August 18, 2019

Walden Offers Pop Up Recovery Events

Hope for Tomorrow

Walden Behavioral Health will be at the Charlotte Hall Library on May 9 from 10:30 to 12:15 pm and again at the Leonardtown Library on May 16 from 11 am to 1 pm, offering a Pop Up Recovery Event.

MedStar Helps to Treat Opioids’ Youngest Victims

Youngest Victims

Newborn babies are testing positive for opioids more frequently than ever, and MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown is working to keep up with the care needed by this epidemic’s youngest victims.

Crisis Services Continue at Walden

Crisis Services

Staff from Walden Sierra and St. Mary’s County Public Schools are making counseling services available to help residents of the county cope with the tragic shooting at Great Mills High School. 

Bauman is New COO at Walden


Dr. Sam Bauman is the new chief operating officer at Walden Behavioral Health in Southern Maryland.

Community Forum Will Address Substance Abuse

Hope for Tomorrow

The “Substance Abuse Is Devastating Our Children” community forum will begin at 6:30 pm Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, at Leonardtown High School at 23995 Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown. The event is being presented by the Narcotics Overdose Prevention Education Task Force, and is supported by Walden Behavioral Health and MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital.

Opioid Learning Series Continues in March

Public Safety

Several organizations will present a six-part series of events focusing on the opioid epidemic. Known as the Opioid Learning Series, sponsors for the series include the St. Mary’s County Health Department, St. Mary’s County Library, Walden Behavioral Health, and MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital.

Mielcarek Added to Walden Staff


Walden Behavioral Health has announced that a new person has been added to its staff as the organization fighst the opioid epidemic. Barbara Mielcarek has been hired as Walden’s psychiatric nurse practitioner.

Walden Beacon of Hope Block Party Set

Block Party

Beacon of Hope, the Recovery Community Center of Walden Behavioral Health, is bringing the community together with a block party on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, in Lexington Park.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

domestic violence

Walden Sierra remains committed to mourning those lost, celebrating survivors, and connecting victims with paths to end the violence.

Walden Cancels Annual Fundraiser

Hope for Tomorrow

Walden Behavioral Health has canceled its annual fundraiser scheduled for Friday, Sept. 29. Walden is urging supporters to support either the official charities set up to support hurricane recovery efforts or to support local homelessness through Three Oaks Center in Lexington Park.