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Blog Entries - tag: 'Walden events'

Come join Walden at the Camp Maria Retreat Center for Mental Health First Aid Training

Posted on: March 25, 2015 1:00 pm
Tags: Walden, Walden events

Come join Walden at the Camp Maria Retreat Center
for Mental Health First Aid Training

Walden will be partnering with Camp Maria Retreat Center to offer a Mental Health First Aid Training on Tuesday, April 7th from 9 am – 3 pm and on Wednesday, April 8th from 9 am – 3 pm.

Come join Walden at the Camp Maria Retreat Center for the Mental Health First Aid training on Tuesday, April 7th from 9 am – 3 pm and on Wednesday, April 8th from 9 am – 3 pm.

Designed for people who are not mental health clinicians, Mental Health First Aid teaches community members the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, exposure to trauma and substance use disorder. You will learn a core five-step action plan to support a person who is developing signs and symptoms of mental illness or is in a crisis, including suicidality.  Those who successfully complete the training will receive certification as a Mental Health First Aider, good for three years.  For more information about Mental Health First Aid, please contact Laura Webb at 301-997-1300 x 804 or lauraw@waldensierra.org

Facilitators are certified trainers of Mental Health First Aid and represent Walden and On Our Own of St. Mary’s. Thanks to grant funding from the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, the training is free.  Lunch will be provided each day. 

Please register for this event by April 1st by contacting MeMe Stauffer at 301-475-8330 or reservations.campmaria@gmail.com

About Walden

Walden offers a comprehensive array of behavioral health treatment, and recovery services to individuals and families throughout the community. These services include crisis intervention, psychiatric and mental health therapy, trauma services related to relationship abuse or sexual assault, drug and alcohol services and community and recovery support services such as the free and open to the public Beacon of Hope and The Cove/DFZ Recovery and Wellness Centers.

For more information about how Walden can help, please visit www.waldensierra.org, contact the 24-hour crisis hotline at 301-863-6661 anonymously, or call the appointment line at 301-997-1300/888-912-7366. Walden can also be found on Facebook and Twitter

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Join Beacon of Hope of Walden at the Fed Up! Rally in Washington DC on Sunday 9/28

Posted on: August 19, 2014 12:00 pm
Tags: Walden sierra, Walden events
Join Beacon of Hope of Walden at the Fed Up! Rally in Washington DC on Sunday 9/28 Concerned about the rising number of individuals addicted to opiates in our community and ready to do something about it? Join Beacon of Hope of Walden’s advocacy team read more …

Drug Summit for the Community Planned on March 7th

Posted on: February 4, 2014 12:00 pm
Tags: News, Walden events, Recovery, Counseling
Please join Walden at the Drug Summit planned for the Community on March 7, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Hall.Walden will be partnering with the St. Mary’s County Department of Aging and Human Services, Health Department, Sheriff’s read more …

Healthcare Enrollment Bliz! March 1st & 8th, 2014

Posted on: January 26, 2014 10:50 pm
Tags: News, Walden events, Behavioral health
If you or anyone you know needs health insurance, tackle the problem at our Healthcare Enrollment Blitz.  Coming to 2 locations in St. Mary's County!1st opportunity, Saturday March 1st, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Anchor of Charlotte Hall:  30007 Business Center read more …

A Holiday Message from Dr. Kathleen O'Brien

Posted on: December 3, 2013 2:38 pm
Tags: News, Walden events, Friends & alumni activities, Behavioral health
December 1, 2013Dear Friends:What a year 2013 has been at Walden!  Close to 3,000 lives were touched by our services as we marked our 40th anniversary providing “help for today; hope for tomorrow.”   We have been delighted and honored by the read more …

Printing Press makes Navigating the Waves of Change a lot smoother for Walden 40th

Posted on: October 6, 2013 2:58 pm
Tags: News, Walden events
Many thanks to Printing Press, Inc. for the in-kind sponsorship of Navigating the Waves of Change- Walden 40th!  The invitations and event programs were beautiful, and the customer service was wonderful.  With over 30 years in the printing read more …

RED, Inc.: long-time Walden supporter

Posted on: September 24, 2013 5:59 pm
Tags: News, Walden events
Walden thanks RED-INC and Karen Garner, President, for supporting Navigating the Waves of Change, our 40th anniversary event.  Like our Executive Director and CEO Kathleen O'Brien, Karen Garner brings expertise that continues to build RED-INC's reputation read more …

Walden thanks J.F. Taylor, Inc. for its support!

