Mental Health

2022-2024 Mental Health LHIP Workgroup  

This Workgroup has three Subcommittees and the vision and goals of each one are described below. Visit the Local Health Improvement Process (LHIP) webpage to join the Workgroup or learn more!

Workforce Development/Capacity Building Subcommittee

Vision Statement: 

  • Mental health treatment slots are available regardless of insurance status at the time an individual seeks services.
  • Individuals have reliable access to services in their native language, either directly or by certified interpreter.

Subcommittee Goal

Frederick County residents will be able to access the full continuum of culturally competent, trauma-informed, high quality mental health treatment services in a timely manner, through an increased capacity of mental health professionals and other trained support persons (i.e. Recovery Coaches, Community Health Outreach Workers) who can offer services.

Community Engagement/Anti-Stigma Subcommittee

Vision Statement: Frederick County is a community where mental health is accepted as an important component of overall health, where residents feel comfortable seeking mental health services, and where residents with mental health concerns are treated with respect and dignity. 

Subcommittee Goal: All Frederick County residents are aware that mental health is health and know how to access and receive mental health care. Mental Health is Health and viewed by the community as an essential and acceptable piece of an individual’s overall healthcare considerations. Reducing stigma is essential to the achievement of both of these goals.

Suicide Prevention Subcommittee

Vision Statement: Frederick County has a sustainable and responsive Suicide Prevention Coalition.

Subcommittee Goal: Reduce the number of people that die by suicide in Frederick County.