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Ohio Crisis Academy -- Feb.24

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS), in partnership with Recovery Ohio, the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities and the Great Lakes Mental Health Technology Transfer Center, will host the virtual Ohio Crisis Academy, “Rural Solutions to Crisis Continuum of Services,” on Feb. 24. This training will highlight the major changes that have occurred within the environment of rural behavioral health services, including within context of COVID-19. Speakers will discuss developments in rural mental health crisis response and share strategies to address gaps in care. Click HERE to view the webinar agenda and HERE to register online.

New Date: 19th Annual NADD State of Ohio MI/ID Conference -- July 12-14

Due to ongoing coronavirus pandemic and an overwhelming response to last year’s virtual conference, the 19th Annual NADD State of Ohio MI/ID Conference will take place virtually on July 12-14. The deadline to submit workshop proposals is rapidly approaching. Click HERE to view the Call for Presentations checklist. The deadline to submit proposals is Feb. 18.

Learn How to Grow Audiences Using Social Media Marketing

Prevention Action Alliance will host a social media marketing training to explore how coalitions, prevention organizations, and community non-profits can take advantage of social media marketing opportunities. Sponsored by OhioMHAS and featuring guest speaker Andy Duran, this Zoom-based training will cover multiple social media platforms as well as feature a live demonstration on how to purchase ads on Facebook. In addition to best practices for marketing and engagement we'll also cover how to read the data collected while engaging in social media marketing efforts. The training is being offered on the following dates/times. Click the links for more information. Feb. 17 – 10-11:30 a.m. and Feb. 23 -- 1:30-3 p.m.

New Brief Highlights Implications of COVID-19 for Mental Health and Substance Use

The Kaiser Family Foundation has published a new issue brief that explores mental health and substance use during, and prior to, the COVID-19 pandemic. The brief provides key data points and focuses on populations that were particularly at risk for experiencing negative mental health or substance abuse consequences during the pandemic, including young adults, people experiencing job loss, parents and children, communities of color, and essential workers.

SAMHSA Guide: Treatment of Suicidal Ideation, Self-Harm, and Suicide Attempts Among Youth

As part of its Evidence-based Resource Guide Series, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has developed the Treatment for Suicidal Ideation, Self-Harm, and Suicide Attempts Among Youth guide which provides interventions to treat suicidal ideation, self-harm, and suicide attempts among youth. The guide discusses the prevalence of suicide among youth, effective treatment programs, implementation considerations and strategies, and examples of the successful use of programs in both clinical and community-based settings.

DEA Announces Updated Drugged Driving Web Resources

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has updated its Get Smart About Drugs Drugged Driving page. This web resource defines what drug-impaired driving is and highlights the dangers associated with it. The page also provides
national statistics and links to other federal resources, studies, and toolkits designed to prevent drug-impaired driving. Visit Get Smart About Drugs for more DEA prevention resources for parents, educators, and caregivers.

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