APRIL 2020
Mental Health is health
Agencies are prepared and ready to serve those in need.

The County of Summit Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADM) Board is working in tandem with its provider agencies to ensure continuity of care for our local mental health and addiction system during the COVID-19 crisis.

If you or someone you care about is in need of support, don't wait ! Mental health and addiction treatment are essential healthcare services, especially during this difficult time.

  • Essential services, including 24-hour crisis services/detox at the ADM Crisis Center and Psychiatric Emergency Services, are open and operating to serve those with a mental health or addiction crisis.
  • Residential treatment is open and accepting new patients.
  • Outpatient programs are operating, using telehealth to connect with patients.
  • Medication services, such as MAT (Medication-Assisted Treatment) and other pharmacy programs treating those with mental illness will continue; prescribers will be reaching out to patients to advise of any changes and/or special instructions. 

For a list of programs and important phone numbers visit www.admboard.org.
Stay up-to-date about COVID-19
Summit County Public Health: 

Summit County Public Health
COVID-19 hotline: 

NEW- Ohio adds COVID Care Line 1-800-720-9616
Trained staff are prepared to simply talk, help with emotional management, screening, or connect you to resources if needed. Open between 8am-8pm, 7 days a week (answered by a national hotline overnight).

Ohio Department of Health: 
Ohio Call Center (M-Sun 9am-8pm): 

If you are a provider and have questions about COVID-19 preparedness, please visit:

Visit our website for up-to-date info: www.admboard.org/covid-19
Local Americorps VISTA awarded
high honor for service
ADM Board has hosted VISTAs for the past two years

Congratulations are in order for our own Christina Bass (pictured left) , Americorps VISTA and ROSC Coordinator. The Ohio Association for Justice and the Ohio Supreme Court are recognizing Christina for completing over 300 hours of pro bono service. Additionally, she was selected as the Community and Pro Bono Publico Service Student of the Year for completing the most service hours in her graduating class. 

Christina’s service year as the ROSC Coordinator focused on implementation as well as surveying cultural competency at the Board and throughout our system of care. ROSC (Recovery Oriented System of Care) recognizes many paths to recovery by building on community networks to ensure a continuum of care that is person-centered, timely, accountable and efficient, and equitable. 

In addition to over 1,000 hours at the ADM Board, Christina volunteered at Akron Law's Reentry Clinic, assisting clients who have a criminal conviction in applying for a Certificate of Qualification for Employment (CQE). A CQE helps remove barriers to finding a job by lifting certain sanctions that prevent people from getting a job. Summing up her year of service Christina adds, “I've learned that sometimes people find themselves in situations they never would have imagined or wanted to be in. I think people deserve the opportunity to re-write their stories.”

Need Support?
Help is just a text or phone
call away. COVID-19 concerns have the potential to impact your mental health. The ADM Board reminds residents who may be feeling overwhelmed or troubled by COVID-19, or any situation requiring emotional support, to call our local 24-hour Mental Health Hotline at 330-434-9144 or use the Crisis Textline- text 4HOPE to 741-741.

Many local recovery events and fundraisers have been canceled or went virtual due to COVID-19. If you need help getting the word out about an event or group, please contact us .

News & Notes...
Learn more- Virtual support group for frontline workers
Learn more- Change Direction tool for parents - talking to kids about COVID-19
Get support- NAMI Summit County has gone virtual...join a support group today!
Join the Conversation-
NIAAA Twitter Chats: Alcohol use disorder treatment and recovery during COVID-19 Follow @NIAAAnews for two upcoming Twitter Chat events. Each will focus on COVID-19 and its effect on people with alcohol problems, including impact on treatment and recovery and effects of stress on mental and physical health.
April 29 – 2-3pm Use the hashtag #AlcoholAwarenessChat
April 30 – Noon-1pm Use the hashtag #AlcoholChat

Mark your calendar...
Canceled- ADM Recovery Challenge 5K, race will resume in 2021
Rescheduled- Community Support Services ' Art of Recovery, now on August 6, 2020
Rescheduled- IBH Addiction Recovery 's 50th Anniversary Gala, now on Sept. 30, 2020
Join Ohio's Strive for Five Challenge!
The challenge is simple: find five people in your life and check-in with them every day for the next 30-days.

Ohio's Strive for Five Challenge is a new, statewide awareness campaign to help individuals and families cope with feelings of stress, anxiety, and isolation by connecting with others.

You are encouraged to reach out , connect , and comfort each other while we all work our way through the COVID-19 crisis and social distancing. Peer-to-peer support has great power in helping to calm anxiety and fear. By reaching out via phone, text, email, or even a hand-written note, you can help.
Thank you for your time!