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>>> I Matter: Free Event for Girls & Their Mentors – Feb. 27

In partnership with The Center for Family Safety & Healing at Nationwide Children's Hospital and the ADAMH Board of Franklin County, Ruling Our eXperiences (ROX) is organizing "I Matter," a free community-wide event for girls in grades 6-12 and their female mentors and caregivers to access resources, education, and support for teen dating relationships. The event, which will feature keynote remarks from professor, musician, author, advocate, and survivor Dr. Elaine Richardson, will take place virtually on Feb. 27 at 10:00 a.m. Click the link for more information and to register.

>>> Recording Available: NIMH Workshop on Advancing Training in Suicide Prevention Clinical Care

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) conducted a two-day virtual workshop in late 2021 to assess the state of the science related to suicide prevention training in clinical care with the ultimate goal of preventing suicidal behavior through improved training of providers. The workshop brought together panelists with wide ranging expertise in areas such as intervention development and testing, psychotherapy training, mental health services research, implementation science, health disparities research, suicide-related lived experience, and digital mental health. Click HERE to watch a recording of the webinar.

>>> Mental Health America: 2022 Bell Seal Deadline is Fast Approaching – Submit by March 31

Mental Health America’s Bell Seal for Workplace Mental Health is a national certification program to recognize employers committed to creating mentally healthy workplaces. With two months left, there is still time to start your organization’s Bell Seal application! The deadline for submission is March 31. Unsure if your organization qualifies for the Bell Seal? Take this quick assessment to get your organization’s preliminary score. Please email tadams@mhanational.org with any questions.

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2.11.22 | Bowling Green Sentinel-Tribune Chancellor speaks on education collaboration

2.10.22 | The New York Times CDC proposes new guidelines for treating pain, including opioid use

2.10.22 | HealthDay Opioids, Cocaine, Meth are hitting America’s Black communities hardest

2.10.22 | WBNS-TV Ohio’s child behavioral health system is at a ‘breaking point’

2.9.22 | Smithsonian How exercise boosts the brain and improves mental health

2.9.22 | WBNS-TV What are school districts doing to help students’ mental health?

2.9.22 | WCPN 90.3 Addressing Cleveland students’ mental health needs at a CMSD Say Yes school

2.9.22 | WRGT-TV Super Bowl sports betting: how to gamble responsibly

2.9.22 | Hillsboro Times-Gazette Fighting stigma associated with mental illness

2.9.22 | Athens Messenger Fentanyl drives local overdose deaths to new highs

2.9.22 | The Washington Post Congress is turning attention to mental health

2.9.22 | Columbus Dispatch Ohio moves to regulate kratom – used for pain, opioid addiction – but some say it’s dangerous

2.9.22 | Cleveland.comStudy: alcohol consumption dropped in most states during the pandemic; here’s how Ohio fared

2.9.22 | WKRC-TV Drug use harm reduction kits offered to non-profits through federal program

2.9.22 | Hamilton Journal-News Interstates make Warren County ‘easy prey’ for drug dealers, commander says

2.8.22 | ABC News Pandemic’s impact on youth mental health ‘devastating:’ Surgeon General

2.8.22 | WBNS-TV Signs of mental health challenges in children: what parents should look for.

2.7.22 | WBNS-TV Balancing screen time for children’s mental health

2.5.22 | Warren Tribune-Chronicle Giving up not an option

2.4.22 | Mahoning Matters Niles Symposium to ‘unmute’ racial injustice, mental health issues

1.29.22 | East Liverpool Review Do you know the risks? Marijuana and driving pose danger