•A free booklet, "Don't Let Us Get Hooked on Tobacco," is available to parents who want to dissuade children and teens from smoking. The booklet is sponsored by the Learn to Live program and can be ordered or downloaded online at . Information: 410-222-7979.
•The Prescription Discount Program is available to all county residents of any age and income. Information: 410-222-4531 or visit and log in using Group #586.
•The Learn to Live program offers an annual newsletter for child care providers and parents. The newsletter includes healthy eating tips, advice on when to keep ill children home, facts on pertussis (whooping cough), and approaches to prevent temper tantrums. In addition to Building Blocks, Learn to Live offers publications for parents and child care providers that can be ordered from the Learn to Live Line, 410-222-7979, or on the website .
The Department of Health offers the following mental services for children and adults:
Adolescent and family services, call 410-222-6785
Addictions treatment, 410-222-6725
Prevention and education services to prevent violent behavior and alcohol and drug abuse in young people, 410-222-6724
For additional information about mental health services visit . or call the county's Crisis Response Warmline, 410-768-5522.