Currently out with our camera capturing more exciting moments for you, so stay tuned! But for now, check out some of the cool things our teens have been up to recently!

On Thursday February 28, 2019, County Executive Ball and the Howard County Health Department announced a plan to reduce youth suicide in Howard County. Strategies include increasing awareness and reducing the stigma around suicide/mental health, educating the community about how to recognize risk factors and warning signs, demonstrating how to talk to someone about suicide, and linking youth to appropriate resources.

The evidence-based plan, accompanied by an “It’s OK to Ask” outreach campaign, encourages both youth and adults to talk openly about suicide and suicide prevention. Featured speakers include County Executive Ball and Kat Olbrich of American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). 


Photo: Howard County Government


The TeenHealthMatters team was present at the Leadership U HHS Fair at the Bain 50+ Center in Columbia. What a great turn out from young high school juniors looking for ways to get involved in their schools and community!


Check out our teen interns, Patrick and Grace, as they tele-interviewed Dr. Lawrence Wissow for our Teen Depression podcast recording session



Teen interns, Grace and Patrick, at it again as the tele-interview Dr. Tyish Hall-Brown for our Teen Sleep podcast recording session!


Beth Amstad and Chynae Vicks recording for podcast Episode 7 on teen vaccinations!


Student interns, Grace and Patrick, interviewing college freshman about their experiences in their first year of college!


Check out our teen interns- Patrick, Chidera, and Naa recording PSAs for Teen Health Matters!

Naa, Patrick, and Chidera recording a podcast on teen distracted driving!


Recorded our latest podcast on available HC teen services with special guests Heidi Griswold, Colleen Nester, Valerie Harvey, and Kori Jones.


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