State delegate Karen Lewis Young (D-Frederick) was among 15 national lawmakers to receive an award from the Mental Health Association. 

Lewis Young received the award for her work to promote access and funding for mental health services, including for substance-use disorder. She was nominated for the award by personnel with the Mental Health Association of Frederick County and Way Station, Inc. 

“Mental health and substance use disorder are two of the most pressing public health issues our County is facing. I am thrilled that Delegate Lewis Young was selected for this award and her dedication to these issues was recognized on the national level,” MHA of Frederick County CEO Shannon Aleshire said in a press release.

Other state representatives recognized by the Mental Health Association include those from Utah, Colorado, Kentucky, Tennessee, Wisconsin, California, Wisconsin and Illinois.

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Heather Mongilio is the health and Fort Detrick reporter for the Frederick News-Post. She can be reached at

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John you know you really like her.


This is great! Congratulations.


Wasn't Karen behind the Maryland legislation for assisted suicide?


How ironic


Kelly. What a p...k you are


Really Donald? Remind me why most of your posts here get removed? How come your FB posts are of different style than your FNP posts?

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