Consumer Activities


OOO is a peer-support, activities and education program for people with serious mental illness which includes both scheduled and unscheduled activities.  The drop-in-program is open Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 1-6 p.m. at 236 A North Market Street.  Scheduled activities such as support groups, speaker meetings, art and creative writing lessons, relaxation exercise groups, videos and potluck suppers are scheduled at various times during the week.  Call On Our Own at 301-620-0555 during operating hours.


Depression and manic-depression peer support group an activity of On Our Own, meets every Thursday of the month at 7:30 PM, except the first Thursday.  DRADA means "Choosing a Better Life".  DRADA meetings on second Thursdays, except during July and August, offer professional speakers.  Meetings on the third through fifth Thursdays are peer-support discussion meetings.  The location is Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1415 W. 7th Street.  For more information call Earlene at 301-620-0555.  DRADA (Depressive and Related Affective Disorders Association) is affiliated with John Hopkins.


A support group for those with depression and other forms of mental illness.  This group is not a therapy session.  Join us…..  Kemp Hall,  4 East Church Street, 1st Floor, Room A, Frederick, MD 21701--Meetings are each Wednesday (except the 1st Wednesday of the month) 7:00 -- 8:30 PM.


The Consumer Council is a bridge between the consumers of mental health services and the Mental Health Management Agency and through MHMA to the Public Mental Health System.  You can have direct input to what happens in Frederick County.  You can make a difference.  Have a voice by joining the Consumer Council to advise MHMA as we manage State Mental Health Funding for Frederick County.  Call MHMA at 301-682-6017 for more information.  Consumer Council meets the second Tuesday of every month at MHMA at 7:00 PM. 


The primary purpose of the council is to advise the Mental Health Management Agency on program and policy issues as they relate to the Public Mental Health System.  We encourage families with youth younger than 23 to join us.  The council meets the first Tuesday of every month at MHMA.  Please call MHMA at 301-682-6017 for more information.

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