The number of people diagnosed with mental health struggles, like anxiety and depression, is growing and has only been compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, our young people are struggling: suicide is the second leading cause of death for teenagers. The Ed Lally Foundation believes that the time is now to raise awareness of mental health and create a community that understands that hope and healing are tangible. The Ed Lally Foundation’s programs are proactive and provide real tangible tools and resources to help in everyday lives.
We offer a series of in person and virtual events to de-stigmatize mental health struggles and to equip youth and adults with an increased mental health awareness, understanding and coping strategies. We are located in Harford County and provide in person events for the surrounding Maryland area. We also have a series of virtual and in person events available for all communities within the United States.
We believe that no one should be denied access based on their income level and as a result, most of our events are free and open to all those in the community. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation or gender identity), national origin, disability or age.
Power of Expression - MMH Support Groups - Community Experiences
Power of Expression: A one-of-a kind mental health and suicide prevention presentation featuring storytelling, original music and guided meditation. The "Power of Expression" is available as a video series or in-person assembly for students and as a documentary film for schools and community organizations. For more information on the school-based opportunities click here, or for more information on the documentary, click here.
Mindful Mental Health Support Groups: In-person and virtual support group offerings embodying our Mindful Mental Health principles of self-expression and self awareness. Learn more here.
Community Experiences: Retreats, challenges, and special events to connect with your neighbors and ignite a proactive approach to your mental health. Learn more here.