Preparing Your Teen for a Virtual School Year

The transition from summer vacation back to school is never easy for families, and this year poses new challenges with most schools in the DC region starting off virtually. Luckily, Mary’s Center expert Rachel Osborn, LICSW, MSW, is here to he...

Mary’s Center: My Home Away from Home

By Raghad Makhlouf We are sharing this inspiring story from a Mary’s Center participant in honor of National Mental Health Month in May. Raghad Makhlouf When my husband and I arrived in the U.S. from Syria as asylu...

We All Have a Role to Play in Preventing Youth Suicide

By Rachel Osborn, LICSW, MSW, Senior Clinical Manager of School Based Mental Health When a young person has a headache or stomachache, they typically don’t hesitate to let someone know they are in distress and need help. Unfortunately, youth a...

Stories from the Front Line: COVID-19 Impact on Mental Health

Uneasy. Anxious. Fearful. Many of us feel these emotions daily from the constant updates on COVID-19 cases, unemployment claims, and even deaths. But what keeps us strong and united are the stories of courage, care, and strength. Stories from our...

Home and Healthy: Skip the Waiting Room with Virtual Appointments

During these stressful and challenging times, self-care is essential, and that means continuing to look after your health. Mary’s Center has found that virtual phone or video appointments with our providers are an excellent alternative to keep...

Let’s Talk About Loneliness

By: Austyn Holleman, MSW MPH LGSW, Manager of Senior Mental Health Project This September, Mary’s Center is commemorating Healthy Aging Month by talking about one of the biggest health concerns facing seniors today: loneliness. It may seem su...

5 Ways To Support A Loved One Addicted To Opioids

The statistics are simply staggering. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every day more than 115 Americans die after overdosing on opioids. Addiction to opioids — including prescription painkiller, h...