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December is the Month of Human Rights and AIDS awareness
November 7, 2020 MCA President Letter
The historical implications of the national election may provoke symptoms that require professional counseling help. To demonstrate our support of the community, the MCA president, Carol ZA McGinnis, has drafted this letter for the community:
Please seek help from a licensed professional counselor or click on the hands for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline if you are having difficulty managing negative thoughts, emotions, or behaviors at this time.
November is National Native American Heritage Month
In a time when we are working toward justice and freedom for all people in our nation, it is poignant for us to take a moment to celebrate National Native American Heritage Month.
Consider purchasing wild rice from the White Earth Nation Ojibwe reservation, researching Maryland tribes, visiting a nearby festival, or attending the 46th Annual Baltimore American Indian Center Pow Wow.
As counseling professionals, we value the unique diversity of every person and our Native American heritage is one that is ethnic as well as spiritual. Please join MCA in celebrating all aspects of client diversity.
Advocacy Committee Letter - Gov. Hogan Moratorium on Evictions
It was my honor to add my name to the Advocacy Committee Letter that was recently sent to our Governor, Larry Hogan on the need for a moratorium on evictions during this COVID-19 crisis. Please consider how you may want to join the effort to advocate for others in the community through MCA!
October 15th MCA President Letter
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
As fall weather begins to roll in, we need to stay vigilant to the men and women who are suffering in our community due to domestic violence.
Please reach out to a licensed counselor (LCPC) in your area if you - or someone you love - are experiencing bullying or interpersonal violence or consider contacting one of the many resources posted on our Anti-bullying/Interpersonal Violence webpage.
September is National Suicide Prevention Month
At this time of COVID-19 isolation, unemployment, and difficulty, it is important for us to be attentive to suicidal thoughts and behaviors in our community.
If you are struggling with thoughts of suicide - or know someone else who may need this information - please use or share:
Maryland Suicide Prevention Program (911 for emergency): call 2-1-1 and press option 1 or text 898-211
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (24 hours a day, available in English and Spanish): 1-800-273-8255
Other helpful resources and information is available at the ACA Suicide Prevention Month Webpage.
Advocacy Committee Letter - Activism Action!
July is Minority Mental Health Month in the State of Maryland by Proclamation of Gov. Hogan!
MCA Stands with International Students
New MCA leadership officers for 2020-2021!
The MCA 2020 Election Results are as follows:
President-Elect--- Dr. Sara Pula
Treasurer--- Dr. Keyona Hall
Secretary-Elect—Dr. Danielle LaSure-Bryant
Please know that MCA is here for you at this difficult time. Reach out to a licensed counselor to obtain help at this time of isolation. Many counselors are offering Telemental health to meet the needs of the community.
It may be useful to do an internet search for an LCPC - Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor or an LGPC - Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor with expertise with a wide variety of issues that relate to anger, ostracism, parenting, marriage, family, children, career, or grief and loss.
As a non-profit organization, the Maryland Counseling Association uses all funds to support the mission, vision, purpose, and needs of the counselors in the State of Maryland. Therefore, all registration fees are final and non-refundable.