Posted on: September 24, 2013 12:28 pm
Tags: News, Walden events
Walden thanks J F Taylor for supporting our Cove/D.F.Z. Respite Station at our upcoming Navigating the Waves of Change event this Friday.  Founded in 1983, J.F. Taylor-- much like Walden-- has responded to the needs of its constituents and added new services read more …

Ballet Caliente jetes to sponsor Navigating the Waves of Change

Posted on: September 18, 2013 7:30 am
Tags: News, Walden events
Many thanks to Ballet Caliente for sponsoring Walden's 40th anniversary event, Navigating the Waves of Change.  Ballet Calliente teaches dance as an art form  in a safe nurturing environment.Walden welcomes Ballet Calliente to St. Andrew's Church Road, the read more …

Imagine One Navigating the Waves of Change with Walden

Posted on: September 17, 2013 9:25 pm
Tags: News, Walden events
Walden and Kathleen O'Brien, CEO, thank Imagine One and Nancie Lumpkins, CEO and President, for sponsoring our Navigating the Waves of Change event at the Minding the Compass level.  Both Walden and Imagine One have visionary women at their helm.  Kathy read more …

"Chesapeake Chic" Revealed? Join us on 9/27!

Posted on: September 17, 2013 8:12 pm
Tags: News, Walden events
Many are asking this question, "What exactly is Chesapeake Chic?"  In this photo album, Resource Engagement Coordinator Laura Webb and her sister Anne ask Kathleen O'Day O'Brien what she thinks of their sallies:  read more …

Walden thanks Millison Management for helping us Mind the Compass

Posted on: September 16, 2013 10:56 pm
Tags: News, Walden events
With an outpatient/community mental health clinic, crisis satellite site, and a recovery and wellness community center in Lexington Park, we consider ourselves at Walden heavily invested in the well-being of Lexington Park/Great Mills residents.  We thank read more …

PAE: old friend and a new name to thank for helping Walden in Navigating the Waves of Change

Posted on: September 15, 2013 10:18 pm
Tags: News, Walden events
Thank you, PAE (Pacific Architects and Engineers) Applied Technologies, LLC for sponsoring Walden's 40th anniversary event at the Minding the Compass Level.  Joe Anderson of PAE (formerly CSC) has been a champion of Walden since, well, just about 40 years read more …

Brooks and Barbour Team, Century 21 are Navigating the Waves of Change

Posted on: September 14, 2013 7:37 am
Tags: News, Walden events
Many thanks to Brooks and Barbour Team, Century 21, for donating at the Minding the Compass level to our 40th anniversary event.  Like Walden, Karen Alfred Brooks and Lucy Barbour are high achievers in their work and in the community.  Karen and Lucy have read more …

Whitten Laser Eye "Minding the Compass" with Walden

Posted on: September 12, 2013 10:29 pm
Tags: News, Walden events
No pun intended, but we can't resist thanking Whitten Laser Eye for having the vision to support Walden's comprehensive continuum of behavioral health.Dr. Mark Whitten is 1 of only 3 surgeons in the United States to have performed over 120,000 laser vision read more …

Walden thanks Bob Taylor Engineering: a consistent partner in Minding the Compass toward help for today; hope for tomorrow

Posted on: September 12, 2013 5:58 pm
Tags: News, Walden events
Thirty years ago, Robert F. Taylor launched Bob Taylor Engineering.  Not only is the firm a premier materials testing and geotechnical services business; it is also a strong supporter of the community.  A local business itself, Bob Taylor Engineering has read more …

Walden thanks CMI Affiliated Companies for Minding the Compass toward Behavioral Health

Posted on: September 12, 2013 2:52 pm
Tags: News, Walden events
Walden thanks CMI Affiliated Companies and John K. Partlett, Jr. for generous support of our September 27th event, Navigating the Waves of Change at the Minding the Compass level.  CMI is located in Charlotte Hall, Maryland, centrally located to serve St. read more …

Winning slogan named, Community Block Party t-shirts on the way!

