Discussion on LGBTQ Youth and Mental Health – February 10, Columbia, MD

Tuesday, February 10
PFLAG Meeting
Owen Brown Interfaith Center
7246 Cradlerock Way
Columbia, MD
Razia Kosi, is a mental health professional, the co-founder of Counselors Helping (South) Asians/Indians, Inc. (CHAI) and the Cultural Proficiency Specialist with the Howard County Public School System. Her daughter Maya, a high school senior, recently penned a moving essay entitled “I Was Born Pansexual. The Diagnosis Came Later.” about her journey and the lack of support LGBTQ youth face from our society.

Mental Health First Aid For Montgomery County’s Faith Community – March 7, Rockville, MD

Saturday, March 7, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m|
Mental Health Association (Conference Room)
1000 Twinbrook Parkway, Rockville, MD 20851
Space is VERY limited, so please register early.
Lunch will be served.
Are you prepared to help a member of your congregation who you suspect is dealing with a mental health crisis? If you thought someone was depressed, what would you say to reach out? Mental Health First Aid can assist you in feeling prepared to reach out to someone dealing with a mental health issue.

Legalizing Aid in Dying in Maryland Presentation on Video

Four states in the US have legalized Death with Dignity, also known as Aid in Dying. Many other states in the US and other countries are debating this matter in their legislatures. Through the advocacy of a small group of volunteers and the national office of Compassion and Choices, DwD/AID is slowly moving towards an active campaign to bring the law to Maryland.

Interfaith Prayer Service for Ebola Relief in West Africa-November 19, Silver Spring, MD

Wednesday, November 19th
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Civic Center
1 Veterans Place
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Prayers, music and information sharing about the crisis from local and international guest speakers
Donations of dried beans, rice, canned food, medical supplies, masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, etc. which will be taken and shipped to West Africa to help those in need.
Monetary donations with checks made out to “ISWA” can be sent to: Islamic Society of Washington Area, 2701 Briggs Chaney Rd., Silver Spring, MD 20905

World AIDS Day-November 30, Hyattsville, MD

Sunday November 30, 1:00 p.m.
First United Methodist Church of Hyattsville
6201 Belcrest Road, Hyattsville, Maryland 20782
in Fellowship Hall on the lower level. There is plenty of parking in the rear of the church.
The HIV/AIDS Ministry will be observing World AIDS Day with a free luncheon followed by a speaker for adults and a workshop presented by Kaiser Permanente for teens in grades 8-12.