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>>> Call for Presenters: Ohio’s 2023 Opiate and Other Drugs Conference

The Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities (OACBHA) Foundation, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS), will host Ohio’s 2023 Opiate and Other Drugs Conference: Leading the Way Together on June 5-6, 2023, at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Columbus. This will be Ohio’s 13th Opiate Conference. The conference will focus on opiates, stimulants, and other substance use disorders, specifically on efforts related to prevention, education, intervention, treatment, recovery, family supports, community engagement, and more. OACBHA is requesting presentations from all categories of professionals, individuals in recovery, and family members.

>>> Growing Up Too Fast: Addressing the Mental Health Challenges Facing Our Youth Today – Oct. 20

Relink.org and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Summit County will present a Growing Up Too Fast: Addressing the Mental Health Challenges Facing Our Youth Today webinar on Oct. 20 at 2:00 p.m. NAMI Summit County Executive Director Leslie Powlette Stoyer will share information about how children are experiencing increased mental health problems. She will explain how children can cope with increased stress and anxiety and provide resources for where to find help in Ohio. The webinar will also feature remarks from a young adult with lived experience. Click the link above for more information and to register. Questions? Please email info@relink.org

>>> Reminder: 2022 Private Psychiatric Inpatient Provider Conference – Oct. 21

OhioMHAS will host its biennial Private Psychiatric Inpatient Provider conference for behavioral health care providers on Oct. 21 at the Quest Conference Center in Westerville. This year’s theme,  “Reengagement and Innovation in Behavioral Healthcare,” highlights innovative practices and emphasizes the importance of reengagement post-pandemic. OhioMHAS Director Lori Criss will address Ohio’s health care workforce shortage. Keynote speaker David Schweighoefer will present lively, current topics in behavioral medicine that are relevant to your practice. Jodi Snider, chief of Licensure and Certification, will present data relevant to inpatient and community providers. Click the link above for an agenda and to view the registration booklet.

>>> Suicide Prevention and First Responders – Nov. 9

The Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation (OSPF) will host a Suicide Prevention and First Responders webinar on Nov. 9 from 11:00 a.m.-noon. Steven M. Click, director of the Ohio Office of First Responder Wellness in the Ohio Department of Public Safety, will explain why it can be difficult to engage first responders in suicide prevention efforts, tips to bypass barriers, and upcoming opportunities to support first responder suicide prevention activities in your community. Click the link for more information and to register.

>>> Southeast Trauma-Informed Collaborative Releases Mini-Documentary

The Southeast Trauma-Informed Collaborative (SETICC) recently released a mini-documentary on the impact of trauma. The production was possible thanks to funding from OhioMHAS. SETICC is a diverse group of professionals and trauma survivors who work together to expand trauma-informed and trauma-competent care in the southeast Ohio region.

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