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Honoring Excellence and Dedication: Brook Lane's Bridge to Hope Affair Marks Milestones

Brook Lane is thrilled to announce the achievement of raising nearly $48,000 during the 3rd annual Bridge to Hope Affair held on Saturday, April 27th. This black-tie optional event, hosted at Cortland Mansion, had 160 guests, featured more than 20 Silent Auction items, and garnered the generous support of nearly 30 contributing sponsors.

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Brook Lane’s Sharon Gladfelter Receives Lifetime Achievement Award for 60 Years of Dedicated Service

HAGERSTOWN, MD – Brook Lane, Western Maryland’s largest non-profit mental health system is excited to announce that The Daily Record has selected Sharon Gladfelter, Director of Health Information Services, as a 2024 Health Care Hero, winning the Lifetime Achievement Award.

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From Helpless to Helpful: The Power of Mental Health First Aid

Upon registering for the mental health first aid course, I found myself pondering its relevance, questioning the necessity of mental health first aid in light of my position as a Family Support Specialist.

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Laurel Hall School Receives Type III Licensure to Expand Education Program Opportunities on Brook Lane’s Main Campus

Brook Lane, Western Maryland’s largest non-profit mental health system is excited to announce that its Laurel Hall School in Hagerstown has officially amended the current type I licensure to include a type III education program

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Beyond Therapy: Building Resilience and Success with a Morning Mindfulness Routine

Conversations about therapy inevitably come up with my many clients, family members and friends. Discussions invariably lead to comments such as, “My therapist saved my life.” Or, “Therapy is just not for me.” To some extent, both of these statements lack validity. Therapy is not for those who need it—it is for those who want it.

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Pam's Story: From the Throes of Depression to Planning a Spring Vacation

In the realm of mental health treatment, breakthroughs can emerge from unexpected avenues, offering new hope to those who have long grappled with debilitating conditions like major depression.

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Brook Lane holds ribbon cutting for Child & Adolescent High Acuity Residential Crisis Pilot Program: could be replicated and expanded across the state

Brook Lane, Western Maryland’s largest non-profit mental health system held a ribbon cutting on Thursday, March 7 for its new Child & Adolescent High Acuity Residential Crisis Program.

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Brook Lane and Meritus Consider Opportunities to Partner

Supporting a growing community need for mental health services: Brook Lane and Meritus consider opportunities to partner, enhance care for region and state

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Gemma's Story: A Journey to Independence

Gemma battled severe depression for the majority of her life, leading to recurring suicide attempts while living in Mississippi. With a family history of mental health challenges, compounded by a tumultuous marriage, she sought counseling there. However, it wasn’t until she relocated to Maryland and found Brook Lane that Gemma experienced true transformation.

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Self-Care Solace: Nurturing Wellness and Combating Loneliness

The holidays are almost over and the hustle and bustle of the season is coming to a close. The increased interactions with loved ones will soon be replaced with regular routines and much less social engagement.  It is an opportune time to shed some light on the challenges faced by those grappling with loneliness, particularly the elderly.

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