February 25, 2018

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

Walden Cancels Annual Fundraiser

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.

WARM Volunteer Drivers Sought

WARM volunteer drivers

WARM volunteer drivers are still being sought for this winter.

Opioid Learning Series Continues in February

Opioid Learning Series

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

Walden Cancels Annual Fundraiser

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.

Story Highlights Need for Overdose Awareness

overdose awareness

Walden and the St. Mary’s County Health Department are sponsoring a special event Aug. 31 in honor of International Overdose Awareness Day.

Event Focuses on Overdose Awareness

Overdose awareness

Aug. 31, 2017, will be a day for remembrance, reflection, and hope for the future as the community marks International Overdose Awareness Day with the help of Walden and the St. Mary’s County Health Department.