “Keep the Door Open” campaign which last year urged Governor Hogan to restore much-needed funding to the Maryland Behavioral Health Administration. There was a turn-out of more than 300 Maryland behavioral health advocates last year! Join us this year on February 25th, 2016.
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Become an Advocate

Do you have the passion to inspire change in your community? 

Make a difference. Take a stand. Become an advocate.


Mental Health Association of Maryland’s Commit 5 to Advocacy Campaign

  1. Campaign of MHAMD’s Citizen Action Team
  • Commit to five minutes of advocacy each week
  • Learn more and sign up at www.mhamd.org/citizenactionteam/commit2five
  • Once you sign up, you will receive one email per week with all the information you need to perform that week’s activity which could be signing a petition, contacting a legislator or reading and sharing information in your community.