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Nov. 9, 2022

>>> County Board Levies Pass

All five county Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board levies on Tuesday’s ballot passed with overwhelming support from voters. The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) extends its congratulations to the following local boards:

  • Geauga County | 0.5-mill, 5-year renewal (72% YES)
  • Greene County | 1.5-mill, 10-year renewal (66% YES)
  • Hamilton County | 3.37-mill, 5-year renewal plus increase (64% YES)
  • Lorain County | 0.6-mill, 5-year renewal (73% YES)
  • Muskingum County | 1.0-mill, 10-year renewal (66% YES)

>>> New SAMHSA Resource: Implementing Community-Level Policies to Prevent Alcohol Misuse

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has published a new resource: Implementing Community-Level Policies to Prevent Alcohol Misuse. Alcohol misuse is focused on binge and heavy drinking patterns within a community or at the population level. This guide will serve as a compendium of key policies for the prevention of alcohol misuse that have been identified as evidence-based by robust scientific literature.

>>> November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

November is Alzheimer's Awareness Month. The goal of the month is to heighten awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and show support for the more than 6.2 million Americans living with it. Here are some resources from the Alzheimer's Foundation of America and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

>>> Understanding Familial Trafficking – Nov. 21

Relink.org will be hosting a three-part familial trafficking webinar series beginning on Nov. 21 with Understanding Familial Trafficking. Discussion will be centered around familial trafficking; understanding familial trafficking, understanding the needs of a familial trafficking survivor and how to serve them, and healing and hope for familial trafficking survivors. Future training dates include Dec. 15 (Understanding the Needs of a Familial Trafficking Survivor and How to Serve Them) and Jan. 19, 2023 (Healing and Hope for Familial Trafficking Survivors). Please click HERE to register for the Nov. 21 webinar. For more information please email info@relink.org.

>>> Upcoming Family Peer Supporter Trainings

NAMI Ohio will host two upcoming Family Peer Supporter trainings -- Nov. 29-Dec. 1 and Dec. 12-13 (Hamilton County) and Jan. 9-13, 2023 (virtual). To be eligible for the training, participants must: be 25 years of age or older; have a high school education or equivalent; and have at least one year of System of Care involvement. Eligible individuals are not only those currently working as an FPS or for an agency but can be a parent/caregiver receiving services from your agency with a desire to assist other families with similar challenges. Click HERE for more information and to register and HERE to learn more about Family Peer Supporters. Questions? Please email Tamisha McKenzie at tamisha@namiohio.org or call 614.224.2700.

>>> 2022 Ohio Adult Allies Summit – Dec. 2

The Ohio Youth-Led Prevention Network will host its 2022 Ohio Adult Allies Summit: An Upstream Approach to Healthy Youth Outcomes on Dec. 2 from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. This year’s Summit will focus on the Social Determinants of Adolescent Health and how Youth-Led Strategies work within this framework to support positive health outcomes for all youth.  Kathleen Tebb, Ph.D., Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, will provide keynote remarks. Cost is $50. Click the link above for more information and to register.

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11.8.22 | WTOL-TV 60-year-old vet marches from Toledo to Ann Arbor for veteran suicide awareness

11.8.22 | Lima News Rhodes holds Veterans Day event; Walk raises awareness of veteran suicides

11.8.22 | CBS News FDA warns of risks from xylazine, an animal drug linked to overdoses in humans

11.7.22 | WCMH-TV 988 prompts more Ohioans to call suicide lifeline

11.7.22 | WEWS-TV N.E. Ohio veterans mental health core concern, just 50% seek the help they need

11.7.22 | The Advertiser-Tribune Overdoses on the rise, fatalities decline

11.7.22 | PR Newswire Ad Council announces $65M multi-year mental health initiative

11.7.22 | Cleveland.com Cleveland expected to double the size of mental health teams

11.7.22 | Cleveland.com Fentanyl continues to fuel overdoses in Cuyahoga County

11.7.22 | Springfield News-Sun Exercise improves mental health for seniors

11.6.22 | WKRC-TV Nonprofit provides free mental health training to support Tri-State first responders

11.6.22 | The News-Herald Homebound seniors benefit from Family Pride of NEO, Lake County ADAMHS Board partnership

11.5.22 | WSYX-TV Central Ohio Grief Care Coalition holds first resource fair

11.5.22 | NPR The rate of alcohol-related deaths in U.S. rose 30% in the first year of COVID

11.4.22 | SpectrumNews1 DeWine puts $9.9M toward first responders’ mental health

11.4.22 | WEWS-TV Family uses son’s tragic death to raise awareness about mental illness, suicide

11.4.22 | Good Morning America Nearly half of workers say their jobs hurts their mental health, survey finds

11.4.22 | WKYC-TV John’s Safe Place opens safe space at Clearview High School

11.4.22 | Bowling Green Sentinel-Tribune Doctor will share her journey of addiction and recovery