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National Mobile Crisis Response Team Survey

To better understand the organization, operation, and financing of Mobile Crisis Teams, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, in partnership with the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors, Vibrant and others, has announced the release of a first-ever National Survey of Mobile Crisis Teams. All mobile crisis, co-responder, and other field-based mental health crisis response teams are encouraged to complete this 10-minute survey by Feb. 28.

Proposals Sought for Ohio Problem Gambling Survey

OhioMHAS is soliciting competitive proposals for Round Three of the Ohio Problem Gambling Survey which will assess the human impact of gambling in the state since the initial 2012 survey.  The intent is to engage a vendor to undertake development and data collection activities for an OhioMHAS survey on gambling in Ohio. As defined in the scope of work in the Request for Proposals, the contractor will also provide the state with final survey instruments in English and Spanish, biweekly fieldwork status reports, a final dataset, and a technical report detailing the sampling methodology and field procedures. More information on this RFP can be found at: https://ohiobuys.ohio.gov/page.aspx/en/bpm/process_manage_extranet/3972. The deadline for applications is Feb. 2 at 2 p.m

Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation Upcoming Webinars

The Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation has announced a pair of upcoming webinars focused on youth suicide prevention. Click the links below for more information and to register. Cost is $25 for each webinar, which includes continuing education credit hours. Questions? Please email Evi Roberts at evi.roberts@ohiospf.org.

Jan. 26 | Stigma: youth populations and suicide

Feb. 22 | A Suicide Specialist: Unique opportunities for prevention on a coroner’s office

2022 Ohio Recovery Housing Summit – March 30

Ohio Recovery Housing (ORH) will host its 2022 Recovery Housing Summit on March 30 at the Fawcett Center on the campus of The Ohio State University in Columbus. Please note: registration for the summit has been delayed as ORH continues to monitor the environment with COVID-19. Click HERE to review ORH’s current COVID-19 policies for the summit.

Ohio Children’s Alliance 46th Annual Spring Conference – May 4-5

The Ohio Children’s Alliance announced that it will host its 46th Annual Spring Conference, “Rise Up,” on May 4-5. The hybrid event will be in-person at the Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris hotel and virtual. The conference planning committee is currently accepting workshop proposals. Click HERE for more information on how to submit a proposal. The deadline to submit a proposal is Feb. 4.  Registration information is forthcoming.

HHS OMH Announces National Minority Health Month 2022 Theme: Give Your Community a Boost

Every April, the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) observes National Minority Health Month to highlight the importance of improving the health of racial and ethnic minorities and reducing health disparities. OMH is proud to announce the theme for National Minority Health Month 2022: Give Your Community a Boost! This year’s theme focuses on the continued importance of COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as one of the strongest tools we have to end the COVID-19 pandemic. This theme supplements the CDC recommendations to prevent COVID transmissions, such as physical distancing, use of well-fitting masks, adequate ventilation, and avoidance of crowded indoor spaces. Click the link above for shareable social media messages, graphics, and information about Give Your Community a Boost!

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1.21.22 | News-Medical.net Intervention focusing on one’s strength may be best way to improve sad mood

1.20.22 | U.S. News & World Report Many who attempt suicide not getting the care they need

1.20.22 | WEWS-TV Cleveland woman turns experience with drug addiction into lessons for others

1.19.22 | Columbus Monthly How landscaping and gardening can boost mental health

1.19.22 | Columbus Dispatch More than $44M raised for Franklin County mental health and addiction center

1.19.22 | WKYC-TV Black children are dying by suicide in America: A different cry

1.19.22 | WCPO-TV Amid pandemic, experts say addressing children’s mental health is key

1.19.22 | WOIO-TV Crisis Intervention Training program will give Cleveland Police tools they need to de-escalate conflict

1.19.22 | Fulton County Expositor Four County ADAMHS Board allocates $944K in federal opioid grant funds