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It‘s Ok to Ask: How to Have a Conversation About Mental Health

It‘s Ok to Ask: How to Have a Conversation About Mental Health

October 6, 2021

 It can be hard to talk about feelings like sadness, hopelessness, and depression, but these emotions are natural parts of being human. How do you have tough conversations about mental health and suicide? Where can you go to get support for yourself or a loved one who might be struggling? Join us for a conversation with Ashlyn McNeely and Denise Giuliano of NAMI Howard County to hear about one personal journey, and how NAMI can help. 

Let’s Talk about Sexual Health!

Let’s Talk about Sexual Health!

July 14, 2021

It’s often hard to talk about sex with a partner, parent, or healthcare provider, but it is essential that young people are empowered to talk about and take control of their sexual health.  Join us for a discussion with the Howard County Health Department’s Reproductive Health Program Supervisor Jenna Mermer and student intern Emma Schreier as we talk about sexual health, things to think about before you have sex, consent, safer sex, birth control, and a walkthrough of a visit to the reproductive health clinic.   

Coping, Covid, College, and Changes

Coping, Covid, College, and Changes

March 3, 2021
Although we are working through a pandemic, students still face the “big life changes”. We are experiencing a drastically different college application process than in past years and this certainly brings about newly felt anxiety and worry for the upcoming months. How can youth balance financial, academic, and socioemotional expectations? As senior year comes to a close, how can we remain motivated while feeling burnt out and ready to move on from this hectic environment? In this podcast, two Howard County Health Department interns will be interviewing a University of Maryland freshman and Assistant Director for Student Support Services at Howard Community College about tips on maneuvering the transition to college during COVID-19 and maintaining emotional wellness.
Keeping Connections

Keeping Connections

November 24, 2020

 Although we are in isolation, we don't have to be disconnected from one another. In this episode, we will provide tips for teens on how to stay socially connected while physically distant. You will hear about creative ways to communicate, join clubs, as well as how other students are feeling in these times.

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Mental Health and the Transition to College

Mental Health and the Transition to College

August 3, 2020

The first year of college can be overwhelming for many reasons, even without the added uncertainties of COVID-19.  Join us for a discussion with Dr. David Tirpak, Associate Director of Career Services at Howard Community College, Katie Rees, a rising sophomore at University of Maryland College Park, and Simon Guteng, Jr., a rising sophomore at University of Maryland Baltimore County on strategies to prioritize your mental health during this transition. 
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TAGGING INFO FOR EPISODE 
Howard County Health Department: @HoCoHealth 

Hammond High School: @hcpss_hahs
UMBC: @UMBC 
UMD Counseling Center: @UMCounselingCTR
Tulane Campus Health: @TUcampushealth

If you post on Instagram, you can tag Simon and Katie at @ishanathan_ and @k80beau and me at @emma.schreier and the Health Department at @hocohealth and @hocostrength 

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