Posted on: September 11, 2013 10:20 pm
Tags: News, Walden events, Friends & alumni activities, Recovery
The winning slogan for the Recovery and Wellness Community Block Party happening 9/29, 2 to 5 p.m., in Lexington Park/Millison Plaza has been selected by popular vote.  "Do the right thing, even when nobody's looking" won!  Congratulations, J.N.!  Join us read more …

Thank you, Medstar St. Mary's Hospital for supporting us!

Posted on: September 11, 2013 9:17 pm
Tags: Walden events
Walden Behavioral Health thanks our partner in the HEZ (Healthcare Enterprise Zone of Lexington Park/Great Mills), Medstar St. Mary's Hospital, for a "Before the Wind" level sponsorship of our 40th anniversary event, Navigating the Waves of Change.  This read more …

Walden thanks Old Line Bank, "Before the Wind" in Navigating the Waves of Change

Posted on: September 11, 2013 5:10 pm
Tags: Walden events
Old Line Bank has once again shown its commitment to supporting crisis and behavioral health services in Southern Maryland with a "Before the Wind" level sponsorship of Walden's 40th Anniversary event, Navigating the Waves of Change.   Navigating the Waves read more …

Recovery & Wellness Community Block Party 9/29

Posted on: September 5, 2013 3:17 am
Tags: Walden events, Friends & alumni activities, Recovery
It's a Party in the Park on Sunday, September 29th from 2-5 p.m., celebrating recovery and wellness.  All ages are invited to come out and enjoy a rain or shine afternoon of free fun and food.   Games, activities, music, henna tattoo artist, face painting, read more …

Please join us at The Cove/DFZ on 4/16 for an Open House!

Posted on: April 11, 2013 9:07 pm
Tags: News, Walden events, Recovery
Celebrate our 40th anniversary as well as check out our newest program, The Cove/D.F.Z. Youth Wellness and Recovery Center, at our Open House!When:  Tuesday, 4/16, 12-2 p.m. Where:  44871 St. Andrews Church Road California, MD What's Available:  food, read more …

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® St. Mary's: coming April 7, 2013

Posted on: March 5, 2013 11:40 am
Tags: News, Walden events, Friends & alumni activities
What is Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® - St. Mary's?a) men, including community leaders and youth/young adults, walking around the St. Mary's College Track in women's shoes b) women and families cheering them on c) people walking in honor of survivors and in read more …

Outback Steakhouse (California, Md) hosts fundraiser for Walden on 2/28

Posted on: February 16, 2013 11:01 pm
Tags: News, Walden events
Walden supporters and those who just love steak, salmon, chicken or veggie pasta are invited to join us at Outback Steakhouse on Thursday 2/28 at 11:30 a.m.  A choice of entree, salad, drink and sweet treat, along with a some fun Walden 40th anniversary read more …

Walden turns 40 and celebrates all year!

Posted on: February 2, 2013 1:27 am
Tags: News, Walden events
At Walden, we wear our years with pride and gratitude.  Having evolved with the Southern Maryland community, we are now experiencing the most rapid growth in our organization since our inception in 1973.  Join us throughout the year as we look back to our read more …

HELP Portrait Coming to Beacon of Hope on 12/8!

Posted on: December 5, 2012 9:49 pm
Tags: Walden events, Friends & alumni activities, Help portrait. recovery
Beacon of Hope will be open early on Saturday 12/8 to host local volunteers offering a Help Portrait Day on Saturday 12/8.  An all volunteer effort with an international reach, HELP Portrait Day gives photographers the chance to do something good and local read more …

Piggy Bank Yard Sale at Beacon of Hope 12/1

Posted on: November 14, 2012 10:24 pm
Tags: Walden events, Friends & alumni activities
On Saturday December 1st,  Beacon of Hope Recovery Community Center will host its first-ever Piggy Bank Yard Sale.  Every item will be on sale for just a penny from 12-7 p.m. at this one day only event.  The Piggy Bank Yard Sale is open to the public. We read more …

Bay Net article on Recovery Discovery Walk- please join us Saturday 10/27/12!

