Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery
Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery

May is Mental Health Awareness Month!

MayMentalHealthMonth-2016_Social2_ThumbMental disorders affect one-quarter of all Americans. On any given day one out of every four people you pass may be experiencing a mental illness. 

What’s the number one reason people do not seek help for mental illness? Stigma. Join the conversation on Facebook and help reduce the stigma of mental illness in our community. Download any of the social media squares or Facebook banner and share online. Use #StepInStepUp and #MentalHealthMonth as hashtags. Learn more and access resources at StarkMHAR.org/May.


National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day is May 4, 2017

MH Kids 2017National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day seeks to raise awareness about the importance of children’s mental health and to show that positive mental health is essential to a child’s healthy development from birth. Read more from SAMHSA »

Olympic champions Michael Phelps and Allison Schmitt will serve as Honorary Chairpersons. Don't miss SAMHSA’s live web cast on Thursday, May 4, at 7 p.m. EDT from Washington, DC.! All the details at www.samhsa.gov/children. #HeroesofHope


Register soon: 2017 Clinical Day is May 16

2017 Clinical DayRegister by May 8 for the 2017 Clinical Day: Emerging Strategies in Prevention vs. Harm Reduction & How Communities Can Benefit from Both. This all-day training geared for clinical staff and medical personnel will demonstrate the difference between prevention and harm reduction strategies as well as emerging trends. Presenters include Kevin Hines (Motivational Speaker & Wellness Advocate), Dorothy Chaney (CADCA), Holly Jones (OACBHA), Canton City Health Department, John Ellis, LISW-S, LICDC-CS, ICCS and Amber Wolfrom (ADAMHS Board of Hancock County). Location is First Christian Church, Heritage Hall; 6900 Market Avenue North, Canton, Ohio 44721. Cost is $20.00 which includes a light breakfast, refreshments and a buffet lunch. 6.5 CEUs/RCHs/CMEs pending for all sessions. 3.0 (out of 6.5) CEUs/RCHs Ethics credits available.

Learn more and register for 2017 Clinical Day »


Dynamic national presenters at Leadership Breakfast on June 2

2017-Leadership-BreakfastRegister by May 26 for the 2017 Leadership Breakfast. Hear inspiration and practical tips from dynamic national presenters who have traveled this journey. In addition, hear about the new organizational strategic plan from StarkMHAR Executive Director, John Aller, and celebrate the winners of the 2017 HOPE Awards. Keynote speakers include Ellen Kagan, MSW, Director of the Georgetown University Leadership Program and Elizabeth Manley, LSW, Assistant Commissioner, Children’s System of Care, New Jersey. Location is Walsh University Barrette Center; 2020 East Maple Street, North Canton, OH 44720. Cost is $20.00 per person which includes registration and breakfast. CEUs/RCHs pending for applicable sessions.

Learn more and register for 2017 Leadership Breakfast »


TRAINING CENTER: Don’t miss these May opportunities

MAY 2017 TRAININGS

T-May 16, 2017 from 8:30 AM-5:00 PM: 2017 Clinical Day: Emerging Strategies in Prevention vs. Harm Reduction & How Communities Can Benefit from Both. National and regional presenters include: Kevin Hines (Motivational Speaker & Wellness Advocate), Dorothy Chaney (CADCA), Holly Jones (OACBHA), Canton City Health Department, John Ellis, LISW-S, LICDC-CS, ICCS and Amber Wolfrom (ADAMHS Board of Hancock County). Participants will learn more about the difference between prevention and harm reduction strategies as well as emerging trends. Some of the highlighted topics include: Overview of Prevention vs. Harm Reduction Strategies; Crisis Text Line Statewide Initiative; Canton City Health Department’s Project SWAP; Ethics in the Digital Age; and Cutting as a Harm Reduction Strategy. 6.5 CEUs available. Held at the First Christian Church; 6900 Market Avenue N, Canton, OH 44721. $20.00 per person which includes breakfast, lunch and snacks. Register today »

W/R-May 24/25, 2017 from 8:30 PM-12:30 PM: Mental Health First Aid Training for Youth. This is an 8-hour public education program designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health, addiction or crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD) and eating disorders. 8.0 CEUs offered as well as 3-year certification. Held at the StarkMHAR Training Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702. Register today »


SAVE THE DATE: Mark your calendars!

May is Mental Health Awareness Month! – Join the conversation »

May 4: Children's Mental Health Awareness Day – Learn more »

May 16: 2017 Clinical Day Register today »

June 2: 2017 Leadership Breakfast – Register today »


You are receiving this eNewsletter because you, or your organization, works within the Stark County system of caring for children and families with mental health and/or addiction-related challenges, or because you have signed up to receive StarkMHAR updates.

Powered By BlackbaudUnsubscribe | Forward to a Friend | Visit our website

Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery © 2016 All rights reserved.

f