During October and November, members of the coalition successfully placed several letters to the editor in local news outlets, highlighting the need for more discussion about behavioral health needs among elected officials and candidates. With the 2018 election behind us, the coalition will work to continue this discussion during the 2019 legislative session with our lawmakers and ensure that all Marylanders get the care they deserve. Read the letters to the editor below.


Correcting the record on Andy Harris, by Carolyn Ewing | Easton Star Democrat, October 21, 2018

Not enough talk about behavioral health, by Beth Schmidt | Carroll County Times, October 28, 2018

Let’s talk about behavioral health, by Shannon Aleshire, CEO, Mental Health Association of Frederick County| Frederick News-Post, October 28, 2018

Behavioral health in older adults not being discussed, by Mary Stanley | Carroll County Times, October 29, 2018

Mental Health, by Fred Delp | Capital Gazette, November 16, 2018


Check out our 2019 legislative agenda here.