Posted on: October 25, 2012 10:56 am
Tags: Walden events

Please check out the Bay Net's Profile of the Recovery Discovery Walk in Leonardtown on 10/27, 8:30 a.m.!

http://www.thebaynet.com/news/index.cfm/fa/viewstory/story_ID/29840

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Walden's Crisis & Treatment Services Honor Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Posted on: October 9, 2012 10:07 pm
Tags: News, Walden events, Treatment, Walden, Crisis, Domestic violence, Clotheseline project
October is Domestic Violence Awarness Month, and Walden is marking the month with several special activities.  For the entire month of October , Walden is displaying “Air It Out: the Clothesline Project” at the Lexington Park Library Art Gallery.  read more …

Walden thanks donors and partners of Southern Maryland Recovery Block Party

Posted on: October 9, 2012 9:28 pm
Tags: News, Walden events, Recovery, Drug and alcohol treatment, Walden
We sincerely thank the following donors and sponsors for their support of treatment and recovery programming at the Southern Maryland Recovery Block Party, held on September 16th, at Beacon of Hope Recovery Community Center:Leading by Example: CMI read more …

Walden Recovery Block Party article and video published

Posted on: October 7, 2012 8:09 pm
Tags: News, Walden events, Friends & alumni activities, Recovery, Samhsa, Walden
The Lexington Park Leader covered the Southern Maryland Recovery Block Party at our Beacon of Hope Recovery Community Center on Sept 16th.  To go to the article and video, go to read more …

National Recovery Month Celebrated at Walden!

Posted on: September 10, 2012 12:44 pm
Tags: Walden events

To read about the Southern Maryland Recovery Block Party, Anchor Alumni Picnic, and the Recovery Discovery Walk, as well as Walden's commitment to celebrating behavioral health recovery, please check out this Lex Leader article:

http://lexleader.net/celebrate-national-recovery-month-walden/

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Recovery Discovery Walk 2012 Set for October 27th!

Posted on: June 27, 2012 5:08 pm
Tags: News, Walden events, Friends & alumni activities
Put on some walking shoes and come on down to Leonard Hall Recreation Center on Saturday, October 27th, 2012 to join us for our 2nd Recovery Discovery Walk event!Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. with light refreshments, and our easy 1.25 mile Discovery Walk read more …

Recovery Block Party is September 16th, 1-4 p.m.!

Posted on: June 27, 2012 4:50 pm
Tags: News, Walden events, Friends & alumni activities
Recovery happens.  Recovery is contagious.  Recovery gets even better with time. Recovery is worth it!In Millison Plaza in Lexington Park, in front of the Beacon of Hope Recovery Community Center, Walden will host our first ever Recovery Block Party on read more …

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes-St. Mary's is Sunday April 1st, 2012

Posted on: March 3, 2012 11:53 am
Tags: News, Walden events, Friends & alumni activities
On Sunday April 1st at 2 p.m., Walden and St. Mary's College Maryland are teaming up to host the 2nd annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes-St. Mary's.  The event is rain or shine, and is located at the Track at St. Mary's College (rain location in the adjacent read more …

Outback Luncheon Fundraiser for Walden on March 8th

Posted on: February 9, 2012 12:12 pm
Tags: News, Walden events
Please join us at the Outback Steakhouse in California, Maryland on March 8th, 2012 for your choice of steak, chicken, pasta or salmon...and a heaping side of help and hope!  Entrees are served with main dish, rice, salad, drink and dessert.  Tickets are read more …

Recovery Discovery Walk on October 22nd

Posted on: October 3, 2011 12:23 pm
Tags: Walden events, Recovery
Are you someone... with a lived experience in recovery? who is seeking recovery? with a loved one in recovery or seeking recovery? who believes that everyone with the courage to face addiction and trauma has the potential for recovery? Then, the read more …