May is National Mental Health Awareness Month; Harford County Human Relations Commission Promotes Treatment, Crisis Hotline

From Harford County government: Everyone knows someone who has been affected by mental illness. The Harford County Human Relations Commission is recognizing National Mental Health Awareness Month in May by offering the following information about the nationwide impact of mental illness and the resources available to citizens in Harford County. Mental illness affects one in […]

Harford County Health Department Receives Prestigious Public Health Accreditation

From the Harford County Health Department: The Harford County Health Department received formal notification on March 4th that it has achieved the coveted national accreditation status from the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). The decision brings the number of governmental public health departments now accredited by PHAB to 67 among more than 3,000 eligible state, […]

“Alarming” 45% Increase in Newborn Babies Suffering Withdrawal in Harford County; Department of Community Services to Host Discussion on Drug-Exposed Newborns

From Harford County government: A newborn baby shouldn’t have to suffer the pain of substance abuse withdrawal, but nearly 100 Harford County newborns did just that in 2013, representing an alarming 45% increase from 2012. The Harford County Department of Community Services Office of Drug Control Policy, in partnership with Upper Chesapeake Health and the […]

Hampden Restaurant “Alchemy” to Open Second Location at Bel Air Town Center

From MacKenzie Commercial Real Estate Services LLC: MacKenzie Retail, LLC is proud to announce that popular, Hampden-based restaurant, Alchemy, will be opening a second location, Alchemy Elements, at Bel Air Town Center in Harford County. This new location represents a growing interest among local concepts desiring to expand to suburban markets traditionally dominated by national […]

Harford County Collects 800 Lb of Unwanted Medications for Proper Disposal; Drug Take-Back Program Continues with Permanent Drop Boxes

From Harford County government: Harford County government organized a successful Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 25, with 250 citizens turning in 815 pounds of expired or no longer needed medications. The medications will be properly destroyed without harming the environment. Drug Take-Back programs help address the alarming rate of drug overdoses by limiting the […]