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>>> ‘Beat the Stigma’ Recovery Special to Air Tonight

Learn how you can help Beat the Stigma surrounding addiction and mental health. A 30-minute special about hope and recovery featuring Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) Director Lori Criss will be airing tonight on TV stations in the following communities:

WKYC-3 in Cleveland, 7:30 p.m. | Preview https://youtu.be/hxONj393rbg

WBNS 10-TV in Columbus, 9:30 p.m. | Preview https://youtu.be/6FLF1xnBFKc

WTOL 11 in Toledo, 9:30 p.m. | Preview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqSw5cUG1zE

>>> Ohio Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Prevention and Promotion Announces $1M in Funding

The newly established Ohio Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Prevention and Promotion aims to share the innovative and impactful work that organizations, coalitions, or groups in Ohio are engaged in to advance mental, emotional, and behavioral health prevention and promotion in Ohio.  In addition, the Center is designed to support system change efforts to help communities identify local prevention needs and solutions, enhance multi-sector efforts to support Ohio’s children, adults, and families, and support Ohio’s prevention workforce with opportunities to learn and grow as a professional.

The Center recently announced two new RFPs, totaling $1 million in prevention funding for local communities.  Applications are due on Oct. 7.  You can learn more about the funding opportunities and the Center by:

Questions about the Center can be directed to preventioncoe@ohio.edu.   

>>> Hispanic Heritage Month 2022: "Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation"

Hispanic Heritage Month is observed each year from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. With this year's theme, "Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation," the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) encourages everyone to ensure that all voices are represented and welcomed to help build stronger communities and a stronger nation. Visit the OMH Hispanic Heritage Month website to find bilingual resources and materials on Hispanic/Latino health, downloadable graphics and social media messaging, and a customizable graphic template in English and Spanish.

>>> New NIMH Tools Aid in Suicide Prevention

A workgroup organized and supported by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) developed an evidence-based suicide detection and prevention pathway to make it easier for primary care doctors to implement suicide risk screening in their practices. The pathway, intended for use in adult primary care settings, will serve as a resource to help doctors identify patients at risk for suicide and connect them to mental health services. It includes detailed information on how to conduct suicide risk screening and when and how to intervene. The three steps of the pathway include: risk screening, safety assessment, and course of action planning. A similar pathway for suicide risk screening in pediatric emergency departments is also available. Both pathways were developed by NIMH and non-NIMH experts based on their research and experience, as well as an extensive review of the literature.

>>> Crawford County Annual Walk for Suicide Prevention – Sept. 24

The Crawford County Suicide Prevention Coalition will hold its annual Suicide Prevention Walk on Sept. 24 at 9:30 a.m. Walks will be held in three locations simultaneously: Bucyrus (Avita Hospital), Galion (United Church of Christ), and Crestline (behind the police/fire station). For more information, contact the Marion-Crawford ADAMH Board at 419.562.7288.

>>> Montgomery County 2022 Family & Friends Walk for Mental Health Awareness – Sept. 24

The National Alliance on Mental Illness Montgomery County will host its 2022 Family & Friends Walk for Mental Health Awareness on Sept. 24 from 11:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Five Rivers MetroParks RiverScape Pavilion. The event also features resources, vendors, live music, carnival games, food, raffles, balloon artists, and other activities. Cost is $10. Click HERE for more information.

>>> Hopewell’s 11th Annual David Cutler Conservatory Exploring Mental Health Series – Oct. 6

Hopewell will host its 11th Annual David Cutler Conservatory Exploring Mental Health Series lecture featuring Phyllis Vine on Oct. 6 at 5:30 p.m. at the Glidden House, 1901 Ford Drive, Cleveland. Vine is the author of Fighting for Recovery, an Activist’s History of Mental Health Reform and president of the Board of Directors Gould Farm. The event is free, but reservations are required. RSVP by Sept. 26 to akatzman@hopewell.cc or call 440.247.0912.

>>> Ohio Children’s Alliance Fall Conference – Oct. 10-12

The Ohio Children’s Alliance is hosting its Fall 202 Conference, “Paving the Way,” on Oct. 10-12 at the Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris Hotel. The two-day conference feature keynote and plenary sessions and more than 20 breakout workshops. Up to 10.75 CEUs are available. Click HERE for more information and to register online.

>>> Roads to Recovery Conference – Oct. 17 

The Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board of Cuyahoga County will host its 2022 Roads to Recovery Conference Oct. 17 at the Wyndham Cleveland Airport Hotel. This year’s conference theme, The Culture of Recovery, was chosen to reflect the ADAMHS Board’s efforts to support a recovery-oriented system of care that provides services that are diverse and inclusive and reflect the uniqueness of individuals living with mental illness, substance use disorders and other addictions. This conference is for clients, family members and providers of mental health and/or addiction prevention, treatment and recovery services. Cost is $125 and includes breakfast, lunch, an afternoon snack, and seven CEUs/RCHs. Click HERE to register online by Sept. 30. Questions? Please contact Madison Greenspan, External Affairs Officer, at 216.241.3400, ext. 861 or email greenspan@adamhscc.org

>>> Beyond Self-Care: The Importance of Wellness in the Workplace Webinar – Oct. 26

The Ohio Departments of Mental Health and Addiction Services and Developmental Disabilities will host a free Beyond Self-Care: The Importance of Wellness in the Workplace webinar on Oct. 26 from 10:00–11:30 a.m. Presented by Faye Perkins, LISW-S, CTRP-C, TRCC-II, CIMHP, participants will learn about work-related stress, secondary trauma, and strategies that individuals and organizations can take to address, and even prevent, work-related burnout. The presentation will include didactic, examples, breathing exercises, somatic activities, gratitude practice, loving-kindness meditation, techniques for dealing with tough feelings, and resources for beginning a self-care practice. This training has been approved for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit. Click the link for more information and to register.

>>> MACC, Inc. Seeking Presenters for 2023 Annual Conference

Multiethnic Advocates for Cultural Competence, (MACC) Inc. is seeking proposals from individuals interested in presenting at its 2023 Annual Conference on May 24-25, 2023. The theme is “Advocacy to Activism.” Applications are due by Oct. 3. Click the link for more details. 

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9.15.22 | WTVG-TV Ohio Medicaid introduces new child behavioral health resource in time for school

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9.14.22 | Sharon Herald Butterflies carry messages of hope, love for those in mourning

9.14.22 | Cincinnati Enquirer Ohio School Safety Center expands to improve security for students

9.14.22 | MLB.com Reds raise awareness during National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

9.14.22 | Hamilton Journal-News Fairfield judge leads national board addressing mental health issues

9.13.22 | The Washington Post 8 ways to feel less anxious about things beyond your control

9.13.22 | Mahoning Matters Website to keep Ohioans updated on management of opioid settlement funds

9.12.22 | Springfield News-Sun Silent Watch brings awareness of veteran suicides

9.12.22 | WDTN-TV ‘Hope Changes Everything’: Celebrating addiction recovery in Dayton

9.12.22 | Toledo Blade Scouts partner with local mental health organizations to reduce stigma

9.12.22 | WEWS-TV Sports betting coming to Ohio Jan. 1; here’s how to recognize gambling addiction signs

9.12.22 | Cleveland.com International Overdose Awareness Day honors those lost to addiction

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