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June 2022 Responsible Fatherhood Month Mini-Grants

In recognition of the importance of involved, committed and supportive fathers, the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood has released a new funding opportunity. The commission will award up to 15 mini-grants to nonprofit organizations and/or government entities that host father-child events in June, Organizations chosen will be reimbursed up to $4,000 for eligible expenses incurred in June 2022. The deadline to submit applications is 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 24. Click HERE for more information and to apply.

Upcoming Trainings for Housing Providers

The OhioMHAS Bureau of Recovery Supports, in partnership with the Coalition on Housing and Homelessness in Ohio, will host upcoming trainings for housing providers on the following topics on Motivational Interviewing, Racial Equity, and Housing 101. Click the links below for more information and to register. Questions? Please email Desiree.Bell@mha.ohio.gov

Motivational Interviewing and Housing 101 | Feb. 16, 1:00-3:00 p.m. and April 15, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Racial Equity and Housing 101 | May 25, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

School-based Suicide Prevention: Promising Approaches and Opportunities for Research Recording

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has released a recording of its Jan. 14 webinar School-based Suicide Prevention: Promising Approaches and Opportunities for Research. In this webinar, presenters from Michigan, Massachusetts, and Maryland, described innovative practices in school-based suicide prevention they are currently implementing, with a particular focus on risk identification, follow up, and referral for additional services for high-risk youth. In addition to describing the programs, presenters discussed preliminary research efforts and challenges, as well as ways to overcome common barriers to implementing suicide prevention in schools, including data collection and evaluation. Click HERE to watch the recording. 

In the News

2.4.22 | USA Today Opioid epidemic study: Teens, young adults lose 1.25M years of life

2.3.22 | NBC News Recent suicides are illustrating the need for better mental health care

2.3.22 | NPR Therapists say a new law requiring upfront cost estimates could discourage patients

2.3.22 | Lima News Smith proclaims February teen dating violence prevention month

2.3.22 | Columbus Dispatch Is life stressing you out? Here’s how it may be harming your heart and what you can do about it.

2.3.22 | WKRC-TV Flipping a ‘switch’ in the brain could stop addiction, be key to saving millions of lives

2.2.22 | NIH News Suicides by drug overdose increased among young people, elderly, and Black women despite overall trend downward

2.2.22 | Cleveland.com Mental health advocates from Ohio, elsewhere urge Congress to provide more support

2.2.22 | Toledo Blade Grants to assist with mental health, addiction care

2.2.22 | SpectrumNews1 Cincinnati woman celebrates 10 years of sobriety and service

2.2.22 | Newsmedical.net New tool could help detect geographical hotspots for mental health problems caused by COVID

2.2.22 | New Philadelphia Times-Reporter Court report: COVID affects drug addiction and deaths in Tuscarawas County

2.2.22 | WCH Record-Herald Understanding mental health insurance benefits

2.1.22 | CBS News Dr. Sue Varma shares how to have meaningful conversations about mental health with loved ones

2.1.22 | WCMH-TV Teen shares ‘terrifying’ mental health concerns with Congress

2.1.22 | WFMJ-TV New program aims at keeping ex-inmates out of prison